Arthur J. Judice

Arthur J. Judice

July 05, 1917 ~ July 20, 2012

Arthur James Judice of Mission Viejo passed away peacefully on July 20, 2012 at the age of 95. Arthur was born in New York on July 5, 1917 to Charles and Antoinette Judice. He was the fourth of six children and grew up in the aftermath of World War I and during the Great Depression. By the age of 14, he was a champion billiards player and performed in tournaments and exhibitions all over the country. He served in the US Army during World War II. After many years as a top salesman and executive with Brunswick and later AMF, he became a successful business owner. In 1945, he married his beautiful wife, Sadie, and they had two daughters, Joanne and Arlene. They were married for 21 years until her death in 1966. The following year, he and his daughters moved to California. Arthur was a devoted family man - a loving son, brother, husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He is survived by his daughters, Joanne Johnston (Dale) and Arlene Parish (John); his grandsons, Seann Parish (Katie) and Christopher Parish; his great-granddaughter, Jordyn Elizabeth Parish; and his sister, Helen Sclafani. He was predeceased by his beloved wife, Sadie; his brothers, Robert, Louis and Charles; and his sister, Roslyn. He was adored by his family and will be deeply missed. Vigil Service will be at 7:00pm on Wednesday, July 25 at O'Connor Mortuary, 25301 Alicia Pkwy, Laguna Hills, CA 92653. Funeral Mass will be at 10:00am on Thursday, July 26 at Santiago de Compostela Catholic Church, 21682 Lake Forest Drive, Lake Forest, CA 92630.

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  1. Ivan Polanco July 20, 2012 at 9:42 pm - Reply

    Dear Family of our Beloved friend Arthur Judice,

    We for most want to express our Deepest Sympathy for all the family of Arthur Judice.We were very blessed to not only enjoy the stories that Arthur shared but to have met and known such a loving Friend. We truly feel lucky and blessed to have had the opportunity to be his friend for the last 13 years. One of my fondest memories of Arthur is enjoying the uplifting music of Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra. We would listen to the whole C.D together and talk stories for hours. He will truly be missed by our family.If I could say one thing to Arthur it would be ” Thank you for our friendship, love you always”.
    Ivan,Sandy,Jazmine,Sophia,Hazel Polanco

  2. Gregory Joy, MD July 21, 2012 at 8:20 am - Reply

    To the family of my patient and beloved friend, Arthur Judice–

    Firstly I would like to express my heartfelt sympathy and condolences over the loss of Art. I miss him already, as do we all.

    I will miss his gentle good humor and good-natured tolerance of an increasingly heavy burden of medical difficulties, and I appreciated your helping me to help him through these challenges. Thank you.

    Our visits in the office were always heavily slanted toward friendship and a discussion of our shared passion for tennis. His medical complaints were often just an excuse to come in to the office and chat. Years ago I had asked him if he could possibly take the last appointment of the day so we could gab at length without keeping anyone waiting.

    He was an exceptional person and a good friend. Rest in peace, Art.

    Gregory Joy, MD

  3. Elena Phillips July 22, 2012 at 4:30 pm - Reply

    What a beautiful picture. I am so very sorry for the loss of your father. Uncle Artie could always make me laugh with his witty personality. He was very lucky to have 2 wonderful, caring daughters.Love Elena

  4. Joanne Johnston July 23, 2012 at 10:12 am - Reply

    Thanks for posting Charlie. He does look like he’s watching over you as he always did for those he loved. We are sure he still is.
    Love, Joanne and Arlene

  5. Joanne Johnston July 23, 2012 at 10:14 am - Reply

    Thank you, Elena. He was pretty funny when he wanted to be. He always enjoyed seeing you and your family.

  6. Joanne Johnston July 23, 2012 at 10:16 am - Reply

    Our dad made it to 95 largely because of the wonderful care you gave him and we will always be grateful to you for that and for your kindness to us these last weeks.
    Joanne and Arlene

  7. Joanne Johnston July 23, 2012 at 10:17 am - Reply

    Your friendship meant a lot to our dad and we will always appreciate your kindness to him and to us.

  8. Devin Slaven July 23, 2012 at 12:15 pm - Reply

    We are sorry to hear of your loss to your beautiful familiy. Please be assured of our continued prayers for Arthur and the entire family. May God bless and keep your father and all the family, always.
    Devin & Maria.

  9. Arlene Parish July 23, 2012 at 3:49 pm - Reply

    Thank you Devin & Maria.

  10. Debbie Gagnon July 23, 2012 at 7:25 pm - Reply

    You know you’re in our thoughts and prayers. Cherish all the wonderful times you had with him and know he is happy with your mom. Parents are very special. We love you.
    Art & Debbie

  11. Pattie Hoskins July 24, 2012 at 1:38 pm - Reply

    Dear Arlene and Family,

    I’m sorry to hear of the loss of your Father.
    The Irish have a saying, “that to live above with the saints we love, that’s the purest glory…”
    May the Lord dry your tears and give you peace.
    Time heals
    God Bless,

  12. Barbara J. Manos July 24, 2012 at 4:43 pm - Reply

    Dear Joanne and Arlene,

    I’m very sad to learn of your Dad’s passing. It was great to be friends with your mother, father and you girls when we all lived in NY. My family especially enjoyed Sunday evenings when we went to the Judice home for fellowship. Arthur always joked during our phone calls about a New Year’s Eve at your home when he and I did The Twist to the Chubby Checker song. I so enjoyed our phone calls and he always made me smile when he would joke about that dance. You ladies and your family as well as myself were blessed to have Arthur in our lives for all these years.

    My love and special thoughts go out to you.

    Barbara Manos.

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