Judith Nielsen Sauer, 61, died on May 31, 2017, in Rochester.

Friends called from 2 to 5 p.m. June 4 at Harloff Funeral Home, 803 S. Washington Street, East Rochester. Judith’s funeral service will be held privately. In lieu of flowers, kindly consider donations to the Pancreatic Cancer Research Foundation.

Judy was born Aug. 25, 1955, the daughter of Chris and Carolyn Nielsen of Penn Yan. She attended Penn Yan Central School, graduating from Penn Yan Academy in 1973.

She attended the State University of New York at Geneseo and Alfred before completing her degree at Empire State College. Her career was in family planning services.
Judy was devoted to her family, and became the complete hockey mom, traveling thousands of miles to support her sons as they competed at a variety of levels in the sport.

Judith is survived by her husband of 31 years, William; two sons, William (Andrea) and Matthew (Rebecca); sisters, Barb (Carl) Simon and Jan (Ron) Bisch; and a niece, Kristin Simon.

In addition to her parents, Judy was predeceased by a sister, June Giamanco.