May 20, 1944 – August 20, 2016

Judy PierJudy Pier, hardworking, fun, funny, compassionate, loving, was a beloved colleague and friend in the ARMA Chicago Chapter, and dedicated to the field of Records and Information Management. Judy was President of the Chicago Chapter in 2000-2001. She was one of our most energetic Presidents, leading the Chapter in winning the coveted Chapter of the Year award from ARMA International at Montreal in 2001, and ushering in a period of growth for the chapter
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Born May 20, 1944 to Pearl and Edward Kowalczyk on the South Side of Chicago, Judy worked hard to attain a better life for her family after the death of her father at an early age. Judy earned her BA in English and teaching degree at UIC, the University of Illinois in Chicago, and taught in Chicago Public Schools for 7 years, staying in contact with some of her students for the rest of her life.

Judy was a synchronized swimmer in college. She played softball, and met her husband on the playing field – Wayne Pier, her coach. Wayne and Judy were married 41 years.

Moving on from teaching, Judy tried her hand at sales and due to her hard work and dedication became sales person of the year — twice. Starting their own business in 1998, Judy and Wayne successfully ran Windy City Records Management Services until 2016. Judy’s success in all these things while battling major health issues is a reflection of her strength and courage.

Active in the Church and community, active in business buying and rehabbing properties on the North side, Judy worked tirelessly improving the Chicago neighborhoods she lived in; volunteering her time in community organizations, the alderman’s office and Church to improve their neighborhood for all residents.

Judy and Wayne were often seen at chapter events and at ARMA International Conferences, enjoying educational and networking events with their friends. She bought lovely flower arrangement for the tables at ARMA Chicago dinners. Judy was charming, friendly, smart, and genuinely kindhearted. She will be missed by all who knew her, by her family and friends, and her professional colleagues who learned from her and enjoyed her company.

Friends and associates of Judy Pier are encouraged to contact The Foundation to add information to this record .Any contributions made to the memorial fund are greatly appreciated.

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