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Judith Gheldof Savela, American librarian. Certified secondary teacher, Michigan, Library., Michigan. Grantee LSCA marketing, 1992, Allied Signal Target for parenting programs, 1995.


Savela, Judith Gheldof was born on June 27, 1942 in Ferndale, Michigan, United States. Daughter of Ernest Joseph and Dorothy Margaret (Smith) Gheldof.


Bachelor, Marygrove College, 1964. Medical Science Liaison Society, Wayne State University, 1981.


Teacher English, journalism, Warren (Michigan) Woods Schools, 1964-1968;teacher English, journalism, Utica Community Schools, Sterling Heights, Michigan, 1968-1969;columnist, Advisor Newspaper, Utica, Michigan, 1974-1979;library, programs coordinator, Sterling Heights Public Library., since 1978.


  • Certified secondary teacher, Michigan, Library., Michigan.


  • Other Work

    • Editor: Michigan Municipalities, 1989. Editor, publisher: St. Lawrence parish 125th Anniversary History, 1991. Developer computer, video training program Shelvers of Lost Books, 1987.

      Editor library newsletters, 1980-1995.


Teacher/mentor Evart Middle School, since 1997, Elementary School Diocese of Venice, Arcadia, Florida, 2001—2005. Secretary treasurer Golden Eye Valley Homeowners Association, 1997—2007. Building coordinator St. Ephrem Catechism Program, Sterling Heights, 1973—1974.

President St. Lawrence School Board, Utica, Michigan, 1977. Conductor Bible studies St. Philip Neri Church, Reed City, since 2003, teacher faith formation classes, 2005—2007, minister word, since 1997. Usher with North Port Performing Arts Center, Florida.

Fellow Newspaper Fund. Member Michigan Library. Association (Loleta D. Fyan award 1990), Wayne State University Library.

Science Alumni Association, Marygrove College Alumnae Association, Libraries Using Computers (board directors, treasurer 1986-1992).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: reading, computer graphics, theatre, classical music, knitting.


Married Alan Walter, April 24, 1965. Children: Scott Alan, Shannon Mary.

Ernest Joseph Gheldof

Dorothy Margaret (Smith) Gheldof

Alan Walter

Scott Alan Savela

Shannon Mary Savela