OBITUARY

Judy Larch

November 1, 1959January 19, 2019

LARCH, Judy Christine, died on January 19, 2019 at Park Gardens Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Bronx, New York. One of three daughters of William Arthur Larch and Beverly Klanjac Larch, Judy was born in Dayton, Ohio on November 1, 1959. Judy attended Fairmont East High School in Kettering, Ohio and was a student choreographer for most of the musicals while also performing in Camelot and Oklahoma. She was an officer on the drill team, in the high school singing group, the Falconnaires and on the speech team participating in competitions in poetry and dramatic readings. Judy attended Miami University in Oxford, OH and received her BS in Retailing in 1981. She was the social chairman for her sorority, Pi Beta Phi and was in the modern dance company. Larch had a love of fashion and started her Retail career in Dallas at Federated Department Stores. She soon moved to San Francisco where she began a long and successful career at Macy’s becoming an accomplished Retail Planning Executive living and working in San Francisco, Hawaii and lastly New York City. Judy’s heart and joy were her two daughters and her love of dogs and profound respect for the sacrifices our military make made her an active, passionate volunteer and fundraiser for The Wounded Warrior Project and Companion for Heroes and other nonprofits.

Larch is preceded in death by her parents, William and Beverly Larch. She is survived by her daughters, Gabrielle and Amanda Larch, and her sisters and their spouses, Sara Larch and Richard Smith, Rita and Bob Farrell and her nephews, Justin and Joshua Johnson.

The family will receive visitors from 9-11am Saturday, January 26, 2019 at the Edwin L. Bennett Funeral Home, 824 Scarsdale Ave, Scarsdale, NY and the funeral services will follow at 11-11:30 am at the same location. Following the service, interment will be at Woodlawn Cemetery, NY. In lieu of flowers, Judy’s family requests that donations be made to: The Wounded Warrior Project or Companions for Heroes.

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, January 26, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, January 26, 2019
  • Graveside Service Saturday, January 26, 2019
REMEMBERING

Judy Larch

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Abby Turner Hobbs

January 28, 2019

Dear Larch Family,

I was so saddened to hear of Judy’s passing! She was my Pi Phi “big sis” and we had so much fun together. I regret having lost touch soon after college. My thoughts and prayers are with you!!!

Abby

Julie David & Jordan Terrell

January 26, 2019

We are so very sad to hear of Judy’s passing. We had the great luck of meeting Judy when we moved to San Francisco with a large group of Macy’s employees. We are so proud to call Judy our friend and have some many great memories with her. We feel so blessed that we could share in the arrival of Gabrielle and be a part of her first Christmas, Easter egg hunt, pumpkin cravings , Thanksgiving and sleepovers. Judy always called Gabrielle and Jordan our “little angels.” Please know the Terrells are sending all our love and prayers to Gabrielle, Amanda and your whole family. God bless you all.

Pat Houden

January 25, 2019

Forbidden City 2002
Always the fashionista, Judy rocks a Qing dynasty ensemble.

Patricia Houden

January 25, 2019

I'm so sorry to hear this sad news. I'll always remember Judy as a fantastic skier and she beat me down the mountain at Squaw Valley many times. We had a memorable trip to China together with our girls in 2002 with walks on the Great Wall and playing dress up for photos at the Forbidden City. We made quite a scene everywhere we went. Our hearts are with Judy's girls and family at this time. With love, Patricia and Hanya

Mary Ann Baker

January 25, 2019

I would often see Judy when our parents would have get-togethers and when I would be hanging out with her older sister, Sara. I have not seen Judy since high school, but was kept informed of her designer accomplishments and all she was doing through Sara. The Larch’s were such a delightful, loving, devoted family. My Heartfelt condolences to Sara, Rita and to all those who knew and loved Judy so much.

Laurie Ruscillo

January 25, 2019

Judy and I met in junior high school. We shared our secrets and watched one another gain confidence and poise through our experiences with failure and success. We played pool and polished our fingernails. We continued to share our secrets. As we grew older and grew our families, Judy developed a drive and demand of herself and everyone around her that helped make me a better person. We still shared our secrets whenever we were together or were able to steal away several hours on the phone.We would go right back to being better than sisters to one another, filled with love and support. I have missed her the past couple of years and will continue to. Gabby and Amanda filled Judy with enormous pride. Her love and concern for her daughters was a glowing beacon in her heart. My hope is that they will continue to know and be washed in her love. Judy's energy will always be within them. Comfort and love to Sara and her family, Rita and family as well as Gabrielle and Amanda.

Mimi McGrath

January 24, 2019

Judy (1st Lt.) with fellow Deb officers at a Basketball Half Time show...

Mimi McGrath

January 24, 2019

I am so very sorry to hear of Judy's passing. She was a talented, sparkling ball of fire. I knew her in high school, where she was in Speech, Chorus, Falconaires (like the show Glee), Musicals (Fiddler, Oklahoma! and Camelot) and Debs (a drill team) where she was an officer for two years. I also danced with her at Miami. She was also a great teacher, and coached many of us in those dance groups and in musicals. I know in recent years she was very successful in her career, which is completely expected, based on her work ethic and talent as a teen. I will miss her, but her light shines on. "Some of them do Sparkle..." --- Merlyn from "Camelot"...

Terri Hicks Whitacre

January 23, 2019

Blessings to Judy’s Family and Friends for this loss of a special lady. I knew Judy in high school through the Fairmont East Debutantes drill team. What a talented performer she was! Judy was so smart, a fine leader and such fun to be around. Heaven has a new and precious Angel...

Suzanne Murillo

January 22, 2019

I remember Judy as a bundle of energy and ideas, always positive, helpful, and smiling. I am so sorry to hear of her passing and send my heartfelt condolences to her family.

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