Harry J Will Funeral Homes

34567 Michigan Ave, Wayne, MI


Judith Kay Fitch

August 12, 1940May 6, 2020

Judy Fitch passed away the morning of May 6th in Ann Arbor after a long and valiant fight against cancer. She is now reunited with Rod, her husband of 54 years and grandson, River.

Born in Detroit, Judy was the first child of Mildred and Arthur Blank. She attended Ladywood High School going on to earn her Masters in Social Work from Wayne State University. Judy went on to work as a Social Worker for Wayne Westland Schools until she retired in 2003 Judy and Rod loved to travel, taking many trips throughout North America and the world. However, it was Aruba that they would return to year after year. Even Rod's devastating stroke 20 years ago was not enough to quench their wanderlust. It was Judys refusal to let that stroke cripple their lives that she may be most remembered for. Her devotion to Rod was an inspiration to all who knew them and gave him a quality of life that was exceptional under the circumstances. Besides travel Judy was also a fan of the theater and could often be found down at the Fisher where she was a member and patron of the arts.

Judy is survived by her two children, Craig and Julie, and her grandchildren; Taylor, Zach, Corbin, Hayley, Canyon, Mezi and Bree. Also her siblings; Dianne, Randy, Lori and their families including numerous nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life will be held in honor of Judy when it is safe to do so. Please register to receive a notification of the upcoming memorial service to be scheduled once restrictions have been lifted.

She requested that any donations be given to: American Stroke Association 3816 Paysphere Circle Chicago, IL 60674

Donate by phone: 1-800-AHA-USA1


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


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Judith Richards

May 8, 2020

I loved working with Judy. She was compassionate, professional, and fun loving. Judy, Rod, and I were early morning swimmers at the Y on Wayne Rd. 5:30am! I loved her laughter and her jokes. She was so proud of her children and her grandchildren!

Kathleen Kain

May 8, 2020

Aunt Judy, my AJ, you loved your family, you loved to travel, you loved life. And you are so loved. We will miss you always. I’m happy that you are with Uncle Rod again and know that you are sitting on a beach in Heaven with a nice cold drink.

Janie Sawyer

May 8, 2020

Judy was such a ray of sunshine and a beautiful kind soul.


May 8, 2020

Judy was a wonderful social worker. However, it was her ability to see the joyful qualities in life that made her unique. I always looked forward to the days when she was in the building. She made the day better for staff and the students and families with whom she worked.

Linda Priest

May 8, 2020

Judy was such a wonderful person. I loved running into her at Wayne Westland events because she was funny, kind, and always great to talk with. I am saddened by her passing.

Matt Barnes

May 8, 2020

Judy was my school social worker supervisor when I did my internship and I will never forget her kindness and sense of humor. I know that she in now at peace and I’m so grateful that I got to know her. She gave me the confidence to continue my career as a school social worker.

Kathleen McDonald

May 8, 2020

My deepest condolences and prayers to her friends and family. Judy and I worked together, a wonderful person and teacher. With love, Kathleen McDonald

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