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Obituary: Marcia Bartlett Judson '46

Marcia Bartlett Judson of Sarasota, FL, died peacefully in her home surrounded by her close family on April 20, 2011. Born in Milwaukee on Oct. 22, 1923, Marcia also spent her childhood in Manhattan and Washington, D.C., attending George School and Antioch College before graduating from George Washington University. Upon marriage to Robert Judson after WWII, she raised her children first on his family's apple farm in Kinderhook, N.Y. - then to Washington, D.C. where she also worked for the National Institute of Health and, with her mother Lenore, opened the Play Center, and educational Toy Store- then on to Greenwich Village in Manhattan where she was a researcher for the Bank Street College of Education until her retirement. Marcia was a true matriarch to those who knew her. She was a proud New Deal progressive and would not miss an opportunity to speak up for equality and social justice. She had an eagle eye, incisive intuition, sharp wit and easy laugh. In Marcia's 20 years in Sarasota, she volunteered her time at many community organizations including Court Watch, Jungle Gardens, Meals on Wheels, The Pelican Man, Planned Parenthood and Sarasota Memorial Hospital. Marcia is survived by her loving husband of 64 years; son, Michael and his wife Jan Chester of Sarasota; daughter, Elizabeth Martin, and her husband Richard of Sarasota; and two grandchildren, Andrew Judson of Sarasota, and Paul Judson and his wife Kate of Washington, D.C. We miss you and hold dear your strength, guidance and the unconditional love and support you gave all of us throughout our lives. We also thank your stellar caregivers from TideWell Hospice, especially Bonnie, Essie, Crystal, and Barbara. At Marcia's request there will be no funeral services. If you wish to send a gift in her memory, please consider TideWell Hospice, Planned Parenthood or a charity that is dear to you.