In memory of
Judith E. Jobes
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In memory of
Judith E. Jobes
Judith E. Jobes, age 69, of Erie, died Sunday, October 16, 2016, at the Walnut Creek Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. She was born February 17, 1947, in Erie, the daughter of the late Robert and Florence Malmberg Jobes. Judith was a graduate of Gannon College and had worked as an operator at Verizon. Because of her blindness, Judith became very active in several organizations to help the disabled. She served on the State Board of Vocational Rehabilitation and the Governor's Advisory Committee for People with Disabilities. She also served the Bureau of Blindness and Visual Services Citizen Advisory Committee, along with the Human Relations Committee for Erie County. Additional organizations included the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation Citizen's Advisory Committee, as well as the Roundtable for People with Disabilities, both for the mayor's office and Erie County. Because of involvement in these organizations, Judith was the 2016 recipient of the Lifetime Excellence in Advisory Award presented by the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation. She was also a member of the Democratic Women's Committee and attended Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church. Judith is survived by a sister, Mary Margaret Lobritz and her husband, John of Monroeville, Pa.; and a brother, Robert C. Jobes, Jr. and his wife, Connie of Evansville, Ind. She is the aunt of Kara Garrett (John) of Nashville, Tenn., Brian Jobes of Nashville, Tenn., Kate Joseph (Sarah) of Maplewood, N.J., and Carrie Williamson (Corry) of Cranberry, Pa. She is the great-aunt of Jackson, Ella, and Addie Garrett, Blake and Cooper Joseph, and Julian and Everett Williamson. Friends are invited to call at the John J. Quinn Funeral Home, West 9th and Liberty St., on Tuesday from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., and are invited to attend Prayer Services there Wednesday at 9:30 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass at 10:00 a.m. in Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church. Burial will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the National Federation of the Blind, 200 East Wells St., Baltimore, MD 21230, or to the American Cancer Society, 2115 W. 38th St., Erie, PA 16508. Sign the Guestbook at
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