Tokos, Judith

Judith E. Tokos, 74, of Binghamton, left this world behind on July 3rd after a courageous battle with cancer. Judi was born in Rochester on December 3, 1943. She is predeceased by her loving husband of 41 years, Charles Tokos; parents, George and Audrey Mura; and brother, Michael Mura.  She is survived by her brother, Tom Mura and family; sister, Anne Mura; nephew, Mark Mura and family; and niece, Kim Mura.  Although her list of family is short, her list of close friends is not and include: Karen Avedisian, Jeff Bianconi and family, Jo Childs, CelestaGartell, Kim Hahne, Bonnie Hauber, Eileen Osvold, Kristin and Rick Stefano; as well as her constant companion of the last four years, Ron Jerauld.

Judi graduated from SUNY Cortland with her bachelor’s Degree and in 1966 started working in the Union Endicott School District as a physical education teacher. Judi was a pioneer in Title 9 rights in her position as track and field coach at U.E. In respect to achieving equality for women in athletics, it was a trying time.  As president of the field hockey association, Judi was instrumental in bringing girls sports out of the shadows in Section Four.  She also advocated for equal pay rights in sports officiating.Judi retired as a guidance counselor from U.E. in 1999.Judi thoroughly enjoyed retirement and spent much time reading, gardening, canoeing, traveling, and generally celebrating life with her friends and Ron and his family.

Judi will be laid to rest next to Charlie in Maple Grove Cemetery, Port Crane, where a private service will be held.

In lieu of flowers, donations could be made in Judi’s name to the Leukemia Foundation or Mom’s House in Johnson City.

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