Judith B. DuRoss

March 9, 2021

Claymont, DE


Judith B. DuRoss, age 82, of Claymont, DE passed away March 9, 2021, surrounded by family.

Judy was a 1956 graduate of Claymont High School.  She retired from the University of Delaware Athletic Department after 32 years of service.  She was a member of the Church of the Ascension for 76 years.  Judy’s career at the U of D included many responsibilities, including team travel and ticket sales.  As loyal fans, Judy and Mike attended Tailgates and football games for over 40 years. Upon retirement from the U of D, she utilized her travel skills at Charlie B. Travels for eleven additional years.

Judy had a love of ice skating, including free skating and shows at the Wilmington Skating Club.  She and her husband enjoyed sailing in the Caribbean, as well as spending many seasons on their boat sailing the Chesapeake Bay.  Their extensive travel included Africa, plus a thorough exploration of the British Isles.

A genuine love of all animals was always present with Judy.  A variety of cats were constant lifetime companions.

Judy is survived by her loving and dedicated husband of 59 years, Mike DuRoss; her sister, Barbara Petroll; seven nieces and nephews. 

A Celebration of Judy’s Life will be held privately at the convenience of the family.  In lieu of flowers, a contribution in her memory may be made to the Church of the Ascension, 3717 Philadelphia Pike, Claymont, DE 19703.

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Stephanie Spurgin

March 16, 2021 1:13 PM

In loving memory of Amy’s Aunt Judy.
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April 3, 2021 2:04 PM

Judy will always be remembered and loved. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Hugs and love❤️ Brenda and Paul.

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Don & Neuza Morgan

March 15, 2021 9:15 PM

Dear Mike,
     Neuza and I send our condolences to you on Judy's passing. We hope that, in time, your sense of loss will be tempered by happy memories of your many years together.
                                                   Don & Neuza Morgan

Jody Sisson

March 15, 2021 6:14 PM

Mike, So sorry to hear about Judy. So glad I got to visit with both of you when you stopped in Chico’s. I haven’t worked since we went into quarantine in March. Hope you are ok.. take care. Thinking of you. Jody Sisson & family.


March 15, 2021 12:00 AM

I am so sorry to learn of Judy's passing. What a joyful and caring sweet Lady!. And what a quick sense of humor! She will be missed. I enjoyed my time with her at U. of D, and remember the perfect baby shower she arranged for me.  Right there in the arena. Candles and silver too! She was a hostess supreme. Skate away Dear Judy. My thoughts are with Mike and Barbara and the Family.  May peace be with you.

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