Judith Brauman Heyman
HEYMAN: Judith Brauman Heyman, May 25, 1940 – April 13, 2023. Raised in Pittsburgh to second-generation Americans Freda and Milton Brauman, she grew up in a home filled with love. Jude is survived by her brother John (and wife Sharon and their daughter Kate), her son Will (and wife Pegan and their sons Grayson and Ry), her daughter Elizabeth (and husband Andy and their son Nate), cousins, nieces, nephews and numerous lifelong friends. She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Art “Heart” Heyman (1929-2013). Instant love and friendship held them together for a half century of adventures. She received undergraduate and master’s degrees from the University of Pittsburgh; a second master’s from George Washington University; National Endowment for the Humanities grants to study William Faulkner at Ole Miss and comparative Shakespeare and kabuki theater in Japan; and years of foreign language classes. A gifted and dedicated educator, she taught countless students in both public and private schools, with most of her career spent in the Montgomery County public high schools. Although a formidable presence in the classroom, her students often considered her their best and most influential teacher. A consummate planner, Jude organized family travel to global destinations across five continents. Jude had a startling intellect, an exceptional wit, an unquenchable curiosity, a generous spirit (except for fools), and a ready laugh. A steady, firm presence, she anchored her immediate family and served as surrogate parent and mentor for many others. Jude passionately enjoyed traveling, eating good food, entertaining, reading and the arts. She would like to extend her heartfelt thanks to the entire British royal family for decades of entertainment. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to WETA, the National Parks Conservation Association, or to a charity of your choice.
Against her express wishes, we will celebrate her at the home of her daughter on May 6, 2023, from 2 to 4 p.m. PJC