|JUDITH ANN FLORIAN: Daughter of Marcella Jean McGary Florian and James Francis Florian, Judith A. "Judy" was
the 4th of 5 daughters born in Washington Co., Pa, where she attended
parochial grade school and high school. During grade school and high school, Judy was in the chorus and church guitar group, and sang in many school and church programs as a soloist.
After the death of her mother when she was 14 [father died in 1970], Judy lived with her maternal grandparents Ruth and Howard W. McGary until age 18,
in Washington Pa. Judy worked various jobs in high school, such as Citizenís Library, and W & J College Cafeteria.
Judy has one child, Stephanie Sue.
Ms. Florian graduated as a Registered Nurse Aug. 5, 1983 from The Washington Hospital School of Nursing, Washington Co., Washington, Pa. [Capping Ceremony Dec. 18, 1981.] She was a member of the schoolís Chorus both years.
In 1985, she moved to Girard, Ohio with her daughter. She
specialized in the care of terminally ill patients and psychiatric
patients who lived in their own homes. While an employee of Upjohn Healthcare Services, Youngstown, Oh. from 1985-1988, Judy was disabled in a job-related injury. She had attended Youngstown State University, Mahoning Co., Youngstown, Ohio, pursuing a B.A. in Psychology. Judy was a member of the East Ohio Association for Counseling and Development and the Ohio Counselor Association. She is also a member of the Genealogical Association of S. W. Pa. and the South Pigeon Creek Cemetery Association. In addition to genealogy research, she is interested in gifted education, child abuse prevention, literacy programs, care of the terminally ill, and disability issues.
Judy has rescued dozens of abandoned and injured cats and arranged for them to have new homes with caring families. She has also made numerous self-designed twin, double and queen-size quilts. She has written articles, poems, and three books: Honor By Love [1989, unpublished]; Lane Family History: Descendants of John Lane, Sr. by Ruth Lane McGary and Judith Ann Florian, 1990,
and The Preacher and His Kids: Descendants of Reverend Daniel Lane by Ruth Lane McGary, Judith A. Florian, and Catherine L. Caldwell, 1995.
Both her co-authors, her sister and grandmother died, leaving Judy to
finish the book on her own. In 2006-2007, she has written an
extensively researched book about aging disabled persons.
Oct. 2005, Judy launched 2 websites for Washington County PA
researchers, plus took over the Washington Co PAGenWeb. Life in
Washington Co PA URL is http://freepages.family.rootsweb.com/~florian/
and Washington County "Little Washington" Pennsylvania Genealogy and Family History
is located at the URL http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~florian/
The PAGenWeb URL is http://www.rootsweb.com/~pawashin/
In her "free" time, Judy continues to research family lines.