Judith Farr Lampman
Watkins Glen, NY – Judith Farr Lampman passed away this last Saturday, June 3, 2023, at her home in Watkins Glen, surrounded by friends and family. As many already know, Judy was in a fight with MDS, a form a bone marrow and blood cancer. Although there is no cure for MDS, Judy managed to settle things on her terms, and for those that know her, this is not a surprise.
She is survived by her two sons, Dexter Siglin (wife Nicole Siglin, and grandchildren Dexter, Ava and Ronan) and Joshua Lampman (wife Valerie Lampman).
Judy was the very definition of a free spirited and independent woman of the world, whose artistic talents and sense of adventure empowered her to chase dreams that most people would shy away from. Having an amazing singing voice, she performed vocals in one of the most popular regional rock bands for years called (of course), Seneca. Not one to settle for anything, Judy also put herself through school, graduating from Elmira College with a Bachelor of Arts degree.
She quickly put that to use by co-anchoring on-air weekend news at NBC affiliate WETM, which she did for many years. During this time Judy fell in love with Terry Lampman, whom she would eventually marry and move with to Reston, Virginia, where they started a whole new adventure.
Her life with Terry took her from Northern Virginia to Tallahassee, Florida, to the cities and wilds of Australia where they made their home for many years, then to the shining city of Hong Kong where they called home until returning to Northern Virginia many years and thousands of miles later.
The call of Seneca Lake was always on both Judy and Terry’s minds so they soon secured land where they would eventually build their dream home with majestic views of the water they always dreamed about. They so enjoyed being back in upstate NY, they purchased a small hotel in Watkins, and renamed it to the Seneca Clipper Inn, which Judy took the lead in running day to day while Terry focused on his technology career.
When her love Terry left us in 2011, although broken hearted, Judy did not fold or fade away. She stayed active in her community, bought a new home, renovated a rental house, became a landlord, traveled back to Australia, visited Spain and Italy, as well as driving to Boston and New Jersey to see her sons frequently.
Most of all in these later years, she was supported and loved by a fierce group of friends and family in the Watkins area, whom she often spoke of and was eternally grateful to have in her life. To say Judy will be missed does not come close to the truth of it…to her friends, family, and the hundreds she touched over the years, a part of us is missing that can never be replaced. But we will do what she would want us to do…carry on with curiosity and adventure in our hearts.
Her family is planning a celebratory event this summer in Watkins befitting the extraordinary life of this renaissance woman. In lieu of cards and flowers, please see her Dana Farber memorial page and donate to one of the best organizations on the planet: https://bit.ly/4627uZN