Judith Keller Barr

by | Oct 11, 2013 | Obituaries

Portsmouth—Judith Keller Barr of Branford, Conn., died on Sept. 24, 2013.

Born August 9, 1935 in Portsmouth, Va., she was the daughter of the late Sidney and Vivian Keller. She was predeceased by her son, Stephen Barr.

She is survived by her beloved husband of 57 years, Charles Barr, her daughter, Vivienne Barr Braun and husband, Perry, her daughter-in-law, Rebecca Vogel Barr, her sister Linda Longman and husband, Jonathan and grandchildren, Sam, Jack, Nicole and Andrew.

Judith was an alumna of Goucher College and received a doctor of science in medical sociology from The Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Barr served as a faculty member of Rutgers and New York University and most recently at Southern Connecticut State University. For many years she was also a research scientist at New York Blue Cross/Blue Shield and Qualidigm.

She was an active member of Temple Beth Tikvah in Madison and The Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven. Throughout her life, Judith had a remarkable gift for making and maintaining friends. With her boundless energy, she touched many lives.

Funeral Services were held in Temple Beth Tikvah, Madison, Conn. Graveside services were held at Gomley Chesed Cemetery in Portsmouth with Rabbi Michel Panitz officiating.

Memorial donations to Temple Beth Tikvah Adult Education Fund or to the Stephen Barr Award, c/o Temple Beth Tikvah, 196 Durham Road, Madison, CT, 06443. H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts.