One of the giants of American and international psychiatry, Judd Marmor, was an exemplar of the model of psychiatrist as listener, observer, and integrator. Judd, a past president of APA, passed away last December at the age of 93. He was an extraordinary educator, a reflective leader in meetings, and far-ranging commentator on myriad subjects, as well as being charismatic and well informed. Although steeped in psychoanalytic theory and practice, he always remained an independent thinker. Judd appreciated that much of our work is based on hypotheses that must be continuously explored, weighed, and evaluated in the context of the reality of our patients. His ever-hovering attention in his listening to patients permitted him to differentiate observation and fact from theoretical dogma. This led, for example, to his being a key figure in depathologizing homosexuality. His views did not derive from reading brain scans or gene studies, although he certainly would not turn away from scientific findings in his pursuit of comprehensive understanding. Instead, his insight and determination came from listening to patients and striving to understand their psychic reality. I sincerely hope that tomorrow’s psychiatrists will continue to emulate Judd’s sensitive approach.