Sun Sentinel Palm Beach Edition
Judith (Judy) Becher
Boca Raton - Judith Ann (Ades) Becher, caring mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who lovingly was referred to as “Bubbe Judy” across generations of family and community members, passed away on March 15 in Boca Raton, FL. She was 88 years old.
Judy was born in Newark, NJ and attended Weequahic High School.
After marrying Sheldon Becher in 1952, Judy lived in East Orange, Union, and Cranford, NJ, where they raised four children. Family was Judy’s focus throughout her life, and she was a full-time enthusiastic supporter of her children’s diverse activities and interests.
Judy’s family moved to Miami in 1973. She joined her mother Rose and sister Marcy who already had relocated there several years prior. Kendall was Judy’s home for about 25 years, and she became a local fixture supporting school and religious causes. Notably she spent 10 years at the Alper JCC in Miami leading its in-house baby-sitting services in a dedicated area named after her, “Bubbe Judy’s Room.”
In her later years Judy moved to Tamarac where she lived in the King’s Point community, and then at Allegro Senior Living in Delray Beach. She was a passionate advocate for children and a longtime volunteer with Jewish Adoption and Family Care Options (JAFCO).
Judy was predeceased by her son Jeffrey (Christopher Brower) of Casselberry, FL, and sister Doris (Ades) Sonenthal of Clark, NJ, and leaves behind children Robin (Michael) Ware of North Caldwell, NJ and Boca Raton, FL; Gary (Jacki Sinett) of Boca Raton, FL; and Scott (MaryEllen Wiedenbeck) of Miami, FL; sister Marcy (Jerry) Krotenberg of Miami, FL; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Private graveside services were held at Lakeside Memorial Park in Miami.
Donations in Judy’s honor may be made to Jewish Adoption and Family Care Options (JAFCO) Children’s Village in Sunrise, FL.