Judy Ann Sigal
July 30, 2015

Visitation Information

July 31 2015 - 10:00 am
Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., 5509 Centre Avenue, Shadyside

Funeral Information

July 31 2015 - 11:00 am
Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., 5509 Centre Avenue, Shadyside

SIGAL, JUDY ANN: Passed away peacefully after a heroic fight with cancer on Thursday July 30, 2015. Born June 28, 1960, she is the youngest daughter of Norma and the late Erv Sigal, and the niece of Natalie Cuban. Mourning her loss are her siblings Shellie, Michael and Randi; and her nieces and nephews, Jeff, Reid and Terri, Brian and Katie, and Molly. She will be dearly missed by multiple close friends and colleagues. A recurring theme in Judy's life was spending time with her family, as well as sharing special times with her closest friends and their children. Judy was a proud graduate of Penn State University and loved the Creamery. She received her Masters as a reading specialist at Duquesne University. Judy began her career at Sylvan Learning Centers. She taught throughout the years at Crescent, Murry, Horace Mann, Belmar, Phillip Murry, and finally Phillips. She had many close relationships and her students who knew how much she cared. Her love for her Nittany Lions was only surpassed by the Pittsburgh Steelers. A major highlight of her life was attending the Steelers Super Bowl victory in Detroit. Judy spent much of her free time volunteering for multiple organizations. She was excited to be honored as "Volunteer of the Year for CCFA". Her sense of humor never waned. Her smiling face and good nature will be remembered by all. Services at Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., 5509 Centre Avenue, Shadyside on Friday at 11 AM. Visitation one hour prior to services (10 - 11 AM). Interment Homewood Cemetery. Contributions may be made to the Sigal Family Research & Education Inflammatory, Bowel Disease Fund, Medical & Health Sciences Foundation, 3600 Forbes Avenue, Suite #8084, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 or Pittsburgh Mercy Health System for Dancing Classrooms, 101 Bradford Road, Suite #320, Wexford, PA 15090. www.schugar.com


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Dear Ms.Norma I am a former student of Ms.sigal I can\'t believe she\'s gone anyways I hope ur family is doing well and makes it threw the pain and hurt but Ms.sigal was such a funny person she got French fries for us every Friday if we dis good on our work I loved her she was like my second favorite teacher

By Maya - August 12, 2015

Dear Sigal Family, Words fall short of expressing the sadness I felt when I heard of Ms. Sigal's passing. She taught both of my children in 4th grade, and she will always be in my heart as one of the most compassionate, caring and fun-loving teachers that they ever had. I will be praying for your comfort as you grieve her loss.

By The Owens Family, Lisa, Ross, Lani & RJ - August 04, 2015

Dear Norma, Shellie, Michael & Randi, my heart is broken for you. My Mom and Dad [Esther & Jack Sadowsky] spoke of all of you all the time as I was growing up. I felt as if I knew Judy and all of you so well. My Dad adored his sister Rose & brother in law Max. He spoke of "Sonny" and Norma as if they were his children. When I met Shellie after she moved out here to L.A. I loved her right away. We always heard that Judy was a "character", that Judy was full of life, that Judy could make everyone laugh and that Judy was so special. Now, she's gone and I never got to meet her, I feel the loss and pray that she will rest in peace. I know that my Aunt Rose [her Nanny Rose] greeted her and wrapped her loving arms around her. I love you Sigal family and pray that the loving and joyful memories that Judy left behind will sustain all of you. All my Love, Rozzie Sadowsky Silberschein

By Rozzie Silberschein - August 03, 2015

Dear Norma, Shellie, and Michael, I was beyond saddened to hear of Judy's passing. There are no words of comfort, but there is the knowledge that people are thinking about you, and hoping the good memories will eventually bring you some peace. Fondly and with sincere sympathy, Richard

By Richard Jacobson - July 31, 2015

Norma, to you and your whole family, our prayers and wishes of love and consolation are extended through the sorrow and sadness. Judy was a delightful woman. May her name and memory be for a blessing.

By Rabbi Jerry Seidler and Kathy Bress - July 31, 2015

Dear Norma, Shellie, Michael & Randi, Jeff, Reid and Brian, I loved Judy and my heart cries for you. She was a kind, fun-loving, caring soul. Her sense of humor made me smile. Her love of life was contagious. She loved all of you so much. You were her life and her memories will live in our hearts. It is with heartfelt sympathy that I send my love. Joanne

By Joanne Progar - July 31, 2015

I met Judy at Structure House. She was such a sweet women. I am so sorry for her family's loss. She will be missed by everyone. May her memory be a blessing.

By Marni Rotblut - July 31, 2015

Ms sigal was my sons 4th grade teacher for part of 2014. I must say he really enjoyed having her. Im sad to hear of her passing. She and her family are in my prayers.

By krystal - July 30, 2015

To the family of Judy, Micael, Randi, I am devasted to hear of the news of the loss of Judy. She was always a great person who was liked by all and always fit in. She was the glue in any group or school clic while growing up. She was always so optimistic, upbeat and rallied to the situation. I saw Judy at our last TA reunion 2 years ago..even though we lost touch and did not speak in many, many years, we picked up where we left off. She continued to make me smile and realize why we love Pittsburgh. Judy was always a friend, accepted and lived by all. What a terrible loss. I know in Judy\'s gift by helping children and all those she touched in her short life, she will forever leave her mark. My heartfelt sympathies go out to her family and all that knew and loved her. With much live and sadness, Marcee Smith Classmate TA class 1978

By Marcee Smith - July 30, 2015

I was a colleague and friend of Judy. She always made me laugh and was the life of every party (or staff meeting, or happy hour...!") Her passion for teaching and the love for her students was immense. I will keep her in my heart forever. Rest in Pease my Judy, Judy, Judy.

By Mary Potts - July 30, 2015

Brian and I are heartbroken about Judy. She was an amazing person whose smile could light up a room. We had the chance to spend great times together from Allderdice to Penn State to right up until a few months ago when we sat in my kitchen, sharing a Mineo\\\'s pizza, and discussing old times. I am sure there are no words to express how you must feel but I know you must know that she was loved by SO many. We send you our love and condolences.

By Brian and Lisa (Berkowitz) Lurie - July 30, 2015