WESTFIELD - Julia E. "Judy" (Robins) Chapman, age 88, of Bliss Street, Westfield, died Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, at Brooks Memorial Hospital in Dunkirk, N.Y.
"Judy" was born on Feb. 8, 1925, in Westfield, N.Y., the daughter of the late George Albert and Anna Belle (Saunders) Robins.
She was a 1943 graduate of Westfield Academy where she excelled in business classes. Judy had been the office manager for the former W.T. Grant Store in Westfield for many years.
Julia E. “Judy” (Robins) Chapman
She had also been the office manager for the Westfield Republican and then in 1979 she became the treasurer for Westfield Academy and Central School, where she worked for more than 20 years until her retirement in 2000.
She enjoyed knitting and had knitted many hats, mittens, scarves and sweaters for all of her family and many community children as well. She was an avid reader of mystery novels.
Family was extremely important to Judy; she greatly enjoyed her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She had a wonderful sense of humor and was quick to express her opinions whether you agreed with her or not. She was a member of the John W. Rogers Post 327 American Legion Auxiliary, and the Chautauqua County Association of Educational Office Professionals as well as a former member of the Women of The Moose Chapter 517.
She is survived by her son, Terry A. Chapman; and by her daughter, Becky (Steve) Reynolds, both of Westfield, N.Y. Judy also has three grandchildren: William (Anita) Chapman of Bel Air, Md., Dana Reynolds of Westfield, N.Y., and SFC Kevin (Crystal) Reynolds, U.S. Army of Buffalo, N.Y. She is further survived by her four great-grandchildren: Kayli Erin Reynolds and Kyle Andrew Reynolds, both of Buffalo, N.Y., and Rachel McCarthy and Lauren McCarthy both of Bel Air, Md.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Maurice T. Chapman, whom she married on Sept. 18, 1943, and who died on June 20, 1992, as well as by her three brothers: Earl, Harold and Harry Robins, and by her sister, Elgie Robins.
Friends may call at the MASON Funeral Home, 37 Clinton St., Westfield, N.Y., on Monday afternoon, Oct. 21 from 3 p.m. until the time of the funeral services there at 4 p.m. with the Rev. Byron Lutz officiating. Burial will be private in Union Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Patterson Library, 40 S. Portage St., Westfield, NY 14787.
Log on to www.masonfuneral.com to send Judy's family a message of sympathy.