Judith Irene (Judy) Grossman Pomper passed away peacefully April 16 due to complications from Parkinson’s disease. She was born June 3, 1934, in New York City to Anne (Quat) and David Grossman. She and her brother, Stan, grew up in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
On Oct. 3, 1953, Judy married Dr. Seymour (Sy) Pomper. They settled first in Norwalk, Conn., where Judy graduated from the University of Bridgeport. They later moved to Stamford, Conn., where they lived for over 50 years, and where Judy enjoyed a successful career as a real estate broker. Judy’s life was centered around her family and the Jewish community. Judy joined the board of directors of Jewish Family Services of Fairfield County, where she created and developed a group of “friendly visitors” to call on Jewish residents in local senior citizen facilities. In 2003, Judy received an award from the governor of Connecticut for her efforts on behalf of Russian Jewry as well as recognition from JFS. Judy always said that her middle name was “fun.” When Sy retired, they travelled the world together. In 2006, Judy and Sy moved to Atlanta, Ga., where their daughter and her family lived and where Judy found more ways to give back to the community.
Judy and Sy were married almost 67 years; their marriage was the epitome of true love, respect and partnership. Judy cared deeply about her family, her faith and her community. Her winning combination of sunny optimism and unshakable determination made her a beloved daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, valued friend, and colleague. Judy was truly an Ayshet Chayil.
She is survived by her husband Sy; brother Stan Grossman, four children: Joseph, Laurie (Yakis) Grannat, Roni (Arthur) Tillem, and William; six grandchildren: Yinon (Leah) Grannat, Eliya (Elazar) Grannat-Bashan, Bnaya (Rotem) Grannat, Alix (Paul) Johnson, David (Jessica) Tillem, and Nicole (Alex) Chanson; and seven great-grandchildren. She will be sorely missed by the many people whose lives she touched. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Jewish Family Services of Fairfield County (ctjfs.org) or Congregation B’nai Torah (bnaitorah.org). Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, 770-451-4999.