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Judith Ann Young

03/13/1952 - 03/13/2018
Service Date: 03/19/2018
Service Time: 11:00 AM
Service Location: Queen of Peace Catholic Church, 141 N. Macdonald, Mesa, Arizona

Judith Ann Dincher Burkholder Young, of Mesa, AZ died on her 66th birthday March 13, 2018 at 2:47am surrounded by her family and the spirit of the Lord. Born in Williamsport, PA she was the eldest child of Bernard J. and Helen L. (Yoder) Dincher. 

Surviving are her siblings in Pennsylvania: Barbara J. (Mark) Cellini, Williamsport, Thomas M. (Susan) Dincher, Loyalsock, Rita M. (Joseph) DelGrippo, Williamsport, Constance L. (Bart) Howard, Montoursville, and Joseph A. (Michelle) Dincher, Williamsport.  

Judith was preceded in death by her husband Dorsey James (Joe) Burkholder III., with whom she had three beautiful children with: Jody (Craig) Shannon, Mesa, AZ., Aaron (Tonya) Burkholder, Gilbert, AZ., and Marjorie (Samuel) Johns, Mesa, AZ.  Along with her children, she had nine grandchildren and one great-grandson.

Judith was a 1970 graduate of Williamsport Area High School, Williamsport PA.  Through her parent’s strong teachings, her dedication and perseverance began as a small child and carried on into her adulthood when she retired from Clear Title Agency of AZ., as a V.P. Branch Manager.  Her greatest journey in life was her travel from the small town of Oval, Pennsylvania to Mesa, Arizona in 1983. Judith’s greatest joy in life was her family, her faith, and enjoying God’s great gift of life: the great outdoors. She was a hardworking, loving, giving, strong-willed woman, who always got the job done no matter what the obstacles.

Judy’s viewing is being held Sunday, March 18th from 11am – 1pm at Bunker Family Garden Chapel, 33 N. Centennial Way, Mesa, AZ 85201. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, March 19th at 11am, Queen of Peace Catholic Church, 141 N. McDonald Mesa, AZ 85201.


  • My condolences to Judy’s family and anyone that loved her. I have met Judy a few times and been in her home. She was always so welcoming and so nice to me. She was a pleasure to be around like the rest of her loving family.

  • My deepest sympathies on your loss. May you find strength from the words of Psalms 46:1 which reads: “God is our refuge and strength, A help that is readily found in times of distress.” What a loving God who cares about each one of us. He didn’t intend for us to grow old and die. He thus has made the SURE promise of a resurrection RIGHT HERE ON EARTH when it is restored to a beautiful paradise (Psalms 37:9-11, 29; Acts 24:15; Isaiah 55;11). Can you see yourself welcoming back to life your loved ones? What a joy it will bring all of us.

  • My deepest condolences to the family for your loss.Truly heartbreaking. Our Heavenly Father gives us a beautiful thought when He promises us that soon death will be “swallowed up forever.” (1 Cor. 15:54) Along with this, God also guarantees that ones who have died will be able to live again. (John 5:28,29) I hope these encouraging scriptures can bring you some comfort during this difficult time.

  • Judy was and will always be an inspiration to me. I admired her hardworking spirit but mostly loved her inner beauty and kindness. She was a dear person who I will always miss. She was so proud of her lovely family.

  • My deep condolences to the Young family,
    I was really touched by the loss of your loved one. When a precious loved one falls asleep in death, it brings to mind God’s precious son Jesus. It is comforting to note how he viewed death. I would like to share it with you from the gift that the Most High God has given to each & everyone of us. Yes, His written word the Bible. In the Book of John chapter 11 verses 11-14 please, notice that Jesus viewed death as one Sleeping. He viewed death in such a comforting way. And, the Most High God promises that we can have the opportunity to see our loved ones again in perfect health (Psalms 83:18, Acts 24:15, & Isaiah 33:24). He even says where: Psalms 37:11 and for how long Psalms 37:29).
    I really hope that these promises were as comforting to you as they were to us when our daughter died and also when my precious husband of 50 years fell asleep in death due to cancer. I truly understand the pain that comes from losing someone so precious to us.
    Written to you in deep sympathy,

  • Janice Dincher Springman

    I am so sorry to hear of Judy’s death. I spoke with my mom this am and heard the news. I didn’t to get to know Judy that well but remember her in high school as happy and fun loving. Prayers for your family.

  • Susan Rolley Cortright

    I am so sorry to hear of Judy’s passing. My condolences to the Dincher sisters.

  • Barbi Blackburn Johnson

    Sending my love & sympathy to Jody, Aaron & Marjorie on the passing of your mother.

  • Rosemary Dincher

    I am so sorry to hear about Judy’s death. I tried to get to the church for the funeral but by the time I found the church it was too late. She was a good daughter,mother and grandmother and will be missed.

  • “Love is patient, love is kind. It is not jealous, [love] is not pompous, it is not inflated, it is not rude, it does not seek its own interests, it is not quick-tempered, it does not brood over injury, it does not rejoice over wrongdoing but rejoices with the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.” 1 Cor:13 This was and is Judy, ever aware of her own short comings, she kept striving to be a decent, kind and compassionate woman; reaching upward, even when hope did not come easy, as she grew weary and physically worn out. She always wanted more for you, her children and loved ones. More than she felt capable of giving. She longed for you to be blessed, encouraged and free of life’s intense challenges and heartaches. She hurt right along with each of us. She believed in us. “Honest to God.” was how she would begin a declaration and most often a praise of someone. Accentuating what was good and possible, she wanted to lift us up. Her generosity of heart and home was a gift so many of us were recipients of. She accepted people. I will always remember her quiet, persevering faith, her incredible work ethic, thoughtfulness, and attentiveness to little things. Especially, her example…..sacrifices made, so you could be able to experience more. Her talent for sewing, cooking (including ‘gluten free/specialty food for Amelia), and gifting others. All the dresses and quilts, stitched with love. All the warm and soft PJ’s, specifically, personally picked for each grand child. Her love of beauty, nature and serenity. She was and forever will be, my friend. I am humbled to be part of her family. My love and heart go to all who knew her; especially Marge, my beloved daughter in law, son Sam, your 4 kids, Jodie, Aaron and your amazing families and the Pennsylvania clan. Thank you! Each of you carry something precious of Judy, within you, to comfort and enrich you. Mostly, to sustain you and continue her legacy of grace and goodness. May God be ever present in these tender days. Heart Hugs from Mary and Ken

  • Connie (Dincher) Howard

    Mary, You have said it in the most beautiful way…..thank you so much for being a friend….God Bless..

  • Imiss you soo much mom. Its amazing and comforting to hear how you touched so many lives. Thinking about you every day. I LOVE YOU ALWAYS AND FOREVER!!!!

  • Please share your thoughts and best memories of our Mom, so that we can share it with her grandkids on her upcoming birthday. Thank you for all of your love 💕and continued support! Margie

  • A short story about my sister ….well my memory of my eldest sister (as a child) was that she was always on the go!!! Playing with her friend Leatha Keiser riding her bike everywhere and ALWAYS pushing the limit with Mimi😬. I’ll never forget the day that Judy really pushed Mimis button. Mimi would make us kids spell the word ATTITUDE whenever she thought we needed an attitude adjustment …well..as we were all in the kitchen when Mimi told Judy to spell attitude…and Judy responded “edutitta” ….she spelled it backwards WITH an attitude Needless to say it didn’t go over too well😜.

  • Sadly, i must confess that I didnt know your mom well. Uncle Joe was never a fan of flying ,so we never made it to AZ to visit, even though it was always in our plans. When your mom came here, naturally she spent time with family. For some reason, it always seemed she was here on my weekend to work, so I had brief visits with her in PA. Occasionally, I spoke with her on the phone when she called the house to talk to your Uncle Joe. But i can tell you in those brief conversations on the phone, or at the cabin, or listening to pop pop and your Uncle Joe talk about the trials she endured in life, that she was a very strong, hard working, and passionate lady, who put her all into everything she did. She absolutely loved her kids and grandchildren and couldn’t be prouder of all of you. She developed a strong faith in God and it showed in her love for life and everything she did in life. She truly poured her heart and soul into everything she did and it shows. I really regret that I didnt get to know your mom better and that your Uncle Joe and I never made a trip out to visit, but even so, your mom has left an indelible mark in my heart and is loved dearly!

  • I don’t know which story to tell! Aunt Rita’s story brought back more memories that I will share at another time! So here are some memories of my sister Judy.
    What teenager, who had her own car that she worked hard for, would want a little sister hanging out with her??? I must have been around the age of 10 (?) and she would take me on “adventures” with her and her friends! I remember her taking me to an Art’s Festival in State College. We spent the day there and she probably bought me something…. Another time she took me to another Art Festival in Lewisburg.
    I actually still have the blue leather braided bracelet that she bought me! Every time I ride by the Lewisburg Armory, I think of how generous she always was…with her time and money… Another time was when I was in the 4th grade, our class was in a assembly. We sang a patriotic song and we were to wear red, white and blue clothing. I believe she was working at the “Tri-State Department store” when she bought me a patriotic dress for the show! I Love you Judy and am forever grateful to you for so many reasons…. With much LOVE, Aunt Connie/Constance

  • I had the priveledge of being the first sibling to visit our big sister in AZ. We had some really great conversations about the good times in life and about the struggles. We had many phone conversations about just about anything including politics, but I’ll never forget the time she called me and told me to go outside and look at the moon. When I went out to look at the moon she said ” You and I are sharing this moment together looking at the same moon.” I really miss those phone calls, sharing laughs and stories and think of her often. When I see the full moon now, I think of her.

  • Barbara Cellini

    A Rite of Passage for Judy and Barb

    It was the beginning of summer in 1965. Judy is 13 and just finished 7th grade, I,m 11 and just finished 6th grade. we were told by our parents that we were moving next door in our grandfathers house so we could care for our Aunt Sara who had Down Sydrom. Ithink Aunt Sara was in her30’s. we had mixed emotions about the move not knowing for sure what was expected of us. We started to move some of our belongings next door and got mad because we rather be having fun with friends. one of the times we were moving boxes next door Judy pushed with her butt too hard and broke the glass storm door. We both got the talk on Attitude!!!
    This move gave Judy and I our own bedroom which was nice since we were four girls to a bedroom! It was also a time for us to start our friendship. At night when Aunt Sara went to bed we would have hot tea and sit at the kitchen table that is now in the cabin kitchen. And now some 55 years latter I sometimes think of the times Judy and I sat at this table talking about fashion, friends, boys and music.
    Living with Aunt Sara wasn’t always easy for us or her. It did help Judy and I grow in love, patience, and compassion. we didn’t realize it at the though.

    Breakfast at Judy’s in Oval, PA

    This is Uncle Mark’s memory
    The Cellini’s ( Mark, Barb, Matt, Mike and Megan) stayed overnight. In the morning Mark made breakfast while Judy made coffee. When Mark was done cooking a pancake he would call to one of the kids to get their plate ready to catch a pancake he threw over his shoulder. one of the times he threw a pancake to high and it hit the ceiling fan and flew across the room!!! All six of you, Jody, Aaron Margie, Matt, Mike, and Megan laughed and wanted Uncle Mark to do it again! Some things still haven’t changed.
    We Love All of You. Aunt Barb and Uncle Mark

  • Here’s Pop Pop’s story:
    It was a Saturday and I decided to take my crew up to Miletos for lunch. While we were ordering we heard a large commotion coming from the back room. Then Judy came storming from the room yelling at her boss saying “and you can take your hoagie and shove it up your ASS!!!” And out the front door she went😳

  • Mimi remembers the time Judy (as a very little girl) was in the yard with her while she was hanging up the laundry. The neighbor Beadie Folmar was talking to Mimi a crossed the fence when Beadies little boy Jack left out a yell and started crying…. Judy had bent his little fingers back when he stuck them through the fence🤨

  • March 13, 2020

    Happy heavenly birthday to Judy! I have always thought so highly of you.  Beautiful with dark hair and eyes.  Smart as a whip.  Amazing example of hard work both professionally and at home.  
    Amazing mother and grandmother.  Loved me as your own, with no judgement.  Making my Sadie laugh hysterically as a baby.  And those recipes! Delicious! Especially the mmm Judy Judy! You are missed and loved very much Judy! Enjoy your birthday celebration! ❤️

    Love you Marge!

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