Judith Sue “Judy” (Dearing) Fronczak, 71

Judith Sue “Judy” (Dearing) Fronczak, 71, of Troy, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, May 19, 2014, at Koester Pavilion in Troy. She was born on May 7, 1943, in Shawnee Township, Ohio, to the late Theodore Elvin and Mary Catherine (McCune) Dearing.  On Dec. 6, 1986, she married Wayne B. Fronczak. He survives.

Judy is also survived by three daughters and sons-in-law: Terri and Duane Copeland, of Wapakoneta, Stacie and Brian Burkard, of New Bremen, and Kristy and Jim Hummer, of Elida; two brothers: William (Avis) Dearing and Robert Dearing, both of Toledo; two sisters: Janet Dearing Cvetanovich, of Wapakoneta, and Cherry (Joe) Santus, of Coshocton; her mother-in-law: Evelyn Fronczak, of Columbus; her sister-in-law: Valerie (David Regan) Fronczak, of Columbus; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Paul Dearing, and one sister, Linda Dearing Marrs, along with beloved aunt and uncle, Flossie and Guy McDermitt.

Judy was a member of Zion Lutheran Church and Zion Lutheran Church Women’s Bible Study Group of Tipp City. She went back to school at the age of 40 and obtained a business degree from Edison Community College in Piqua. Judy retired from Hobart Corp. as an executive secretary. She loved to travel and visited all 50 states, plus Puerto Rico, Washington, D.C. and the U.S. Virgin Islands with her husband. Judy loved spending time with her family.  She was an exceptional wife, mother, grandmother and aunt. Judy was a blessing to all who knew her.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 23, 2014, at Zion Lutheran Church, 14 Walnut Street, Tipp City, OH, with Rev. Dr. David Moreland officiating. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. at Greenlawn Cemetery in Wapakoneta. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. on Thursday at Baird Funeral Home of Troy and from 10-11 a.m. on Friday at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to Salvation Army, 913 S. Patterson Avenue, Dayton, OH 45402. Condolences may be expressed to the family at bairdfuneralhome.com.