In memory of
Judith Schairbaum
In memory of
Judith Schairbaum
SCHAIRBAUM, JUDITH ANNE 11/21/1942 - 6/1/2021 Ann Arbor Judith Anne "Judy" (Tanno) Schairbaum died on June 1, 2021. She was 78 years old. Judy was born in Michigan City, Indiana on November 21, 1942, and was the oldest of three children born to Dr. Anthony M. Tanno and Pearl M. Tanno. Judy graduated from Annville-Cleona High School in 1960 and Lebanon Valley College in 1964, where she earned a degree in Sociology and was active in school activities (co-captain of the cheerleading team, class secretary and intramural sports). Following graduation from college, Judy attended the University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia School of Occupational Therapy, where she completed instructional and clinical training as an occupational therapist. While completing her degree in Philadelphia, Judy met James (Jim) H. Schairbaum, an officer in the United States Navy. Judy and Jim were married in December 1968, and not long thereafter, moved to the tiny island of Guam in the western Pacific Ocean where Jim was stationed for two years during the Vietnam War. Judy had a passion for travel, which took her to distant places including Japan, back to Guam, Australia, Europe and parts of Africa. It also pushed her to become a travel agent and then ultimately own and operate her own travel agency in Ann Arbor, Michigan (Jet-away Travel located on S. University Avenue). Judy enjoyed sending her clients on trips big and small. Her dynamite smile, friendly disposition and "can do" attitude led to many repeat customers. Judy's other interests included animals of all kinds (especially her dogs, whom she loved as members of the family), art (pottery, paints and pencil sketching), volunteerism (Ann Arbor Thrift Shop, Oxfam International) and gardening (she had an exceptional green thumb for flowers of all varieties). Of all of her accomplishments, Judy perhaps most excelled as a mother, grandmother and mother-in-law. Loving, compassionate, supportive, forgiving, tender, thoughtful, caring and kind hearted are just some of the qualities that come to mind. Judy loved indulging her grandchildren on important occasions and also for no reason at all. She will be missed. Judy is survived by her two children, Jenny (David) Widger and Dan (Sarah) Schairbaum, her grandchildren Lily, Owen, Andrew, Liam and Julia, her sister Janet (Tanno) Bosnar, her brother Joseph Tanno, nieces, nephews and the many friends that she met along the way. A celebration of Judy's life will be scheduled at a later date.
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In memory of
Judith Schairbaum
SCHAIRBAUM, JUDITH ANNE 11/21/1942 - 6/1/2021 Ann Arbor Judith Anne "Judy" (Tanno) Schairbaum died on June 1, 2021. She was 78 years old. Judy was born in Michigan City, Indiana on November 21, 1942, and was the oldest of three children born to Dr. Anthony M. Tanno and Pearl M. Tanno. Judy graduated from Annville-Cleona High School in 1960 and Lebanon Valley College in 1964, where she earned a degree in Sociology and was active in school activities (co-captain of the cheerleading team, class secretary and intramural sports). Following graduation from college, Judy attended the University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia School of Occupational Therapy, where she completed instructional and clinical training as an occupational therapist. While completing her degree in Philadelphia, Judy met James (Jim) H. Schairbaum, an officer in the United States Navy. Judy and Jim were married in December 1968, and not long thereafter, moved to the tiny island of Guam in the western Pacific Ocean where Jim was stationed for two years during the Vietnam War. Judy had a passion for travel, which took her to distant places including Japan, back to Guam, Australia, Europe and parts of Africa. It also pushed her to become a travel agent and then ultimately own and operate her own travel agency in Ann Arbor, Michigan (Jet-away Travel located on S. University Avenue). Judy enjoyed sending her clients on trips big and small. Her dynamite smile, friendly disposition and "can do" attitude led to many repeat customers. Judy's other interests included animals of all kinds (especially her dogs, whom she loved as members of the family), art (pottery, paints and pencil sketching), volunteerism (Ann Arbor Thrift Shop, Oxfam International) and gardening (she had an exceptional green thumb for flowers of all varieties). Of all of her accomplishments, Judy perhaps most excelled as a mother, grandmother and mother-in-law. Loving, compassionate, supportive, forgiving, tender, thoughtful, caring and kind hearted are just some of the qualities that come to mind. Judy loved indulging her grandchildren on important occasions and also for no reason at all. She will be missed. Judy is survived by her two children, Jenny (David) Widger and Dan (Sarah) Schairbaum, her grandchildren Lily, Owen, Andrew, Liam and Julia, her sister Janet (Tanno) Bosnar, her brother Joseph Tanno, nieces, nephews and the many friends that she met along the way. A celebration of Judy's life will be scheduled at a later date.
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