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Zingg, Judith Ruth March 10, 1936 - June 13, 2021

Judith Ruth (Umpa) Zingg, age 85, died Sunday, June 13, 2021 at Hackettstown Hospital. She was the widow of Harry H. Zingg who died in September 2006.

Daughter of the late Dr. & Mrs. Charles I. Umpa, she was born on March 10, 1936, and was raised in Nashua, NH. She graduated from Nashua High School in 1954. She graduated from the University of Vermont in 1958 with a BS degree in Education and was a member of the Delta Delta Delta sorority.

She lived in Burlington, VT and taught school there for three years while her husband finished his education at UVM. After moving to NJ in 1961, she substituted and tutored before teaching in the Washington Township (Morris County) school system from which she retired in June 1999. She lived in Long Valley, NJ for 25 years and Hackettstown, NJ for 27 years.

Survivors include her son, Darin and wife, Sherry of Blairstown, NJ, her daughter Jennifer and husband, Jim Davis of Mason, OH, and daughter Kimberly and husband, Gary Dubas of Mechanicsburg, PA. Surviving grandchildren are Rebecca, Ben, and Jake Dubas and Amelia, Madalyn, and Claire Davis.

Surviving sisters are Jane and her husband Ed Kerr of Naples, FL and Susan and her husband Rick Angevine of San José, CA. Several nieces, nephews, and cousins also survive.

Funeral arrangements are by Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High St., Hackettstown, NJ 07840 (908-852-3361). There will be an informal gathering for her close friends and family on Wednesday, June 16, 2021 at her home from 2-5 PM.


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    Michele Knight says

    I am so sorry to hear of your mothers passing she was a good friend and we spent many many years teaching together she always sent a birthday card never forgot I will miss her I called every once in a while and we chat I hope you can find peace

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    Jeanine Ward says

    Darin, Jen, Kim and your families. I am so sorry for your loss. Your Mom was like another mother for the Kim Lane/Mission Road gang. She will be missed. With love,

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    Barbara Falk says

    I am so very sorry for your loss. I had the good fortune to know and work with your Mom at Flocktown School. Judy was one of the most supportive and authentic individuals I have ever known, and one for whom I had the utmost respect. It was a true privilege to know her, not only as a colleague,, but a friend.

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      Darleen Schott says

      Words don’t begin to express how sorry I am for your loss. Judy was always smiling and upbeat, when we worked together at school. Great sense of humor, enjoyed being around her. God’s grace and peace to all the family

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    Linda DiMarzo Quinn says

    I am so sorry for your loss. Your Mom was a wonderful teacher and friend. I was lucky to know her while teaching at Flocktown School as well as later in years. My Dad – George DiMarzo will be very sad. He was close to both of your parents.

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    Georgene Dewald says

    Dear Darin, Kimberly and Jennifer, I was so sorry to hear of your Moms passing. A long time ago I lived next to you when you lived on Kim Lane, My brother Jimmy and Darin were friends. Jimmy passed last October and your Mom sent me a very nice note. May you find comfort in the fact that your parents are together again.

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    Debbie Day Tardive says

    So sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. She was a gem, and such a hapy person…

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    Jane Bergman says

    To Darin Jennifer and Kim, I know you probably were too young to remember the great days we all spent coming and going to Stardust swim club together, I so enjoyed the time spent with your mom. She was such a great mother and so pleasant. Made every day enjoyable. Peace, grace and comfort be with you during this difficult time.

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