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Judith C. McGinnis

July 20, 1950 ~ February 10, 2020 (age 69)


Judith (Judy) Claire McGinnis, 69 of Punxsutawney, died on Monday, February 10th at Punxsutawney Area Hospital surrounded by her friends and family.


The daughter of Geraldine McGinnis and Edward J. McGinnis, Judy was born on July 20, 1950 in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania.

Raised in Punxsutawney, she married Charles H. Dobson.  They had two children, Brianne and Philip Dobson.


She graduated from Punxsutawney High School in 1968 and matriculated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor’s of Arts.

Once both of her children graduated school, she then moved to Davidson, North Carolina and worked as the Membership Services Coordinator at the Lake Norman YMCA. She loved spending her days on Lake Norman, gardening, painting, spending quality time with her friends, and going to Isle of Palms in South Carolina.


Judy is survived by her two children, Brianne and Philip Dobson.  She is also survived by her sisters, Mary Lee Bond of Mystic, CT; Anne Gallitte of Lewes, DE; Patricia McGinnis of San Francisco; Ellen (Daniel) Vendel of Mayville, NY; Dr. Kathleenn (Jeffrey) Mcginnis-Fu of Macungic, PA; and her brother, Edward McGinnis, Jr. (Marilyn) of Punxsutawney.

In addition to her family, she was assisted by angels of caregivers, most of whom provided in-home care for her the past five years. They are Virginia Strano, Donna Repine, Marie Lotito, Judy Busard, Laurie Stankewich, and Chrissy White.


Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the McCabe Funeral Home in Punxsutawney where friends will be received on Thursday, February 13th from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  There will be a Rosary that will be held at 7:30 p.m.

A funeral mass will be celebrated at Saints Cosmas & Damian Roman Catholic Church in Punxsutawney, at 11:00 AM on Friday, February 14, 2020 with Monsignor Joseph Ricardo Celebrant.


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