Judith A. Macurda

Judith A. Macurda

January 12, 1942 - May 22, 2010

Judith A. Macurda

January 12, 1942 - May 22, 2010


Dr. Judith A. Haythorne Macurda passed away in Dana Point, CA on May 22, 2010 at the age of 68. Born in Columbus, OH and raised in Glendale, CA, she graduated from USC and went on to earn her medical degree at UCI in 1969.

After working in private pediatric practice and as an outpatient physician at CHOC, she obtained a Masters in Public Health from the University of Hawaii in 1981. She served as Clinical Director of the Waimanalo Clinic on Oahu, HI, later acted as Chief, School Health Services for the State of Hawaii; and ultimately became Hawaii’s State Epidemiologist. Several years later after returning to California, she worked as a hospice Medical Director.

Throughout her life, she had an avid passion for fiber arts. She taught knitting and quilting at Saddleback College and won many awards for her artistic projects. She will be missed by all who knew her.

She is survived by her husband of 46 years, two daughters and five grandchildren.

A vigil service will be held at 7 p.m. on June 2nd at O’Connor Mortuary, Laguna Hills and a memorial service will be held at noon on June 3rd at St. Catherine of Siena, Laguna Beach. Burial will be at Ascension Cemetery at 10 a.m. on June 4th.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Judy’s memory can be made to the American Cancer Society.

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5 responses to Judith A. Macurda

  1. I am so glad I had the honor to know Dr. Macurda. She was a wonderful friend. Betty

  2. Our loving thoughts go out to you with deepest
    sympathy. May all your joyous times with Judy now be recalled abundantly, bringing peace and comfort to your hearts at this time of great sorrow.

  3. Ginger Askew says:

    It is so hard to say farewell to such an amazing friend. But, knowing Judy, she is drinking tea and quilting or knitting with a view of the ocean.
    My thoughts and prayers go out to you, her family. She loved you very much and was so proud of all of you. Ginger Askew

  4. Ken Wilson says:

    My thoughts and prayers go up and out for you as you journey in this time of deep loss. May the peace of Christ guard your hearts.

  5. Sherry Geyer says:

    My love and prayers are with you all. I worked with Judy at Vitas and then she joined us at Hospice Touch. Such a beautiful woman, wonderful physician and so supportive to all of us. So many fond memories and many fun-filled times. We were amazed that we shared the exact day, date, and year of our wedding snniversary, Judy is the brightest angel in Heaven and I will never forget her. Lovingly, Sherry Geyer

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