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John Judy

August 27, 1927 — April 11, 2015

Dr. John ( Jack) Judy age 87, of Germantown passed away Saturday April 11, 2015 at Hospice of Dayton.  Dr. Judy was born on August 27, 1927, the son of the late Harold and Dorothy (Smith) Judy. Jack was a graduate of Germantown High School class of 1945, he was a member of the Ohio State University Department of Animal Science, for 33 years, specializing in sheep production and management, until his retirement as Professor Emeritus in 1984. Jack was introduced to the care and handling of sheep at the tender age of 3, when he was sent out to the barn to feed the bottle lambs. Here at the family historic Glen Avon Farm, he learned how to do regular chores, show sheep and later to trim and block the show sheep. Jack’s dad Harold, started him in 4H when he was 91/2  at a meeting in the one room Browns Run Country school west of Germantown. At age 10 he went to the Montgomery County Fair with a couple of lambs. This was his start on a road which would lead him all over the Midwest showing the Glen Avon Southdowns and creating a long list of Champions. This road led to the position of Shepherd at O.S.U. and eventually professor, where he had a legendary career as a leader in the sheep industry. As a  teacher Jack was known for his ability to communicate a broad range of information in meaningful and practical ways to students. The single best memory he had of his years at OSU was having the champion wether at The Chicago International Livestock Exposition, “It was the only champion wether OSU ever had at Chicago: Jack said  And the only one they’ll ever have since there isn’t a Chicago International anymore.” In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his brother Robert. He is survived by a brother Dr. Mark Judy and his wife April, nephew Alan Judy, nieces Janet Mullins, Susanne Phelps all of Germantown and Jennifer Walker of Hillsboro, OH.  7 great nieces and nephews and 1 great great niece. Funeral services will be held 1:00 p.m. Wednesday at the Arpp & Root Funeral Home, Germantown, Pastor Gary Wheeler officiating. Burial to follow at Germantown Union Cemetery. The family will receive friends 11:00 A.M. until time of service Wednesday at the funeral home.
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