Judith A. Pokines, passed away peacefully, Sunday, January 12, 2014. Judith was born on April 28, 1940 to Burton S. Allen and Marian Pratt Allen in Hudson, NY. She was a graduate of SUNY at Oswego in 1962 and lived in Ballston Spa most of her life.
She loved being a teacher. Judith taught first grade in the Rochester City Schools, and the Newfield Central School District in the beginning of her career. She moved to Ballston Spa in 1968 and raised two boys; Jay and Brett Pokines. She returned to teaching first grade in 1974 for Ballston Spa Central Schools and worked at both the Wood Road School and Rock City Falls. After 30 years she retired from teaching second grade at the Wood Road School in 2002. Judith loved to read, stamping, travel, and babysitting her grandchildren.
Judith was married to John F. Pokines for 34 years. They meet while attending classes at Oswego. John predeceased her in 1997. John was a guidance counselor at Ballston Spa High School.
Judith is survived by her son, Jay Pokines (Andrea Becker) of West Glenville and their children, Addison Pokines, Lily Becker and Hanna Pokines, and her son, Brett Pokines (Sonia Navarro) and their children, as well as two sisters, Jill Gilligan and Jeanne Speer, her nieces, Rachel and Melanie Speer and many other nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held 3pm Monday, January 20, 2014 at Christ Episcopal Church, 15 West High Street, Ballston Spa. Relatives and friends are invited to call, from 2 to 3 pm at the church prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to “Cure PSP” 30 E. Padonia Road, Suite 201 Timonium, MD 21093 www.psp.org to help support the foundation for Progressive Supranuclear Palsy or to Christ Episcopal Church, 15 West High St, Ballston Spa, NY 12020.