Judith Annette Ritter
Judith Annette Ritter, 69, of Hudson, N.Y. died Aug. 18, 2020 at Albany Medical Center after sustaining an accidental head injury.
She was a devoted daughter and loving mother who will be remembered by all who knew her. Twins Judith and David, the eldest of their siblings, were born in March 1951 to Andrew “Sam” and Margaretha Ritter of Hudson. As a youth, Judy was a cheerleader and competitive swimmer who also enjoyed assisting in her father’s veterinary practice.
She graduated from Hudson High School (1969) and attended the College of Saint Rose before receiving her degree from Cornell University. She studied horticulture and worked with plants for many years. In her free time, Judy enjoyed reading, dancing, shopping and visiting the library.
Judy was preceded by parents Sam and Greta as well as siblings David Ritter and Andrea Ruf. She is survived by her only child Elizabeth Smith (Tenn.) and sister Susan Fredericks (N.C.) She was proud to be an organ and tissue donor and was able to give the gift of life as an expression of her selflessness and unconditional love.
Memorial contributions can made to the Columbia Land Conservancy at clctrust.org or a charity of the donor’s choice. Interested individuals can contact the DMV to learn more about becoming an organ donor. A memorial service, under the direction of the M. Grimaldi Funeral Home, will be scheduled at a later date.