A Tribute to Judith : Obituary
Judith Hurwitz, of Centerport, NY, died on Wednesday, March 9, 2005. She was 65.|
Judith was a native of Philadelphia, PA. She attended Penneypacker school and graduated from Olney High School. She was a member of Mu Delta Epsilon.
She began her fine arts studies at Philadelphia's Tyler School of Art and was employed as assistant to the curator, by the Entomology Department at the Academy of Natural Sciences, also in Philadelphia, from 1956 to 1960. She was married at the Germantown Jewish Center.
Judith and her family moved to Madison, Wisconsin, and then to Plattsburgh, NY, where she was an active member of the Beth Israel Congregation Sisterhood. She taught in the religious school and ran a home-based business called Creative Cakery. She graduated summa cum laude, with a B.A. in psychology and studio art, from the SUNY College at Plattsburgh, NY. She then studied at Goddard College, in Vermont, and she received a M.A. in art therapy from Vermont College of Norwich University.
She was employed as a registered art therapist and a board-certified mental health counselor and certified drug and alcohol counselor, in Long Island, NY, and in Wilmington, DE. She began a private practice, Healing Images, in Wilmington.
Living in Centerport, NY, Judith was an active member of the Women's Center of Huntington, since 1981. During the summers of 1999 through 2004, she was an artist in residence at the Omega Institute, in Rhinebeck, NY.
Judith was a painter, mixed media artist, healer and writer who lead expressive arts groups and worked with individuals for more than 25 years. She furthered her studies of art at Philadelphia College of Art, Horizons School of Crafts, and Peters Valley School of Crafts. She taught co-counseling for many years, and she was certified in advanced remote viewing.
Memorial services were held Sunday, March 13, 2005, with readings by friends and family.
A retrospective of her artwork was shown at her former residence during the week that followed.