Judith W. Hauswirth

November 2, 1943 ~ June 1, 2023 (age 79) 79 Years Old


Judith "Judy" Hauswirth, a loving mother, grandmother, and accomplished regulatory toxicologist, passed away peacefully in Ellicott City, MD, on June 1, 2023. Born on November 2, 1943, in Sacramento, CA, to Mary Margaret Smilanick and Andrew Charles Wittkop, Judy grew up surrounded by love and support, which she would continue to provide to her own family throughout her life.

Judy's intelligence and passion for learning led her to pursue a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of California, Davis, followed by a Ph.D. from Oregon State University. Her dedication to her field culminated in a post-doctoral thesis at Yale University. As a regulatory toxicologist, Judy was admired for her intellect, work ethic, and compassion. Her colleagues respected her, and her contributions to the field left a lasting impact on the lives of many.

Judy's personal life was filled with love and devotion to her family. She was married to William Walter Hauswirth, with whom she had two children, Cory Elizabeth Lauer and Matthew Aaron Hauswirth. After their divorce, Judy later married Thomas Jay Smith, who sadly predeceased her. Together, they had two daughters, Andrea Smith Campbell and Rachel SungHee Smith. Judy was also a proud grandmother to seven grandsons, who brought immense joy to her life.

Family was at the heart of everything Judy did. She was a selfless mother and grandmother, always putting the needs of her loved ones before her own. Her love and support were unwavering, providing a sense of comfort and stability to all those who knew her. Judy was also a loving sister to Richard Wittkop and the late Gregory Wittkop, maintaining close relationships with her siblings throughout her life.

Judy's interests were as diverse as her talents. She was an avid horseback rider, a passion she shared with her children and grandchildren, creating lasting memories on family rides. Her love for the outdoors extended to gardening, where her green thumb transformed any space into a beautiful and thriving oasis. Judy's fondness for animals, particularly dogs, was evident in the way she cared for her beloved pets and the joy they brought her.

The ocean held a special place in Judy's heart, as she found solace and rejuvenation in its vast beauty. She often spent time walking along the shore, collecting seashells, and simply enjoying the serenity of the waves. Judy also had a keen mind for puzzles, both literal and figurative. She enjoyed the challenge of solving a difficult crossword or piecing together a complex jigsaw puzzle, often with her family gathered around her.

In Judy's memory, her family and friends will remember her as a loving, intelligent, and selfless woman who made a lasting impact on the lives she touched. Her legacy will live on through the memories of those who loved her, as well as through her contributions to the field of regulatory toxicology. Though Judy's physical presence may no longer be with us, her spirit and the love she shared will remain in the hearts of her family, friends, and colleagues forever.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that remembrances be made in the form of contributions to Maryland Boxer Rescue:


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June 6, 2023

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Harry H. Witzke's Family Funeral Home
4112 Old Columbia Pike
Ellicott City, MD 21043

Memorial Service
June 6, 2023

11:00 AM
Harry H. Witzke's Family Funeral Home
4112 Old Columbia Pike
Ellicott City, MD 21043


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