The state lost a trailblazing coach and educator this week with the passing of local legend Judy Samaha.
Samaha died Wednesday at the age of 75., according to a statement posted online on Jul. 30, 2020 by myrecordjournal
We learned of the deceased through the following tribute posted on social media.,
Mark T. Sheehan Hall of Fame wrote
Received word last night that Judy Samaha passed away. We have no details at this time. Will post updated info once we receive.Our sincere sympathies and love to her family and friends. She was a legend.
Cause of Death.
We have no information at the moment on of caused death . This post will be updated as soon as we have that information.
The following are some tributes posted on social media to honor the life and the legacy of the deceased.
Elaine D’Amato Janssen wrote
I’m so sad to hear this . Judy was an amazing person and really cared for all the kids. Very lucky to have known her Rest In Peace Judy
Svend Pedersen wrote
She was a giant in women’s athletics. More importantly, she cared deeply about her students and was an incredibly good person. We were lucky to have known her.
Mary Pashley wrote.
Heard last night too – it’s a sad day for all whom bleed maroon and gold!Mark T. Sheehan Class of 1977 wrote
Sadly, multiple reliable sources today have also reported the recent passing of Judy Samaha. As soon as her obituary is found we can link it to our page.
If anyone has seen the obituary, please pass it along so that we can post it on our page.