Judith Retzlaff

Obituary of Judith A. Retzlaff

Judith A. “Judy” Retzlaff, 72, of Speigletown, beloved sweetheart and wife of 47 years to Stephen “Steve” Retzlaff of Speigletown, peacefully entered into eternal life surrounded by her family on Thursday, November 21, 2019.


Born in Troy, she was the daughter of the late William and Sophie Mack Surprenant and was a graduate of Keveny Academy in Cohoes.


Judy retired in 2015 from Clough Harbour Associates where she had been employed for 30 years.


She loved to travel and was a dedicated wife, mother and grandmother.


Beloved wife of Stephen, devoted mother of Deborah (Deane) Lapham of Speigletown, cherished grandmother of Jacob and Julianna Lapham, loving sister and aunt of Thomas (Lisa) Surprenant (children,  Ryan and Adam), all of Cohoes and best friend to Jill Graber of Troy.


Relatives and friends are invited to join Judy’s family for her committal service on Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. at the Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, 200 Duell Rd., Schuylerville, NY 12871.


There are no calling hours.


The Retzlaff family wishes to express their sincere appreciation to the nursing staff at Samaritan Hospital as well as to Community Hospice of Rensselaer for their loving and compassionate care which they have provided to Judy and her family.


Those desiring, may make memorial contributions to The Alzheimer’s  Association, 4 Pine West Plaza, #405, Albany, NY 12205 or to Community Hospice of  Rensselaer, 295 Valleyview Blvd., Rensselaer, NY 12144, in memory of Judith A. Retzlaff.


Funeral arrangements have been entrusted by the family to the John J. Sanvidge Funeral Home, Inc., 565 Fourth Avenue, Troy, NY 12182. Phone (518) 235-0952


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1:30 pm
Tuesday, November 26, 2019
Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery
200 Duell Road
Schuylerville, New York, United States
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