Judith D. Schalk, age 77 of Highland Lakes, passed away on Thursday, March 28th, 2019 in her home.
Born in Hackensack to the late James and Muriel (Duryea) McGrath, Judith has lived in Highland Lakes most of her life. A former photographer for the NJ Herald, Judith also enjoyed crafting and sailing, and was a member of the Highland Lakes Country Club.
Predeceased by her son, David Hughes, husband Robert Schalk, sister Patricia Nist, and brother James McGrath, she is survived by her loving children Robin Hanak and her husband Robert of Westtown, NY; James Schalk of Highland Lakes; Kathleen Schalk of Long Beach, NY; Robert W. Schalk of Highland Lakes; Shannon Wirtheim and her husband Howie of Bellmore, NY; and Michaela Grant and her husband Christopher of Farmingdale, NY. She is also survived by her two granddaughters Dr. Jennifer Hanak and Kaitlin Hanak.
Visitation for Judith will be held on Monday, April 1st, 2019 from 1-3 and 6-8PM at the Ferguson—Vernon Funeral Home, 241 Route 94, (One Vanderhoof Court for GPS), Vernon, NJ 07462. Funeral services will be held privately. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Warwick Humane Society, PO Box 61, Warwick, NY 10990.