Judith “Judy” Ann Serbe Hunger of Baltimore passed away on Saturday, September 28, 2013 at the age of 71 while surrounded by her loving family. Beloved wife of the late Richards “Dick” F. Hunger; devoted mother and best friend of Gilberte "Jill" Hunger; step-mother of Suzanne Hunger and Carolyn Schwalbe and husband, John; sister of Charles Serbe and George Serbe; grandmother of Will Murphy, Jay Schwalbe and Marie Schwalbe; sister-in- law of Bea North, Carol Serbe and Linda Serbe; nieces Sandy Kelly, Mary Serbe, and Shannon Serbe; nephews Houston Spencer, Jason Serbe, Eric Hunger, Kevin Hunger, and Adam Hunger. Judy was born in Red Bank, NJ and raised in Middletown, NJ graduating from Middletown High School in 1959. Upon graduation, she attended Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY majoring in Speech and Drama graduating with her B.S. in 1963. She also attended Penn State University and Queens College studying theater. In the late 1960s, she lived and worked abroad in Denmark, and, upon returning to the US, settled in Wallingford, CT, where she met her husband in 1971. They were married in 1972, and they settled at his home in Oquossoc, Maine.
During her years in Maine, she was the Publisher/Editor of a small town newspaper, The Rangeley Highlander, for 23 years. She was actively involved in the community and was involved in activities such as: long range planning (Franklin Memorial Hospital, Episcopal Diocese of Maine, Town of Rangeley Comprehensive Planning Commission), and was an active school board member locally; President Maine School Boards Association; Vice President Northeast Region National School Boards Association.
Upon her husband’s death in 1996, she decided to sell the newspaper and, in 1999, she began an exciting second career by joining the U.S. Peace Corps in Poland. She spent three years teaching in Nowy Sacz, Poland. After returning home to Maine, she continued to find adventure by holding various ESL positions, usually at the college/university level, finding joy in teaching, mentoring and program development in third world, emerging democracy settings: China, India. Most recently, she continued as a volunteer at Pardada Pardadi Educational Society (PPES), a girls’ vocational school in rural India. She loved returning to see “her girls” as they continued their education and grew into lovely young women.
Judy lived an absolutely amazing life impacting the lives of others across the globe. She was and is an inspiration to so many. In July 2014, her family will hold a graveside memorial service in Rangeley, ME at Evergreen Cemetery reuniting her with her husband and soul mate, Dick Hunger.
A memorial Service will be held at The Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, 5603 N. Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21210 on Saturday, October 5, 2013 beginning at 11 AM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the scholarship fund for Camp Bishopswood, 143 State Street, Portland, Maine 04101