Judith Burdick Downey, 78

July 31, 2010

MAY 10, 1932-JULY 24, 2010

Judith Burdick Downey, 78, of Hagerstown, Md., passed away Saturday, July 24, 2010, at Ravenwood Lutheran Village in Hagerstown.

Born Tuesday, May 10, 1932, in Almond, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Harold Ormond Burdick and the late Hannah Shaw Burdick.

Her husband, Dr. William Downey, preceded her in death.

She was a member of Unity Church in Palmyra, Pa.

While serving in the U.S. Army, she received her physical therapist degree.

Until recently, she operated her own holistic therapy practice in Camp Hill, Pa.

She is survived by two sons, Thomas Downey and wife, Suzanne, of Smithsburg, Md., and Michael Downey of Hagerstown; and two grandchildren, Brian Downey of Reston, Va., and Gretchen Downey of Smithsburg.


She was preceded in death by one sister, Carol; and one brother, Kenneth.

Memorial services will be Sunday, Sept. 12, 2010, at 1 p.m. at Unity Church, 37 E. Main St., Palmyra, Pa., with the Rev. Julie A. Vance officiating.

Memorial donations may be made to World Wildlife Fund, 1250 24th St. N.W., P.O. Box 97180, Washington, DC 20090-7180.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown.

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