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Philip Leighton Judy

May 27, 1966 — February 15, 2024

Philip Leighton Judy, 57, of Columbus, Ohio passed away peacefully on February 15, 2024, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Phil was born on May 27, 1966, to parents Nancy and David, in Columbus, Ohio. Phil was a 1984 graduate of Beechcroft High School. After graduation, he attended the Ohio State University and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Theater. While at OSU, Phil was proud to be a third-generation member of the Chi Phi Fraternity, where he later served on the Chi Phi board. After pursuing a career in acting in Chicago for a few years, Phil returned to Columbus where he attended Capital University Law School and received his law degree in 1997. He remained a lawyer for the rest of his life.

Phil's biggest passion was any activity involving his kids. He particularly loved coaching their softball, baseball, football, and basketball teams when they were young. He coached and watched them play countless games and musical events with tremendous pride and enthusiasm.  At church, Phil also found great joy in singing with the praise team, directing the children’s choir, and assisting with the church Christmas pageant. Phil loved all things sports, playing, watching, attending, listening, and talking about sports.   He loved his Buckeyes the most. Phil also cherished having his two cats, Oscar and Lola, by his side.

Phil was preceded in death by his mother Nancy Westervelt, and his father David Judy. He leaves behind his daughter Olivia Judy, son Jackson Judy, sister Melissa (Shawn) Fletcher, Nephew Luke Smith, Lora Baeumel, brothers in friendship, Chuck Alitzer and John Mathew, and countless friends from school, work, and church.

Funeral services will be held at Liberty Presbyterian Church in Delaware, Ohio on February 27, 2024, at 4 PM. A reception will immediately follow the service at Liberty. Family will be available an hour prior to the service for calling from friends.  In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you send donations to Liberty Presbyterian Church at

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