Judith Louise Wilkins Boylan, wife of John A. Boylan, Jr., of Edinboro, PA, died peacefully in her sleep on Wednesday, April 24, 2013. She was born in Allentown, PA, on March 1, 1937, a daughter of the late Dr. Byron Wilkins and Lavinia Fasy Wilkins. She graduated from high school and college in Allentown.

Judy was a social caseworker at state hospitals in Allentown, Philadelphia, and West Chester, PA. Likewise, she was a caseworker and drug and alcohol counselor for GECAC (Erie) and also served in the General McLane School District in that capacity during the 1970’s and 1980’s.

She will be remembered for her wit and wicked sense of humor, her compassion for others, but mostly for her unwavering love and support of her family.

Preceding Judy in death was an infant daughter – Stacey Renee. She is survived by her husband of forty-five years, John; two daughters – Trisha Yates and her husband, Bruce and Vini Smith and her husband – David, both of Edinboro and five grandchildren – Devon and Jesse Yates, and Aaron, Nathanael, and Phoebe Smith. In addition, Judith is survived by two sisters -Trisha Blaisdell and her husband, Ted of Orlando, FL and Phoebe Palcanis and her husband, Kent of Birmingham, AL.

A memorial service led by Pastor Lisa Grant of Edinboro United Methodist Church, will be held at the Van Matre Funeral Home in Edinboro on Saturday, April 27th at 2:00 p.m. Friends may visit with the family prior to the service at the funeral home beginning at 1:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Regional Cancer Center of Erie, 2500 West 12th Street, Erie, PA.