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Judith C. Derstine

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Judith (Judy) Camille Derstine, 66, of Sayre, passed away on Wednesday, March 19, 2014.  She was born to the late Frank and Thelma Tobar, Dec. 17, 1947, in Philadelphia.

Judy was a respiratory therapist at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre for 30 years until she retired in 2011.

She is survived by four children: Rebecca Derstine (Thomas), Melissa Longenberger (Andrew), Michael Derstine, and David Derstine (Leila). Judy is also survived by two siblings: Michael Tobar and Janene Tobar DeVenuto, five grandsons: Dylan, Brandon, Jacob, Jack and Ian and many nieces and nephews. 

The family will be holding a memorial service at the Pilgrim Holiness church in Sayre, PA on Saturday, March 29 at 1:00 pm. In lieu of flowers or other expressions of condolence, the family asks that donations be made to the CJD Foundation (

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 Judy was a very good friend who always held her head high when times were tough. I had a lot of respect for her and so sorry she didn't get to enjoy all those wonderful grandchildren. Life doesn't seem very fair sometimes. I will miss her.
Rita Cook, respiratory therapist friend
 I remember Judy from when I was a student in the Respiratory Therapy program in the early 80's. She was incredibly sweet.
Mary Ann Skwierawski Shults

 I had the privilige of working with Judy for 26 years.
Judy was incredibly intelligent, caring and a great co-worker.
I will miss her greatly.
John Detrick
 We extend heartfelt condolences from the Elmira, NY area to Judy's children, grandchildren, siblings and their families. The love, warmth, hard work & good humor with which Judy raised her children on their hillside farm stays with us still. On a good day, we can hear her rich laughter & remember the great courage with which Judy lived her life. We grieve her early passing so very much, and treasure her all the more for the presence she is for us now.
Skip Reed 
  I have a place in my heart and mind where my friend Judy will forever stay. And to her children, Becca, Melissa, Michael and David--my thoughts and prayers are with you all.I am so very sorry!
 Sally Owen
Melissa and family... Very sorry to hear about the death of your mother. She was always very supportive. I did not know her well, but having lost my father almost exactly a year prior to your lost, I can understand your grief. Best wishes.
Chris "Chip" Payne
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