Judith Anapol

February 10, 1942 - April 4, 2016

02/10/1942 - 04/04/2016

Past Services

Friday April 08, 2016
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Jewish Museum and Cultural Center-Chevra T'helim
607 Effingham Street
Portsmouth, Virginia 23703
757-391-9266 | Directions

Judith E. Anapol, a psychotherapist and Licensed Clinical Social Worker, passed away on Monday, April 4, after an extended illness.
A resident of Virginia Beach for many years, Judy was born and raised in Portsmouth, the daughter of Carl and Helen Anapol.
Judy attended Women’s College of the University of North Carolina in Greensboro and graduated from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, with an A. B. Degree in Sociology in 1964. In 1968, she obtained a Master’s Degree from George Warren Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis.
Judy began her career as a caseworker with the Department of Public Welfare in Richmond, and later joined the Catholic Charities in Portsmouth. Following her graduation from Washington University in 1968, she became the Chief Social Worker at the Child Center of Our Lady of Grace in St. Louis, and later served as a Supervisor for the Girl Scout Council of Greater St. Louis. While in St. Louis, Judy was an instructor at the Graduate School of Social Work at St. Louis University and at Washington University. She served on the Board of Governors at St. Louis University and was on the Board of Directors at the Missouri State Women’s Political Caucus.
After returning to Hampton Roads, Judy obtained a position with the City of Chesapeake Department of Social Services, and later, at Portsmouth Psychiatric Center. She continued her career in private practice as a Psychotherapist, which she maintained until the onset of her illness in 2013.
Judy was a member of the Academy of Certified Social Workers, the National Association of Social Workers, the National Conference of Social Welfare, the American Association of University Women, and the University of North Carolina Alumni Association.
A member of Temple Israel in Norfolk, Judy is survived her sister, Myra Waranch, her nephew, Adam Waranch and his daughters Kendra and Aryanna, her Aunt Terri Anapol, several cousins, and many long-time friends.
Judy was a supporter of disability and environmental causes and throughout her life was an advocate for the safety and protection of animals. She was a member of the Virginia Beach Mayor’s Commission on Disabilities.
Myra would like to express her heartfelt thanks to the many nurses, doctors and other hospital staff who worked so hard to insure Judy’s comfort; and a special appreciation to Dr. Nadeem Inayet, a most compassionate pulmonologist and critical care physician with Sentara Princess Anne Hospital.
A memorial service to honor Judy’s memory will be held at the Jewish Museum and Cultural Center-Chevra Thelim (607 Effingham St, Portsmouth, VA 23704) on Friday, April 8, 2016 at 1:30 PM. The Altmeyer Funeral Home-Southside Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at www.altmeyerfh.com.

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8 years ago

Great Lady

5 years ago

Judith,I still can’t believe you are gone. You saved my life and I will be always grateful for that. Please watch over me from heaven

Mary Jo Tusing McKesson
8 years ago

I have just learned of Judy’s passing and am so sorry. Judy was part of my childhood and I have many wonderful memories at John Tyler and all the way through Wilson. While I haven’t had any family in Portsmouth for many years and haven’t been in touch for years, I do remember her fondly. You have my deepest sympathy.

Nanci & Mike (Myron) Glassman
8 years ago

Oh Myra, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. May your memories sustain you. Please accept our condolences.

Iris and Benjamin J. Moss, LCSW
8 years ago

In memory of Judith Anapol. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Myra Waranch, and yours in this time of sorrow. Judy and I went back some forty years, as colleagues, in the social work world.

Lee Ashley-Hussey
8 years ago

Myra, I was sorry to read of your sisters passing . It seems she was a very remarkable woman and I’m sure a great sister to you. I vaguely remember her from our Waterview days. Sadness will transcend to happy memories. Just wanted to say to you and your family that you are in my prayers at this time.

Priscilla Bloom Kostiner
8 years ago

Dear Myra,
Please accept my sincere condolences. Judy’s death is a loss to many. May she be remembered for the many mitzvot she performed in her lifetime, and may her memory be a blessing to you, the family and her many friends.

Marilyn Feldman
8 years ago

Dear Myra. I am thinking of you and your family at this sad time. I know how much you will miss your sister. My sincerest condolences.

Debbie Bass
8 years ago

In memory of Judith E. Anapol for her work with the Virginia Beach Mayor’s Committee for Persons with Disabilities – may you rest in peace as you walk among the angels.

Vivian Margulies
8 years ago

Dear Myra, I am so sorry for your loss. Judith was an accomplished woman with an amazing career. I know this is a hard time for you. I hope your good memories will comfort you.