On September 26, 2017, Judy Margaret Hull Virkus was called home to be with her heavenly father.
Judy was born November 30, 1943 in Buffalo to the late Russell and Betty Scott Hull. She graduated from West Seneca and attended Buffalo State for Art.
She married the love of her life Harley C. "Tim" Virkus on August 18, 1962. They had a wonderful 52 years together until his death in 2014.
Judy was a 48-year resident of Wellsville and in that time, she belonged to many organizations. She was President of the Lioness Club and Business and Professional Women and was a large part of Freeborn, Music Boosters, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, Little League and Secretary of YFC.
For the past 25 years, she had worked at the Alfred State Wellsville Campus Bookstore, where she was lovingly called "the Blue Shirt Lady." She was known to purchase books and uniforms for students needing funds and guiding those who needed a loving ear.
Never a lady to sit and do nothing, Judy was interested in gardening, baking, cooking and traveling. She taught tole painting and owned a craft business, Peanut Butter Farm.
She loved rain on a tin roof, white wine, Makers Mark, summer nights in the gazebo, time with friends and celebrating Thanksgiving when her entire family would come together around the table.
Out of everything that was held dear, Judy's family came first. Judy is survived by her brother, Scott (Cheryl) Hull; her six children, Timothy (Laurie) Virkus, Jennifer (Dave) Bentley, Steven (Donna) Virkus, Maggie (Clyde) Langan, Josie Virkus, and Dr. Annie (Nelson Estrada) Virkus; her grandchildren, Aaron, Alex, Andy, Aidan Virkus, and Jillian (Justin) Way; Nathan, Adam Bentley and Molly (Adam) Kellogg; Justin Virkus; Mackenzie Covel and Rebekah Langan; Isaiah and Xavier Scott; four great-grandchildren, Riley and Bryannah Bentley; Tobias Langan and Griffin Kellogg; many nieces, nephews and many endless friends.
Judy was the mother and friend that rejoiced in your happiness and held you in your sorrow. She loved Jesus with all her heart and because of that she was a true example of how to love others.
A celebration of Judy's life will be Saturday, October 7, 2017 beginning at 1:00 PM at Alfred State College Wellsville Campus Culinary Arts Building, 2530 River Road, Wellsville, NY 14895. Wear your flip flops, casual clothes and bring your Judy stories to share.
In lieu of flowers, gifts in her memory may be made to: Roscoe Snell; checks made payable to: Pioneer Christian Fellowship, 303 Route 39 W, Arcade, NY 14009 or The National Tay-SACHS & Allied Diseases Association (NTSAD) @ the following: NTSAD, in memory of Judy Virkus, 2001 Beacon St., Suite 204, Boston, MA 02135.
Arrangements are entrusted to Mulholland-Crowell Funeral Home, Wellsville, NY.
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