Judith L. “Judy” Ufferman

January 15, 1960 ‒ July 24, 2018

Delaware, Ohio

Judith Lynn “Judy”Ufferman 58, of Delaware, passed away peacefully Tuesday evening, July 24, 2018 surrounded by her family, after an extended battle with cancer.

She was born January 15, 1960 in Marysville, Ohio, the daughter of Robert L. & Betty J. (Kaufman) Cosgray.

Judy attended Delaware Hayes High School, and was active in the marching band where she met her high school sweetheart. She later graduated in 1978.

On June 23, 1984 she married that high school sweetheart John Ufferman. Together they moved to New Hampshire where they worked for Honeywell. They later moved back to Delaware, Ohio in 1987, after the birth of their first son to be closer to family.

Once settled back in Delaware, she found her calling as an Educational Assistant, working at Carlisle Elementary School for over two decades.

Left to cherish her memory are husband and love of her life of 34 years John Ufferman; sons Kevin and Brian Ufferman both of Delaware; Mother Betty J. Cosgray of Delaware, sister Jayne Rhodes of Delaware; mother-in-law Mary Ufferman of Delaware.

She is preceded in death by her father, and brother-in-law Jim Rhodes.

Judy enjoyed reading, and spending time with her family. She volunteered with Delaware Hayes High School marching band, and she enjoyed watching The Ohio State University Football and the marching band. Throughout her diagnosis and treatment of cancer she kept a positive attitude, stating “Hopefully the research going on now will help people in the future.”

Pastor Beth Staten will officiate a funeral service 10:00 a.m. Saturday, July 28, 2018 at Zion United Church of Christ, 51 West Central Ave, Delaware, Ohio 43015. Family and friends may call from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Friday, July 27,2018  at the Snyder Rodman Funeral Center 101 Valleyside Drive, Delaware, Ohio 43015. Burial will take place at Marlborough Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in Judy’s name may be directed towards The Ohio State University, James Cancer Hospital, 460 West 10th Ave., Columbus, Ohio 43210.

To share a fond memory or to leave a message of condolence please visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com .

The Snyder Rodman Funeral Center in Delaware is handling arrangements.

  • My heart is broken. Judy was a great friend through high school. Even though I haven’t seen her for many years, I always have and will always consider her a great friend. John my heart aches for all of you. May she Rest In Peace now looking down upon all of you and smiling.

  • I have known Judy since our high school days. We were in the marching band together. Later in our lives, we met again at Carlisle Elementary. My students were privileged to work with Judy and their eyes lit up when she entered the room! She always told them she had stories she could tell about their teacher, but kept our secrets of back in the day. Throughout her treatments, Judy always remained open and positive. She was an inspiration to all and will be deeply missed. May she now Rest In Peace for a job well-done.

  • When I first began working at Carlisle, Judy was among the first staff members to welcome me and make me feel at home. I enjoyed her sarcastic wit, her enthusiastic spirit, and her willingness to jump in and improvise during my lessons. When she laughed at the absurdities of life, as she often did, I couldn’t help but laugh with her. Judy was a natural fit in her role as an education assistant. It was easy to see that she loved her students and they loved her in return. Although her time on earth was cut short, she made a difference in hundreds of lives, including mine. TTFN, dear Judy. You will be missed!

  • John, Kevin, and Brian, Sending love during this difficult time! Your wife/mother was an awesome person (as you all know)! She was blessed to have your support and love as she dealt with her cancer. She was an inspiration to so many, including me! Her humor and gift to move on with whatever life threw at her was incredible. This was true in both her personal and professional life! My Sincere Sympathy, Peggy Benziger

  • I am so saddened by the loss of an amazing person. I worked with Judy at Carlisle. She was always willing to do whatever to help someone out. She had a wonderful sense of humor. While I have wonderful memories of working with her, I will always cherish the fun times we had at game club and texting every Wednesday about Survivor.

  • I worked with Judy for 20 years at Carlisle. She was always willing to volunteer for various school tasks, and wanted to help to get tasks accomplished. I will miss calling her “Duty,” and hearing her call me “Chadwick.” My condolences go out to her family.

  • I am so sorry to hear of your loss…both Judy and John were good friends in high school..we had some great times in the band. My heart goes out the the family. She will sadly be missed by one and all. God Bless to the family.

  • Judy was asked to show me around the physical building of Carlisle when I first arrived as a classroom assistant 14 years ago. What a tour she gave me! Every unlocked closet, room, and classroom were on our tour route. I always told her she gave me the most thorough overview of a building I ever had! Over those ensuing 14 years, we shared a closet as a room to park our desks and belongings (with the added super benefit of sharing a real mini classroom with two bathrooms this past year). Many lunch breaks were taken together. Sometimes we even worked with the same students and teachers. Judy was a trooper these recent years, battling her cancer. She told me many times that her doctors and nurses were impressed and happy with her desire to keep working. That drive to serve kids certainly benefitted in her fight against the cancer. Eventually the cancer won over her body, but her soul was imbedded in her family, friends, co-workers, and students!
    —-Janet Seese

  • Dear Ufferman Family, I am so very sorry for your loss. Judy was a special person who touched many lives in a positive way. She will be missed lifting you in thought and prayer.

    –Monika Ray

  • John and Family,

    I am so sorry to ready Judy’s passing. Please know you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers .

    Patrick Roach

  • My deepest sympathies and condolences to the Ufferman family for your loss. Our prayers are with you.

  • My Friend Judy. You were courageous and determined. I am in awe. You made such a difference in so many lives which is exactly what you were meant to do. You are dearly loved. To a life well lived. You will be greatly missed. Rest easy, my dear, dear friend.

  • Dear Ufferman Family,
    I am very sorry to hear about Judy. I always enjoyed working with her at Carlisle. She always made me laugh and had a great sense of humor. I enjoyed our daily talks. I will always remember Judy for being such a good friend.

  • Our Prayers and thoughts are with the Ufferman family in the loss of Judy .
    She was so special to many people.. Will be greatly missed.
    Hugs to you all and especially to John and Mary .

    Phil and Margie Richert

  • Prayers and thoughts are with The Ufferman Family in there loss.
    Judy is a wonderful person and will be deeply missed.
    She is the sunshine of our lives…
    She was always encouraging and courageous.
    God Bless to everyone.
    Lisa Y.

  • My condolences and prayers to all of the family. I didn’t know Judy but know many of her family members. Betty was my sunday school teacher many years ago at Delaware Bible Church. I also know Jayne and her in-laws from there. My husband Ron went to school with John and we also know his family from Zion.May the Lord comfort you in His arms.

  • Dear Ufferman Family,
    I was sorry to learn of Judy’s passing yesterday. She was a good friend to me throughout our school years.