In Memory

Judy Pay (Whyde)

Judy Pay (Whyde)

Family and friends of Judith L. Whyde, age 78, are privately celebrating her life.  Judith passed on November 7, 2020. She was born October 1, 1942 in Cleveland, to the late Wilson L. and Laverne H. (Case) Pay.

Judith spent much of her life in Hinckley where she served as a faithful member of Our Savior Lutheran Church.  Medina was her primary residence, where she was a leader in the community throughout her life.  Judith was a wonderful and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.  Her career included primary bookkeeper for B&B Appliance.   

She will always be remembered as “The Cookie Lady” as she shared her treats with everyone around her, whether in her office, church or civic organization.

Judy also shared a uniquely beautiful expression of her love with family and friends by faithfully remembering them with holiday and birthday cards.  She demonstrated her love through tangible thoughtfulness. 

Judy’s radiant smile and bold laughter preceded her as she entered a room.  She was a source of joy, comfort and love wherever she went.

Her daughter is fond of sharing that Judy’s strength, compassion, and not-so-gentle “nudges”, i.e., orders were given with the utmost love and respect.   It earned her the title “Sarg” from her family.  

Judy loved to spend her “much needed time away” in Tampa, Florida with her daughter.  She graciously went to work at the school where Rhonda taught .

 Everyone knew her as “Grandma Judy” or Miss Finding’s mom.  She adopted every child in the school as if they were her own.  It is said she embraced both the children and the To Do list with love and enthusiasm.

Judy is remembered by so many as their “second mom”, best friend and God’s leader.  Her grandsons matured knowing they could count on her to attend every school event, and bring snacks when needed.  Their friends often trusted her as their adopted grandma. 

For the last two years Judy assumed the loving role of primary caregiver to her own mother, who recently celebrated her 100thbirthday. 

Today Judy Pay Whyde is remembered for her grace, love, and leadership by the many who cherished her.  We all bid her “thank you, and safe journey” as she  follows the path Christ has set for her. 

Judith is survived by her husband John E. “Jack” Whyde, to whom she was married for 41 years; son Eric R. Finding; daughter Dr. Rhonda J. Finding; siblings Wilson Pay, Jr., Tom Pay (Wanda), and Kathy Zuk (Dan); grandsons Eric R. Finding, Jr. (Mkenna), and Aaron S. Finding; great-granddaughter Lydia Finding;  Judith is preceded in death by her sister Janet Forbis.

A Livestream of the private family graveside service can be found on her obituary at on Saturday, November 14, 2020 at 10:00 am.  Pastor Scott K. Silcox from Our Savior Lutheran will officiate.

Contributions may be made to West Tampa Elementary School (Memorial fund for benches), 2700 W. Cherry St., Tampa, Florida 33607; The Gathering Place (Hospice),

23300 Commerce Park, Beachwood, Ohio 44122; or Time for Change LLC, C/O Charlotte Hanna, P.O. Box 341, Hinckley, Ohio 44233

75th Birthday Party in 2017

55th Reunion with Becky Kuder Galla

54th Reunion - 2014 with Carol Winter Lowe

70th Birthday Party (2012) - Carol Winter Lowe and Nancy Grindle Bodnar with Judy

2012 - Class of 1960 with Mr. Gienke

50th Class Reunion - Linda Pamer Linton, Merrrily Drillien Neff, Carolyn Mihalik Hathaway with Judy

45th Class Reunion (2005) - Jim Thompson, Don Stuver, Judy, John Boynton

60th Birthday Party (2002)
Judy, Linda Daubaugh Sayre, Emily Robinson Weger, Edith Snyder Steffek,
Linda Pamer Linton and Faye Grindle Curtis

36th Class Reunion (1996) - Bob Blazak and Mr. Gienke with Judy

          Fall 1958 Majorettes
     Lynda Blake, Judy Pay, Judy Boynton, Cherry Nell, Beulah Vermillion
            Becky Kuder
Birthday Party  -  Fall of 1954
FRONT ROW: Carol Miller
2nd ROW:  Dottie Sobczyk, Sandy Spurrier, Ellen Gettemy, Janet Bartel, Dianne Green
 3rd ROW: Becky Kuder, Danny Bergstrom, Sally Kuder, Bill Miller, Bob Borman,
Leslie B., Christine Cartwright
4th ROW:  Roger Pries, Bob Blazak, Linda Canfield, George Sobczyk, Judy Pay