Deceased November 15, 2017
David H. Judge died at the age of 89 on Nov. 15. He was born and raised in South Hadley, Mass. He was the son of Gerald A. Judge ’20, and brother of Robert S. Judge ’46. Dave and Bob were proud of having followed in their father’s Amherst footsteps.
After graduation Dave went on to study at the University of Chicago, where he received a master’s degree in education.
He was employed for four years by Travelers Insurance Co. in Hartford, working in the company’s publicity and methods department. He then moved to West Springfield, Mass., having changed employment to the Eureka Blank Book Co. (now Eureka Lab Book, Inc.), a paper converting firm in Holyoke, Mass. He became treasurer of the company in 1964 and held that position until he retired in 1996.
Dave was a member on the Town Finance Committee in West Springfield. He was a charter member of the West Springfield Kiwanis, serving a term as president. He also served on the town’s Library Building Committee.
After Dave’s brother Bob died in 1971, Bob’s son, who is also named Bob, and Dave became very close. Bob wrote, “My Uncle Dave was like a second father to me. When my father died many years ago, my Uncle Dave and I developed a close relationship that lasted until the night he died. He gave me sound advice over the years, but never unsolicited. That was one of his many good traits.” Bob went on to write, “He never sought attention for himself, but only for the many people who have loved him. I will miss him every day until I see him again.”
Dave is survived by two daughters, Elizabeth “Betsy” Weldon and Patricia Amy Judge, and two granddaughters, Laura Weldon and Amy Morris.
Andy Scholtz ’50