Judith Ann Goldring

Judith Ann Goldring, passed away peacefully at her home on October 21, 2016 after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.

Judith (Judy) was born on December 17, 1942 in St. Louis, Mo. After graduating from Skidmore College, she moved to New York City and received her Master of Social Work degree from New York University.

Judy began her career as an individual and family therapist at Jewish Family Service in Brooklyn and later established a private practice in Manhattan. She taught for many years at the School of Social Work at New York University and also at Adelphi University. She published several papers and authored the book Quick Response Therapy.

After her retirement in 2007, she combined her social work skills with a life-long love of art and became a volunteer docent at the Museum of Modern Art in their program for people with disabilities. She also served on the Guardianship Committee of AHRC (formerly known as the Association for the Help of Retarded Children).

In the memory of her oldest brother, who was developmentally disabled, she established the Jack Goldring Fund at the New York Community Trust and conducted program reviews with the Trust staff. In addition to her volunteer activities, Judy enjoyed pursuing her lifelong interests in music, art, and the ballet. With her husband, Allan Talbot, of New York City, she enjoyed traveling, especially hiking and biking around their second home in Kent, Connecticut and on trips to the Middle East, Europe and Central America.

She is also survived by Allan’s children: Katharine Fitzgerald and her husband, Paul; David Talbot and his wife, Julie, and by his grandchildren William Fitzgerald and Nat, Alex and Delia Talbot, all from the Boston area. Judy was the daughter of the late Helen (Lonergan) and Nathan Goldring. She is survived by her sister, Joyce Goldring, her brother, Louis Goldring, of St. Louis; and by her nieces and a nephew, Amanda Emin Goldring, Carrie E. Goldring, Louis N. Goldring Jr., and Catherine L. Quiroga and her husband Maurice. Judy was predeceased by her brother, Jack Goldring, her sister-inlaw, Carrol Goldring, and her brother-in-law, Rocky Emin.

Judy also enjoyed a wonderful family of friends who will miss her enormously. No flowers please. Instead, contributions may be made to The New York Community Trust for the Jack Goldring Fund.