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Judith M Guckian

February 8, 1947August 20, 2020

Judith M. Guckian, a terrific wife, wonderful mother and loving grandmother, passed away peacefully in her sleep at home on the morning of 20 August 2020 at age 73. For eighteen months, she struggled with a debilitating stroke, numerous hospitalizations and two rehabilitation facilities. Judy, as she preferred to be called, was born in Springfield, OH on 08 February 1947 but called Homestead, FL her hometown having arrived there with her husband Pat in 1986. In 1993 they moved to Port Saint Lucie where she resided until her death. Judy was a member of and loved St. Andrew Lutheran Church. She and Pat have a blended family of five children, eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Judy was a vivacious person with bright hazel eyes, a warm smile, an impish sense of humor and a definite flare for cooking. She attended business school after high school and went into banking for a short time, was a secretary in Syracuse, NY for a brief time but her career was most closely associated with the military, first in Japan with Navy Special Services, where she and Pat first met. From 1976 to 1982, she was an expediter/purchaser for Sprague Electric involved in DOD contracting. After Judy and Pat married in 1982 in Norfolk, VA, the couple was transferred to London, England. There she worked for Navy Purchasing for a brief period and then became the Executive Assistant to the Fleet Civil Engineer (SEABEES) for Commander, Naval Forces Europe dealing with all construction for Navy and NATO commands in the European theater. Upon transfer to the U.S. in 1986, she worked briefly for the U.S. Air Force Purchasing Department in Homestead and before being selected for the position of Special Security Officer with the Naval Security Group Activity, Homestead where she was responsible for personnel security and clearances for Navy and Air Force personnel at Homestead. She was retired with credit for 20 years of civil service following Hurricane Andrew in 1992. In 1993 she and Pat started a marine surveying business where she answered the phones, cajoled clients, booked appointments and generally kept the business on an even keel all the while fastidiously maintaining her home and enjoying cooking. They finally retired in January 2019.

Judy was preceded in death by her parents, David and Kathryn Funderburg of Tavares, FL and is survived by husband of 37 years, Pat, daughters, Dani Ricks (husband David) of San Angelo, TX; Jen Borkowicz (husband Joe) of Baltimore, MD; sister, Vicki Slaughter (husband Dave) of Maineville, OH; step-daughter, Amy Shilliday of Austin TX, step-sons, Robert Guckian (wife Suzy) of Selma, TX and Alan Guckian (wife Nikki) of Austin, TX; granddaughter, Cassie Geurin (husband Matt) of Butte, MT; granddaughter, Brandi Narivanchik (husband Adam) of Baltimore, MD, grandson, Tristan Guckian and granddaughter, Hunter Guckian of Austin TX, great-granddaughter, Cheyenne Geurin and great-grandson, Kaleb Geurin of Butte MT, plus numerous nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

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  • Judy was preceded in death by her parents, David and Kathryn Funderburg of Tavares, FL and is survived by husband of 37 years, Pat, daughters, Dani Ricks (husband David) of San Angelo, TX; Jen Borkowicz (husband Joe) of Baltimore, MD; sister, Vicki Slaughter (husband Dave) of Maineville, OH; step-daughter, Amy Shilliday of Austin TX, step-sons, Robert Guckian (wife Suzy) of Selma, TX and Alan Guckian (wife Nikki) of Austin, TX; granddaughter, Cassie Geurin (husband Matt) of Butte, MT; granddaughter, Brandi Narivanchik (husband Adam) of Baltimore, MD, grandson, Tristan Guckian and granddaughter, Hunter Guckian of Austin TX, great-granddaughter, Cheyenne Geurin and great-grandson, Kaleb Geurin of Butte MT, plus numerous nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

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22 October

A Memorial Service

10:00 am

St Andrew Lutheran Church

295 NW Prima Vista Blvd
Port St. Lucie, FL 34983

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Duane (Duey) Mann

August 22, 2020

Pat, My sincere condolences to you and your family. Judy was always very gracious to us Navy guys in both Japan and in Florida. I very fondly remember TACO nights and have never forgotten them! I know she was partial to my Brandy Alexander's too.

Rest in Peace Judy

Steve and TD Roney

August 21, 2020

Judy Guckian made herself an instant friend from the first time we met her in London UK in 1983. She had that fabulous smile and friendly sense of humor that just made us feel a part of her “clan” immediately. Steve and I were honored to have Pat as best man at our wedding and Judy was soon to be one of our best friends.
My most vivid memory was an absolutely scrumptious Japanese meal she cooked for us at their home in High Wickem UK.
I’m sure I spelled that wrong Pat😊. Holy Cow...perfectly cut vegetables, rice and heavenly sauce. So memorable that we think of it to this day. She was an awesome cook. We loved her and will think of her often and for years to come.

Alan Guckian

August 21, 2020

I remember when we stayed at your place a few years ago when we visited during the summer. Judy used to always joke about the kids, and how she didn’t know what to do around them. But when we were there, she was captivated by them. She was sweet and patient with both of them (not an easy feat), and I think she’d secretly admit she had a great time entertaining them! She grinned ear to ear while watching them just being kids.
Dad, we love you guys more than you know, and we’re here for you. Anything you need, just say the word!

Alan, Nikki, Tristan & Hunter

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