Obituaries

Judith Anne Sherts Savage, 72

July 29, 2022

Judith Sherts Savage (Judy) died peacefully on July 29, 2022 at Magnolias of Lancaster with her loved ones by her side after a lengthy battle with Early Onset Alzheimer’s, which she fought with grace and dignity. She was the beloved daughter of the late Robert N. and Janet (Lichty) Sherts.
Judy was a 1967 graduate of Lancaster Catholic High School, and maintained life-long friendships with many of her classmates. A devout Catholic, Judy attended St. Anthony’s of Padua Catholic Church.
Judy will be remembered for her kind heart, optimistic outlook and sunny disposition. Judy was always quick to offer a kind word or thoughtful gesture.
A devoted wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, aunt and friend, Judy loved spending time with her family. In addition, she enjoyed reading, gardening, shopping, collecting antiques, visiting historic places, playing Pinochle with her card group and having dinners with her lunch-bunch friends. Judy also had a soft spot in her heart for animals of all kinds, especially dogs.
Judy is survived by her loving husband Ronald W. Savage; children Amy Murdoch (Christopher) of Lancaster, PA and J. William (Jessica) of Syracuse, NY; Grandchildren Scarlet and Charlie Murdoch of Lancaster, PA. and Colin and Johan Savage of Syracuse, NY; sisters Barbara Gunning (Richard) and Kathe Weaver (Ronald); sister-in-law Jean Jent (Albert) of West Palm Beach, FL and several nieces and nephews.
The family would like to extend their deepest gratitude to the staff at Magnolias of Lancaster for their dedication and excellent care for Judy during her final years.
In lieu of flowers, please honor Judy and her love of animals by making a donation to the Humane Pennsylvania Lancaster Center for Animal Life – Saving (formally the Humane League of Lancaster) 2195 Lincoln Highway E. Lancaster, PA 17602.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11AM on Saturday, August 20, 2022 at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, 501 E. Orange Street, Lancaster, PA 17602. Family and friends will be received from 10AM until the time of service. Interment will follow at Mellinger Mennonite Cemetery.

Leave a condolence on this Memorial Page


Be sure to include your name

Please note that your condolence will not appear on this page until it is reviewed. Condolences usually appear within 24 hours of being submitted.

Condolences to the Family

August 10, 2022

Our deepest and most sincere condolences. Visiting your family when I was in college, I remember Judy’s warmth and her quick smile. She will live on in your family’s fond memories. Sending our love to you and your family, Amy. We’re sorry for your loss, Andrea and Kristine 

August 07, 2022

To Barb and family,
So sorry to hear of Judy’s passing.  I didn’t know her very well, but remember your family.  My prayers go out to you.  I’ll light a candle for Judy.

August 07, 2022

From our interactions on New Dorwart St., through LCHS,  and later chats after services at St. Anthony’s provide some of my warmest memories. A kind, caring, and gentle human being will be sorely missed.
Tom DiCola

August 04, 2022

Ron and family – I was so sorry to read of Judy’s passing.  She and I worked together at Educators many years ago.  Many memories of the times we laughed together while working.  You are all in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

August 04, 2022

Barb, Ken & I are so sorry for the loss of your beloved sister Judy.  She looks like an angel on her photograph here ~~ and now she is with the angels in heaven.  Sending our love, thoughts, & prayers to you & the family.  Ken & Irene 

August 03, 2022

Bob and I are so sorry for your loss of your beautiful mother. She was truly a wonderful and loving person. Your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Sincerely, 
Bob and Sherry Bradley.

August 03, 2022

Barb and family, I’m so sorry for your loss. My prayers and sympathy are with you at this very difficult time, Sincerely, Gina Bell.

Visitation
Saturday, August 20, 2022
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church
501 E. Orange Street
Lancaster, PA 17602
Map and Directions

Get Maps and Directions >
Services
Saturday, August 20, 2022
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church
501 E. Orange Street
Lancaster, PA 17602
Map and Directions

Get Maps and Directions >
Send Flowers Online

Offering Lancaster, PA funeral services for over 75 years.

Our six funeral homes in Lancaster County makes it easy and convenient to make arrangements and host services close to home.

  • Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home Downtown Lancaster
  • 414 East King St.
  • 717-393-9661
  • Charles F. (Chip) Snyder, Jr. Funeral Director / Supervisor
  • more info
  • Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home Lititz Pike
  • 3110 Lititz Pike
  • 717-560-5100
  • Charles F. (Chad) Snyder, III Funeral Director / Supervisor
  • more info
  • Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home Millersville
  • 441 North George St.
  • 717-872-5041
  • Mark D. Burkholder Funeral Director / Supervisor
  • more info
  • Spacht-Snyder Family Funeral Home Lititz, PA
  • 127 South Broad St.
  • 717-626-2317
  • Jacqueline Adamson Funeral Director / Supervisor
  • more info
  • Bachman-Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory Strasburg, PA
  • 7 South Decatur Street
  • 717-687-7644
  • Norman T. Mable Funeral Director / Supervisor
  • more info
  • Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home Willow Street, PA
  • 2421 Willow Street Pike
  • 717-464-4600
  • Kelly Gramola Townsend Funeral Director / Supervisor
  • more info