Judith Sims (nee Epstein), 85, was born Sept. 15, 1935, and died Jan. 5, 2021.

A graduate of The Ohio State University, she taught at Northwood Elementary and then then continued to teach Sunday School at Suburban Temple-Kol Ami for 37 years.

Judy enjoyed spending time with friends and family. Her favorite activities included the theater, water aerobics, playing mahjong, bridge and she always enjoyed a good book. She was very active and walked every day even in her later years.

Beloved wife of Alan for 61 years; devoted mother of Leslie (Joe) Schulman, Brian (Kim Goldhamer) Sims and Cathy (Bob) Rothschild; loving grandmother of Dana (Garrett) Kuczynski, Zack (Hannah Leeman) Schulman, Jake Rothschild, Rachel Rothschild and Kayla Rothschild; cherished great-grandmother of  Amelia Kuczynski; dear sister of Karen London and Arlene Knell (deceased); dearest sister-in-law of Leonard Knell and Roma Shapiro.

Private funeral services for family with burial at Mayfield Cemetery.

To view the funeral webcast, please visit Judith Sims’ webpage on

Due to COVID-19 restrictions the family requests no visitation at the home.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Sims family.

Arrangements under the direction of Berkowitz-Kumin-Bookatz Memorial Chapel, 216-932-7900.