Sparkman Funeral Home & Cremation Services

1029 South Greenville Ave, Richardson, TX


James J. Judge

December 3, 1935August 31, 2020

James J. (Jim) Judge of Killington, Vermont, born December 3, 1935 in Staten Island, NY, died peacefully on August 31 after a short illness in Dallas, Texas. Jim is survived by his wife, Kathy (née Garahan) following a loving marriage of over 51 years. He is also survived by his sister, Maureen (Sister Elizabeth Judge, a Sister of Charity), his nephews and niece, (Brian, Terence, Daniel and Jacqueline) as well as Kathy's many siblings, nieces and nephew. He was predeceased by his brother, William Judge.

Jim was an avid skier, who as a young man traveled around Europe testing his skills on the most challenging slopes. His love of skiing brought him to Killington, VT where he and Kathy shared a life for 50 years before relocating to Dallas, Texas a year ago. Jim loved living on the mountain and felt fortunate to have found it as a home. He worked as a ski instructor and owned a property management business. He was also a "friend of Bill's" for many years and joined others in that life changing experience. A private service will take place in Dallas on September 9. It is anticipated that a celebration of life will be held in Vermont sometime next spring.

Condolences can be left on the Sparkman Funeral Home website: www.sparkmanrichardson.com


  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, September 9, 2020



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Ellie Calabrese

September 15, 2020

I was so saddened to hear of Jimmy's passing. One is never fully ready for this. You made such a major impact in my life and you are in my prayers daily. My the Lord give you special blessings during this time, you are loved by many!!!

Peggy Angstadt

September 14, 2020

Dear Kathy, I'm so very sorry to hear of Jim's passing. I think of him, and of YOU, each time I drive north thru Killington...past the Tuesday night 'meeting' church... You are in my prayers, Kathy... I still think of you often. It would be a blessing to talk with you. With much love, Peggy

Irene Leigh

September 12, 2020

I've known Jim in Vermont for over 50 years. Every time he dropped by, we would have long conversations, and I do remember his wry humor! May the good memories sustain you in the days ahead. All best, Irene Leigh

Claude Blais

September 12, 2020

Always a sad day when our Community looses such a kind, friendly and generous person. I’ll be remembering the two of you sitting at “your table” for a long time. My condolences

Karen H

September 11, 2020

My condolences. Karen

catherine hurley spencer

September 11, 2020

Dearest Kathy,
Jimmy was a perfect example of a "life well lived". After finding his way in a serene way of living, he quietly passed it on to other suffering folks. Jimmy and you had a profound effect on my family and I shall always be grateful.
My thoughts, prayers, and love are with you. Catherine

Jackie Gormly

September 9, 2020

hello to Kathy and all of the Garahan family.
I was sorry to see that Jimmy died. He was a kind and gentle man. I used to like visiting with him in Pricechopper. I am glad that Kathy is with family. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you 🙏

PJ Garahan

September 9, 2020

Uncle Jimmy,

I will always remember your resonant voice, your quickness to smile, and love of winter in VT. Enjoyed skiing your mountain with you. I'll miss you and know Killington already misses you too.

Until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of His hand.

- Your Nephew

Judy Storch

September 9, 2020

Jim was a wonderful and caring man with a lively sense of humor. Our paths crossed more than 50 years ago, and I have many fond memories (and laughs) of of our times together while working with Jim at Judge's Property Management and as our friendship grew. Jim will be will be missed in Killington by many, and I will always think of him with a smile on my face.
My thoughts and prayers are with you. Love, Judy

Harold Booth

September 9, 2020

Jimmy was important to me. He was a person I could always trust to be there. Such reliability is not easy to find in life. He was also spot on in his understanding of events, and a wonderful person to talk to whenever my own thinking wasn't yet clear. I believe he is also responsible for seeing to it that the 'Friends of Bill' meeting in the little white church in Killington survived over so many years. At certain periods, when attendance was low, he went, and sat, and kept the doors open. He helped a tremendous amount of people there. I am grateful for your life, Jimmy, and salute you in death.


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