Judith Levine O'Connor
May 3, 2024

Visitation Information

May 6 2024 - 2:00 pm
Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc, 5509 Centre Avenue (Shadyside) Pittsburgh 15232

Visitation Monday May 6th 2 PM - 8 PM and Tuesday May 7th 10 AM - 1 PM

Funeral Information

May 7 2024 - 1:00 pm
Ralph Schugar Chapel, 5509 Centre Avenue, (Shadyside) Pittsburgh 15232

JUDITH LEVINE O'CONNOR: Age 79, wife of 42 years to the late Mayor Bob O'Connor.  Survived by their children, Heidy O'Connor Garth (David Kadosh), Father Terrence O'Connor, and Allegheny County Controller Corey O'Connor and his wife Katie. Judy was the daughter of the late Joseph Levine, and the late Joseph and Evelyn Klemp. Survived by her brothers Larry (Pam) Levine, Buddy Klemp, and brother-in-law Jake Pelled. Her sister, Deedee Klemp Pelled, predeceased her. Bubbie to Kennedy, McKenzie, and Delaney Garth, Molly and Emmett O'Connor, and great granddaughter Chavie Hart. Judy is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Judy's unparalleled love for life was evident wherever she went, including walking the streets of Squirrel Hill, assisting on the campaign trail, and hosting the annual Bob O'Connor Cookie Cruise. Her heroic fight against ALS will inspire others for years to come. However, Judy's most important accomplishment was being an amazing wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt, sister, and friend to all. She loved hosting the holidays and family celebrations, and going to Wildwood, NJ. Judy will be greatly missed by all. 

Services at Ralph Schugar Chapel Inc. 5509 Centre Avenue, Shadyside on Tuesday, May 7, 2024 at 1PM. Visitation Monday, May 6, 2PM - 8PM and Tuesday 10AM - 1PM. Interment Calvary Cemetery. If you would like to make a donation in Judy's memory, please consider the Bob O'Connor Foundation, 4217 Windsor Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15217 or The ALS Association of Western Pennsylvania Chapter, 416 Lincoln Avenue, Millvale, PA 15209. Shiva will be observed Wednesday, May 8th through Friday May 10th from 4 PM - 7 PM at the O'Connor family home, 5670 Phillips Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15217.  www.schugar.com


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Our very deepest Condolences on your great loss. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you all.

By Mark (moe) Graziano and family - May 09, 2024

Judy, My Sunday School buddy. May you Rest in Peace as you are being reunited with Bob. Elaine Berkowitz

By Elaine Berkowitz - May 06, 2024

I am sincerely sorry for your loss and send all my thoughts and condolences to you and your family.

By Ankur Sakaria - May 06, 2024

Condolences to you and your family Corey..You were so fortunate to have such a wonderful mother and friend in you life for so many years....

By David Chappel - May 06, 2024

My deepest condolences to the O’Connor family. Thoughts and prayers are with you.

By Amy Weise Clements - May 05, 2024

The city of Pittsburgh will be a little less bright today on the passing of former first lady of Pittsburgh, Judy O'Conner. As matriarch of the O'Conner family, of which I was a close friend, I always admired how Judy conducted her life in a quiet and unassuming way. Her home was always filled with people; friends, neighbors, political people and "almost anyone or happened by". She was a large presence in the lives of her children and grandchildren and her late husband, Bob. Her vibrant spirit and optimism will live in each of us. May her memory be a blessing.

By Jeffrey Pittler - May 04, 2024