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Judith A. Kabler

Died: Tue., Oct. 15, 2013


7:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Wed., Oct. 16, 2013
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Thu., Oct. 17, 2013
5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Thu., Oct. 17, 2013
Location: Harris Funeral Home

Funeral Service

10:00 AM Fri., Oct. 18, 2013
Location: Harris Funeral Home

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Kabler, Judith A., “Maga”, 70, of Belmont, went to be with the Lord on October 15, 2013 at Memorial Medical Center. Born on July 12, 1943 in Johnstown. Daughter of Paul J. and Dorothy G. (Slagle) Baumbaugh. Preceded in death by parents; husband, James B. Kabler Jr.; sister, Delores Albaugh and a brother-in-law, Fred MacNeel. She is survived by her loving sons, Eric P., married to the former Jodi L. Fieser, Erin P., and Ethan P., married to the former Jenn S. Billotte, all of Johnstown; grandchildren, Cortney, Kassidi, Kelsey, Benjamin, Nellie, Grace, Abraham, and Cambria; sisters, Bonnie MacNeel, Franklin, OH and Patricia, wife of William Reddecliff, Boonsboro, MD; brother-in-law, Robert Albaugh, Johnstown and nieces and nephews as follows, Bobbijean Weigle (Dwight), Kim Korenoski (Pete), Sandi Meyers (Blaise), Vicki Watts (Matt), Shari MacNeel, Lauri MacNeel, David MacNeel (Carolyn), Josh MacNeel (Shannon), Ian Reddecliff (Melanie), Jason Reddecliff , Jill Reddecliff; many great nieces and nephews; her 2 chocolate labs, Wonka and Danzig and numerous friends, including special long time friend, Lanny Grieff Sr., Sidman. Judy was a 1961 graduate of Greater Johnstown High School. She was employed at McQuaide Trucking in the dispatch department and later retired in 2011 after 17 years of service from Conemaugh Hospital as a Switch Board Operator. Judy was a member of Pleasant Hill Church of the Brethren, where she served on the church board and on various committees, including the church representative for the American Cancer Society “Daffodil Days”. She was an active participant for the Cambria County Republican Party. Judy also assisted in organizing the J.H.S. Class of 61 Reunions. She will be remembered for her “Aunt Judy’s Fudge”, which was a 7 time Blue Ribbon winner at the Cambria County Fair. It was a treat at family gatherings, holidays and camping at the Indy 500. Judy’s career and life was her children and especially her grandchildren. Friends will be received from 7-9 P.M. on Wednesday and 2-4 and 5-8 P.M. on Thursday and from 9 A.M. until time of service at 10 A.M. on Friday at the Harris Funeral Home, 500 Cherry Lane, Richland, with the Rev. Phillip King officiating. Interment will be at Richland Cemetery. The family suggests contributions be directed to one of Judy’s special great nieces, Natalie Meyers, who has a rare autoimmune disease. Checks may be payable to: Sandi Meyers FBO Natalie Meyers, First Summit Bank, 125 Donald Lane, Johnstown, PA 15904 in memory of Judy.

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Rona Rosian Boley
   Posted Tue October 15, 2013
Eric and Jodi, I am so sorry for the tremendous loss in your family. As believers, we know that this is not a permanent good bye but merely a temporary separation. Prayers for strength and solace in the days ahead and may all the wonderful memories you have shine a light of comfort on your darker days. ~Rona

Elaine Nichols
   Posted Tue October 15, 2013
I am so sorry for the loss of Judy. I didn't know for a very long time but what time I spent with her was a lot of fun. She was very special.

John and Linda Stoner
   Posted Wed October 16, 2013
Our blessings and prayers are with you at this difficult time. May the Jesus that you love so much bring you peace and comfort in the upcoming days.

Diane Brandt
   Posted Wed October 16, 2013
I want to extend my deepest sympathy to the entire Kabler family. Judy was a beautiful woman inside and out ~ she loved life and her family and her children and grandchildren are living proof of the love she shared with them all!

Rosemarie (Chupko) Cupko
   Posted Wed October 16, 2013
Please accept my heartfelt sympathy in the passing of your Beloved Judith. I was in her graduating class of 1961, worked on the Reunion Committee, and with the last Republican Campaign. I am her classmate, neighbor (lived on Morris St.) and admiring friend. May God Bless You All With Strength and Peace.

Anita Brodt
   Posted Wed October 16, 2013
Sincere sympathy on the loss of your mother. Have known her since high school. She always talked of her family when I ran into her. She loved you all dearly. Enjoyed working with her on the class reunions. We will miss her on the committee. She loved getting together with old friends. We are in Florida and will be ubable to attend the viewing. You're in our prayer. Anita and Dick Brodt

Corey Mackanick
   Posted Wed October 16, 2013


With heartfelt condolences, our prayers and thoughts are with you. Corey and Jennfifer Mackanick

Kathie Lushko
   Posted Thu October 17, 2013
~Kabler Family~

I wish to extend my deepest sympathy. I had the pleasure of working with Judy at McQuaides. When she spoke of her family you could see the love & pride she felt for each of you. May all of you find healing & peace in the cherished memories you have of her. She will have a special place in my heart and I share in your sorrow......

Yule & Patty Rhodes
   Posted Thu October 17, 2013
So sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you. May God bless your family.

Brad & Rebecca Christ & Family
   Posted Fri October 18, 2013
We are so very sorry for your loss. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers during this very sad time. We are here for you just a phone call away.

Kimberly (Fondelier) & William Moyer
   Posted Fri October 18, 2013
~Kabler Family~
I want to express my deepest sympathy in the loss of your mom. May you find peace in the memories you all have of her. Allow the memories to help guide you through the days ahead. Please know I will keep each one of you in my thoughts and prayers. I have had the pleasure a few times to speak with your mom, and she was a beautiful lady with a great personality. Her beauty will always live on through all of you.

Carol Clough Perry
   Posted Mon October 21, 2013
Dear family,
I am so very sorry for your loss. Judy was the first friend I ever had when we met in first grade at Highland Park School. I lived on the other side of her familly's corn field, and we walked to and from school together every day, played together at recess and after school and on Saturdays too. We loved playing "school" and imitating our teachers. But the two-room Highland Park School became so crowded that for fourth through sixth grades we were sent to Oakland Elementary where we were still classmates and buddies. We expanded our friendship to include new girls in the neighborhood and spent many happy hours in Judy's house as well as outside on the merry-go-round. Then it was on to Cochran Jr. HS and then to JHS. By then we had each made different friends and moved in different circles, but I'll always cherish those early years when we spent so much laughter-filled time together. Judy was a "people-person" and I'm deeply saddened that she's gone.

Barbara Campbell Kesler
   Posted Mon October 21, 2013
Condolences to Judy's family and friends. I was a classmate, neighbor (Freedom Ave.) and a friend. She had a warm gentle spirit, was a great cheerleader and had the most beautiful blonde hair ever! We moved before my senior year, but I have thought about her through the years. Her mom and dad were always so gracious and kind to me. Her sisters were always nice to me as well. Special blessings to each of you. I've read books about NDEs and people who remember heaven. Most recently Dr. Eben Alexander's book Proof of Heaven. I heard him speak in his home church in Winston-Salem, NC about a month ago, where my husband and I attended when we lived there, and 1,500 people came to hear him tell of God's love and peace in Heaven. Judy is absolutely fine and basking in the love of Jesus. I know she was a wonderful mother and grandmother. Her sons and grands were blessed to have her love. With continued thoughts and prayers, Barbara (Barb/Babs)

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