HERMITAGE, Pennsylvania (MyValleyTributes) – Judith Ann Bator, 74, of Hermitage, passed away Friday morning, September 29, 2023, in her home, following a courageous seven-year battle with cancer.

Ms. Bator was born September 13, 1949, in Sharon, a daughter of the late Paul Andrew and Ann Eleanor (Vozar) Bator.

A lifelong area resident, she graduated from Farrell High School in 1967 and remained active in the Farrell Alumni Association.

Judy worked in banking for more than 50 years. She spent the majority of her career working as a proof operator and data entry clerk for McDowell National Bank, Sharon and later worked for First National Bank, Hermitage, in the mortgage department.

Judy was a member of the Church of Notre Dame, Hermitage and formerly a longtime member of St. Ann’s Church, Farrell. She was also a member of the First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association.

An avid reader, Judy also enjoyed crafting and traveling, especially with dear friends.  

She is survived by a brother, Gerald Bator (Diane) of West Middlesex; a nephew, Marc Bator (Abby); a niece, Michelle Piccirilli (Chris); two great-nieces; two great-nephews; a cousin, Frances Chervinko and dear lifelong friends, Anita Primavera (Gary), Frani Foust and Donna DeBonis.

The family would like to thank Judy’s caregivers, neighbors, friends, co-workers, nurses of the UPMC Oncology Dept., Dr. Spielvogel and Gentiva Hospice, for their exceptional care, kindness and friendship.

Judy will be remembered for her endless kindness, generosity and ability to put others’ needs before her own.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the Church of Notre Dame, 2325 Highland Road, Hermitage, PA 16148.

Visitation will be held from 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 Noon, Saturday, October 7, 2023, in the Church of Notre Dame, 2325 Highland Road, Hermitage. Mass of Christian Burial will be held immediately following at 12:00 Noon, in the church, with Reverend Richard Allen, as celebrant.

Interment will be in St. Ann Cemetery, Hermitage.

Arrangements handled by J. Bradley McGonigle Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 1090 East State Street, Sharon. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.McGonigleFuneralHomeandCrematory.com.

A television tribute will air Tuesday, October 3 at the following approximate times: 5:17 a.m. on WKBN, 8:39 a.m. on FOX, 5:21 p.m. on WYTV and 6:35 p.m. on MyYTV. Video will be posted here the day of airing.