It is with deep and profound sorrow that we announce the sudden and tragic passing of Judith (Resnick) Stone, long time resident of Lynbrook, NY most recently of Monroe, NY, on January 5, 2021.
She is survived by her beloved husband and childhood sweetheart of more than 62 years, Richard, her son Eric and daughter-in-law Naomi, her son Scott and daughter-in-law Deana, her cat DJ and a large circle of extended family and friends. She is remembered by all as always smiling and for her genuine and infectious laugh.
With her husband Richard, they owned and operated Dry Cleaning Plus, a leader in dry cleaning industry consulting and business matchmaking on the East Coast since 1989. She served as a leading industry consultant for more than 20 years and developed a unique assessment tool that determined the value of a dry cleaning business. Judith wrote a number of articles for various industry publications. Prior to that she was co-owner with her husband of Superior Valet Dry Cleaners of Lynbrook, NY where she developed a custom delivery service for an elite clientele. She was General Manager for nine years of Island Cleaners in Williston Park, NY. A specialist in wedding gown restoration, she founded a wedding gown rental business, Island Bridal Gown Rentals in Hicksville, NY. Judith was beloved throughout the Dry Cleaning industry all over the country. She also served as President of the Top of the Harbour Co-op board in Oyster Bay, NY and Secretary of the residential board of Windridge III Condominium in Monroe, NY.
Judith worked tirelessly for the good of humankind, always seeing and seeking the best in everyone and everything. In ways large and small, she continually tried to better every situation she encountered with endless goodwill and concern. Judy was a dedicated volunteer to the numerous charities that were dear to her heart.
She was a devoted mother, ever available to listen and genuinely interested in her sons’ well being. These traits carried over into all her personal relationships and friendships, especially with her extended family across the country. She was much loved by all, but most of all by her husband and sons.
She will be dearly missed! A celebration of life will be planned for later in the year.
Cards and stories of remembrance are welcome to be sent to 421 Heritage Lane, Monroe, NY 10950.
If you wish to honor Judith’s memory with an act of charity, we ask that you make a donation to your preferred local food pantry or animal shelter. Plans are underway to create a scholarship for the dry cleaning industry in Judith’s name to ensure her legacy of good works continues.