Judy (Chu) P.Y. Lin, 86, formerly of Ephrata, U.S. Navy and USAF employee, loved music

By on October 14, 2015

Judy (Chu) P.Y. Lin, 86, of Lancaster and formerly of Ephrata, died Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015, in her residence.

Born in Nanjing, China, in her youth she lived in the Sichuan Province before moving to Taiwan in 1949 at the end of the Chinese civil war. During her time in Taiwan, she worked for both the U.S. Navy and U.S. Air Force, and was a supply clerk at Ching Chuan Kang (CCK) USAF base. Also in Taiwan, she met her future husband, Dr. Daniel H. Lin, who died Oct. 12, 2008.

In 1980, Judy relocated with her family to the United States, settling in Ephrata. In Lancaster, Judy worked for a number of years as a library assistant at Thaddeus Stevens College. She worked for the majority of her life, during a time when it was rare for a woman to do so. Judy was a lively woman who loved music, dance, and cinema throughout her life, and later on an avid walker which kept her fit and strong. Charitable and generous, Judy cherished and loved to look after her family. Judy was a member of Grandview Methodist Church in Lancaster.

She is survived by her children: Jonah Lin, with whom she resided; Doris Lin, of Baltimore; and David Lin, and his wife Sandy, of Hong Kong; and five grandchildren: Phillip, Caleb, Ruth, and Esther Lin; and Loretta Wang.

She was preceded in death by a daughter: Angela Lin; and a sister, Chieh (Chu) Dai.

Services and burial will be private at the convenience of the family. To place a condolence online, visit snyderfuneralhome.com. Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home and Crematory, Lititz, had charge of the arrangements.

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