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Judith “Judy” Biggs

The campus community mourns the passing of Judith Biggs, who died on Thursday, March 8.  Judith worked in Student Health before retiring in 1985.

Included below is the complete text of the obituary, as provided by the family.

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On behalf of our entire University community, I extend our deepest sympathies to Judith’s family, as well as to all who knew her at Bucknell.

John C. Bravman


Judith Heaslip “Judy” Biggs, 91, of Lewisburg, passed away Thursday, March 8, 2018, at Evangelical Community Hospital, Lewisburg.

She was born March 8, 1927, in New York City, N.Y., a daughter of the late William J. and Clare I. (Wayman) Heaslip.

Her elementary education was at St. Paul’s Episcopal School, Rahway, N.J., and later at Rahway High School. She attended Brooklyn Methodist Hospital School of Nursing, earning her R.N. degree. In that capacity, she worked for Bucknell University, ministering to many students’ illnesses and misadventures.

After retirement, she answered her muse, becoming a very talented artist and sculptress to frequent critical acclaim. She was an active member of the local Lewisburg arts community. Over the course of her life, she traveled the world extensively, including journeys throughout Europe, Japan, and Australia. She was an avid reader, as well as a strong supporter of animal rights groups.

Some of the happiest days of her later life were annual painting forays to Bailey’s Island in coastal Maine. Fittingly, her ashes are to be strewn near her favorite sketching spot overlooking the ocean.

She is survived by her brother, Allan Heaslip of Richmond, Va.; niece, Penny Matallana of Staunton, Va.; nephew, Rodger Studwell of Westfield, N.J.; niece, Megan Heaslip Blake of Richmond, Va.; and nephew, William Heaslip of Staunton, Va.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her sister Jacqueline Heaslip of Staunton, Va.

Services will be held privately at the convenience of the family.
The family is being assisted by Cronrath-Grenoble Funeral Home, South Second and St. Louis streets, Lewisburg.

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