Judith Amanda Layzer

Born: Fri., Aug. 18, 1961
Died: Thu., May 28, 2015


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Layzer, Judith Amanda, of Somerville, MA.  Died on May 27, 2015 at 53 years of age, quietly at her home in Somerville, MA.  Dear daughter of David and Jean Layzer, much-loved sister of Carolyn, Nicholas and Jonathan Layzer and Emily Sherwood.  A faculty member of MIT’s Department of Urban Studies and Planning since 2003, Judy was a prolific writer, a passionate advocate for environmental causes and social justice, and a dedicated teacher. Interment will be private. A memorial ceremony will be held in the fall on a date to be announced.  Donations in her memory may be made to the Grub Street Writing Center (https://www.grubstreet.org).

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