Judith  Poole
Judith  Poole

Obituary of Judith Poole

Judith Karen Poole


Judy was born at Doctor’s Hospital in Manhattan, New York on October 11, 1950 and passed away peacefully in Santa Barbara on March 8th, 2024. Judy was predeceased by her parents, Naomi Fine and Charles Poole, and her brother Jonathan Poole.  She is survived by her nephews Neal and Bobby Poole.  After growing up first in New York City and then moving to Scarsdale for Quaker Ridge Elementary School and then Scarsdale High School, Judy pursued her college education at Cornell University studying in government and history, graduating Phi Beta Kappa Summa Cum Laude. She took time off from her college studies to work in Washington, D.C. with Senator Charles Goodell as a legislative assistant.  One of the most important initiatives she worked on was to free political prisoners including the Berrigan brothers during the Viet Nam anti-war protests. She also worked for Senator Sam Ervin who was the chair of the subcommittee on constitutional rights. Judy wrote her honor’s thesis on Privacy and Surveillance covering databanks, dossiers and wiretapping. After college her first job was with the ACLU national office.  Originally intending to go to law school, she instead formed her own company, Poole Associates, which was an executive search company hiring people for managements positions in the tech world which morphed into exclusively placing CEO’s.


She moved the company to Palo Alto, California on her 40th birthday in 1990.


Judy has many lifelong friends she would like to thank for their care and concern, particularly: Carman Moore, Peter Yarrow, Norman Silverman, Judi Weisbart, Laurie Livingston, Rabbi Arthur Gross Schaeffer, Peggy Fulton, Lois Kaplan, Kate Carter


In lieu of flowers, donations in Judy’s name may be made to the American Technion Society or the ADL

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