Judy DuVal

March 25, 1992

Judy DuVal, who once taught roller skating at the old Carlin's Park in Baltimore and later taught English and German in University of Maryland programs overseas, died Friday of cancer at a hospital in West Chester, Pa., where she had lived since January.

Services for Mrs. DuVal, who was 66, were being held today in the Post Chapel at Fort Myer, Va., adjacent to Arlington National Cemetery.

She was a resident of Germany before that and taught in overseas programs of both the University of Maryland and Temple University. She also taught in the City Colleges of Chicago and did free-lance writing for magazines.

Mrs. DuVal had been a Red Cross volunteer and was active in Protestant women's groups at Army bases where her husband was stationed.

The former Judy Zieler was born in Baltimore and was a 1944 graduate of Western High School.

She attended the College of William and Mary and Harvard University before graduating with honors from the University of Colorado, where she majored in English and literature. She also earned a master's degree in English and linguistics at Jacksonville State University in Alabama.

She and her husband, the Rev. John H. DuVal, also a Baltimore native, were professional roller skaters in the 1940s. They taught at Carlin's Park -- then near Park Circle -- and won the 1946 Maryland Dance Championship.

Mr. DuVal is a Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) minister who retired as an Army chaplain with the rank of colonel. In the late 1950s and early 1960s he was associate pastor of the First Christian Church in Hagerstown.

Mrs. DuVal enjoyed reading.

Besides her husband, her survivors include three daughters, Joy L. Allen of Scottsdale, Ariz., Judy Lynn Sweet of Woodbridge, Va., and Kimberly Anne Hedgpeth of Richmond, Va.; her mother, Ruby V. Johnson of Rossville; a sister, Virginia Adamski of Carney; and seven grandchildren.

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