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Judith Berndt Walls  

Judith Berndt Walls

December 31, 1943 – January 10, 2016

Judith Berndt Walls, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and sister, passed away on Sunday, January 10, 2016 surrounded by her loving family.

Judy touched many lives with her bright smile, quiet sense of humor, and caring attitude.

She was born on New Year’s Eve, 1943 in Adrian, Michigan to the late Elly and Susie Berndt and shared her childhood with her sister Sally. She graduated from Adrian High School and began her studies at Adrian College in 1961. She met Michael, the love of her life, in the fall of 1961. She transferred to finish her Dental Hygiene degree at the University of Michigan and graduated in 1965. She and Michael were married in 1965 and were blessed with three wonderful daughters; Stacy (Grayson), Constance (Stephen) and L.E. (Christopher).

After 20 years as a Dental Hygienist in Michigan, Wisconsin, and Delaware, Judy decided to embark on a new career and joined Patterson Schwartz as a Realtor. In 1985 Judy co-founded ReMax Associates. She loved being a Realtor and formed lifelong friendships with her ReMax colleagues. She took great joy in working with people to help them find their dream homes. She worked at ReMax until she suffered a massive stroke that forced her to retire in 2007. The stroke robbed her of the ability to walk and talk but in typical Judy fashion she attacked her disability with a vengeance and regained her ability to walk, talk and even drive a car. Judy loved to travel and after her stroke, she and Michael visited England, France, Ireland, Sweden, Croatia, Russia, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Holland, Finland, Belgium, Mexico, Italy, Turkey and Hungary. She also particularly enjoyed cruising the European rivers with dear friends from Adrian College and recently took a cruise to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with their entire family. She also loved her second home in Kiawah Island, South Carolina and was never happier than when her entire family was together there, which happened often.

Judy loved her family and took great pride in watching her daughters earn their college degrees, marry, and create their own happy families. She adored her grandchildren and will be fondly remembered by, Elaina, Shelby, Charles and Collin. Also left to treasure her memory is her dear sister Sally and her husband Oliver Marcotte, and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held from 11 am until 12 Noon on Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at the Spicer Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 W. Park Place, Newark, DE, followed by a service at 12:00 Noon. Entombment will be held privately in All Saints Cemetery.

Over the past 10 years, Judy has helped transport hundreds of dogs to their forever homes. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Judy’s memory can be sent to Wet Nose Pet Rescue, 14425 Bustleton Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19116.

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  1. DeeAnn, January 11, 2016

    Chris & LE,
    My heart aches for all of you and your family. You are in my prayers and I wish you peace and comfort.
    Best,
    DeeAnn

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  2. América Cabuto, January 11, 2016

    I feel really sad, I never going to forget the days that I lived with you.

    My prayers are with all of you Family Walls

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  3. Jim and Shirley Lindau, January 11, 2016

    Dear Mike and family,
    Words cannot express the sadness we feel learning of Judy’s passing. The Berndt family will always be a cherished part of our lives. You, Michael, add new depth and meaning to the word “caregiver”. We have yet to see or ever expect to hear of one greater than that of yourself.. We admire you and are so grateful to you more than you can imagine for the love and care given to Judy. We praise God for the family He has blessed and given to you and Judy. Our hearts grieve for all of you. Jim and Shirley Lindau

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  4. Dolores and Rich Kern, January 12, 2016

    so sad. We will keep your family in our prayers,

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  5. Shelly Perry, January 12, 2016

    Mike, Stacy and Connie, I’m so sorry to hear the loss of your mom. I remember when she had her stroke and Stacy kept me posted on her progress. She was a strong woman to overcome the effects of her stroke. I know she will be sorely missed by all who knew her. Lots of hugs and prayers coming your way.

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  6. Bart Anderson, January 14, 2016

    Mike,

    Absolutely no words can adequately express the sorrow of reading this news nor provide enough words to offer you peace and strength in this time. My wonderful memories of Judy are many in the 18 we’ve known one another. Her’s is a story of triumph, perseverance, brilliance and a beautiful life. She cleared more hurdles than anyone I know. When I think of a life well-lived, very well-lived, it’s Judy’s. It wouldn’t have been possible without you by her side; I admire the love between the two of you. You and the family are in my thoughts and prayers.

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  7. Vernon Tweed, January 14, 2016

    Stacy, Grayson, and Charlie, I am very sorry for Stacy’s loss of her Mom. Stacy, Jeff Sayers let me know about your Mom’s passing. I want to let you know that Mary Eva and I are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. We are very sorry for your loss. Grief is not easy, please know that you are not alone and that Mary Eva and I care for all of you. Peace and Love, Vernon Tweed & Mary Eva Milotte.

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  8. Ken and Patty Brown, January 15, 2016

    To Mike and Family
    Our greatest sympathy for all of you on the loss of Judy. She truly was a super person.
    Fondly, Ken and Patty Brown

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