OBITUARY

Judith A Emanuel

December 9, 1942November 16, 2018
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Judith Ann Emanuel (“Judy/Gram”) was born December 9, 1942 to Erna and George Kraus in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She married her grade school sweetheart and First Holy Communion partner, James Ralph (“Jim”) Emanuel, on June 29, 1963. Judy worked as an office assistant putting Jim through graduate school. Judy is survived by Jim and their four children and spouses, Deborah and Conley Rank, Sandra and James Emanuel, Barbara and Marc Patel and Kelly and John Emanuel. She had 3 siblings George Kraus (deceased), Erna Handyside and Ralph Kraus. The lights of “Gram’s” life were her eight grandchildren: Max and Abbey Rank, Kate and Jane Patel, Nick and Matt Emanuel and Blake and Kayley Emanuel. Judy’s little dog, Maggie, was a constant companion and source of joy in sickness and health. Judy adored her family and friends and showered them all with handwritten cards, cookies and kindness. She was a wonderful and devoted spouse, mother, grandmother, sister and friend who will never be forgotten by those who were blessed to know her. In lieu of flowers, Judy’s family is requesting that donations be made to a charity of choice or to the scholarship fund for the American Nurses Foundation (“ANF”). The ANF is a philanthropic organization with a mission to transform the nation’s health through the power of nursing. Judy and her family experienced firsthand the extreme power of healing and comfort in the hands of dozens of angels on earth working as nurses and therapists. The link to donate to the ANA is https://ebiz.nursingworld.org/anfdonation?_ga=2.259442830.504601848.1542559867-122698536.1542559867.

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, November 20, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Wednesday, November 21, 2018
  • Committal Service Wednesday, November 21, 2018
REMEMBERING

Judith A Emanuel

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Gerry O'Brien

November 20, 2018

Judy was the epitome of positivity and brought sunshine into the lives of all of those she came in contact with. When Jim was helping my youngest son, Jeff, as his Eagle Coach, Jeff would have to go over there regularly to meet with Jim. He always looked forward to it, not so much to see Jim and get his input and wisdom, but truly because he loved how Mrs. Emanuel pampered him and spoiled him.

The world is a much better place because she was here and graced us with her presence. Longer would have been great, but I'm thankful and feel blessed to have known her.

Cathy McFarland

November 20, 2018

"Mrs. E", as my kids called her, was my role model in my early days as a Boy Scout mom. I will never forget the first time I saw her pack a scout trip cooler - the organization and way everything fit was amazing! And put to shame my novice attempt:)
But she shared her methods and (without knowing it) helped guide my many years as both an involved scout mom and mother of four.
Judy had a knack for having it all together and making it seem easy...her last child was a teen while my first was just entering that stage. I still recall her telling me about her "pimples, pantyhose, and pampers" years.
It was easy to see how much she loved her family - and was loved in return. I know how much she will be missed...
Our family sends our thoughts and prayers to her family during this time.

Erik Garza

November 18, 2018

I know Mrs. Emanuel through her son John, who I’ve been friends with for 10 years. Mrs. Emanuel will be truly missed. She was the type of person to give others more honor than she wanted for herself. She was always the first to give congratulations on people’s milestone events in life. With all 3 of my children she showered them with gifts. When my first born had cancer at 10 months she showed concern and always prayed for us. She always displayed the encouragement you would only find in an amazing mother. We always looked forward to receiving her Christmas card. She was very elegant and could go to one of John’s bbq, hold every kid and not get a stain on her blouse. Above all she loved everyone and made them feel like family. When you struggled with something she was the first to lift you up and when you had victory in life she was the first to celebrate you. She was a woman of great faith and never let life’s circumstances altar that. I wish I had more memories and time with Mrs. Emanuel, but every bit she gave was simply the best. I pray in the name of Jesus, our Lord, for healing, comfort and love for the Emanuel family during this tough time.

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Biography

Judith Ann Emanuel (“Judy/Gram”) was born December 9, 1942 to Erna and George Kraus in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She married her grade school sweetheart and First Holy Communion partner, James Ralph (“Jim”) Emanuel, on June 29, 1963. Judy worked as an office assistant putting Jim through graduate school. Judy is survived by Jim and their four children and spouses, Deborah and Conley Rank, Sandra and James Emanuel, Barbara and Marc Patel and Kelly and John Emanuel. She had 3 siblings George Kraus (deceased), Erna Handyside and Ralph Kraus. The lights of “Gram’s” life were her eight grandchildren: Max and Abbey Rank, Kate and Jane Patel, Nick and Matt Emanuel and Blake and Kayley Emanuel. Judy’s little dog, Maggie, was a constant companion and source of joy in sickness and health. Judy adored her family and friends and showered them all with handwritten cards, cookies and kindness. She was a wonderful and devoted spouse, mother, grandmother, sister and friend who will never be forgotten by those who were blessed to know her.
In lieu of flowers, Judy’s family is requesting that donations be made to a charity of choice or to the scholarship fund for the American Nurses Foundation (“ANF”). The ANF is a philanthropic organization with a mission to transform the nation’s health through the power of nursing. Judy and her family experienced firsthand the extreme power of healing and comfort in the hands of dozens of angels on earth working as nurses and therapists. The link to donate to the ANA is https://ebiz.nursingworld.org/anfdonation?_ga=2.259442830.504601848.1542559867-122698536.1542559867.