Judith Chick, a local corporate communications executive who began her career in Buffalo television, has died after a five year battle with lung cancer. She was 72.

In 1977, Mrs. Chick joined WKBW, Channel 7 as an assignment editor and producer. After two years, she moved to WGR-TV (now WGRZ) where she was a morning news anchor. Mrs. Chick also produced the station’s noon newscast.

Mrs. Chick left television in 1984 and became a corporate communications executive with several local companies. According to an obituary in the Buffalo News, Mrs. Chick was a key figure in advocating for the Ellicott Creek Flood Control Project. She also actively volunteered for many local community agencies.

Mrs. Chick is survived by her husband, Dr. Robert Chick, and three children and three grandchildren.

A service will be held Wednesday, July 1, 11am, at Temple Beth Zion, 805 Delaware Avenue in Buffalo.

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