Judith Ann Dinsmore, age 67, of Mill Village, died Thursday, February 26, 2015 after a brief illness. Born in Union City on October 9, 1947, she was the daughter of the late Stanley and Mary Wrona Szall. She married William H. Dinsmore on October 14, 1972 and he survives.
Judy graduated from Fort LeBoeuf High School and received a Bachelor’s Degree from Thiel College and a Master’s Degree from The Ohio State University. She was a school teacher and guidance counselor for the Fort LeBoeuf School District for 30 years, and also was employed at the Union City Country Club for many years.
Judy lived a full life and had many varied interests. She enjoyed coaching girls’ volleyball and softball was an accomplished golfer. She was a devout Catholic and lived out her faith by playing guitar in the choir at St. Teresa’s in Union City, and by being involved with the Erie Cursillo Movement and the Maria House Project. Judy loved her family and friends, cherished her time spent with grandchildren, and continued to educate and be influential.
Family members include Bill, her husband of 42 years; three children- Andrew Dinsmore (Kelly) of Mill Village, Alison Duiker (Hans) of Cleveland, OH , and Nicholas Dinsmore (Laura) of Sharpsville, PA; a daughter-in-law, Nova Dinsmore of Waterford; eight grandchildren- Cassidy, Elise, A.J., and Alaina, Aiden, Morea, and Emelia, and Josie; a brother, Theodore Szall (Wendy), and a sister, Kasia Ferry (John); and many special friends, especially Stacey Mulson.
Friends may visit with the family at the Van Matre Funeral Home, 105 Walnut Street, Waterford on Sunday from 2-6 p.m. and on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Services will begin Tuesday morning at the funeral home with a prayer service at 10:00 a.m. followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church in Union City at 11:00 a.m. Burial will be in St. Teresa Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be given to Maria House Project, PO Box 10682, Erie, PA 16514 and the Union City Country Club, PO Box 108, Union City, PA 16438.