The Life of Judith Burkley

Judith A. Burkley Judie A. Burkley "Donatelli" passed away peacefully on December 28 following a hard fought battle with cancer. Judie was born on January 4, 1948 the eldest child and only daughter of Rudy and Lida Donatelli. She was raised on North Hill, attended St. Martha Grade School and was a graduate of North High School. She was very proud of her 20+ year career with FedEx Custom Critical where she built many strong relationships with her customers and colleagues alike. Faith was very important to Judie throughout her life and she cherished the years she spent as a religion teacher and leading a Bible study and prayer group at work. Her faith especially sustained her throughout her illness and she found strength and comfort in the fact that so many people were praying for her. Family meant everything to Judie and she was so proud of her large Italian family heritage. She was everyone''s favorite aunt and loved each of her nieces and nephews as her own children. She fought her battle with grace and dignity until the very end. Preceded in death by her father, Rudy; brothers, Gary and David; and father-in-law, William Burkley; she is survived by her loving and devoted husband, Charlie; mother, Lida; daughters, Rose (Brian) Gregory and Renee Costilow; stepchildren, Yvonne, Theresa, Scott, Brian and John; brothers, Ronald (Ginger), Rudy, Tim (Diane), John (Pam); sisters-in-law, Kathy and Nancy; mother-in-law, Martha Burkley; special cousin, Sandie Windle; and many grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends who all loved her dearly. The family will receive friends on Friday, January 1, 2015 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Clifford-Shoemaker Funeral Home, 1930 Front St., Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221. A Mass of Christian Burial will be on Saturday, January 2 at 10 a.m. at the Blessed Trinity (St. Martha) Catholic Church, 300 E. Tallmadge Ave., Akron. Interment at Chestnut Hill Cemetery. In lieu of other remembrances, memorials may be made to Blessed Trinity. To view tribute video, send condolences or sign the guest book visit

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