Judith D. Gorton

Judith D. Gorton, 74, a caring and loving wife, mother, grandmother, and sister, of 43 Chamberlain Avenue, Bradford, passed away Sunday, February 2, 2020, at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, surrounded by her family. 

Born January 11, 1946 in Bradford, she was a daughter of the late C. Howard and Mary Ann (Crandall) Johnson. She was a 1963 graduate of Bradford High School.

On May 29, 1965 in the East End Presbyterian Church, she married Jay Gorton who survives. 

Judy was employed at Prudential, Dr. Addis Medical Office, the Visiting Nurses Association and retired as Medical Staff Secretary at Bradford Regional Medical Center retiring in 2011.

She was a former member of the East End Presbyterian Church, where she also taught Sunday School.

Judy loved to spend time at the family camp, going to concerts, garage sales, and gardening, her greatest joy came from being with her family. She was a survivor of cancer battling it four times. Dennis her son, is happy knowing his wife Cindy and Judy are together again in heaven.

Surviving in addition to her husband Jay of 54 years, are two sons, Dennis (the late Cindy) Gorton, of DuBoistown, and Jeffrey (Kathy Eddy) Gorton, of Watsontown, five grandchildren, Anthony Gorton, Hailey Gorton, Orin Gorton, Ethan Gorton, and Gavin Gorton, one brother, Jack (Loretta) Johnson, of Shinglehouse, two nieces Nanette Miller, and Natalie Dietze, one nephew Jack Johnson, and many cousins.
 
She was preceded in death by her parents, and one brother, Carl Howard Johnson Jr.

Family will receive friends on Sunday February 9, 2020 from 2 to 4 pm & 6-8 pm in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc. 33 South Ave., where funeral and committal services will be held Monday at Noon with Rev. Rob Klouw, Co-pastor of the First Presbyterian Church officiating.

Memorials contributions if desired, may be made to the American Cancer Society, or a charity of the donor's choice. 
 
Funeral arraignments are under the direction of Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc. 

Online condolences may be expressed at www.hollenbeckcahill.com

 

HOLLENBECK-CAHILL Funeral Home

33 South Avenue • Bradford, PA 16701

All Condolences -

Jay, Denny and Jeff, so sorry about Judy passing. she will be missed by so many. Our Prayers are with you. Jean and Ed Jr.
— Jean English

Jay Denny and Jeff. So sorry to hear about Judy passing. she was such a caring and gentle person. she will be missed by so many. our Prayers are with you at this time. Jean and Ed Jr.
— Jean english

To family of Judy. So sorry for your loss. She will be missed greatly. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you. May God bless.
— Larry Fox Suzie

Jay and the family, Judy was a dear friend, a friend for life. I was especially fortunate to be in touch during these last years. I was witness to her courage, fortitude, grace and optimism. Always dealing steadily with the present, she would focus on the next family occasion, the thoughtful things she did for others, and events that would bring joy. Anytime we came to Bradford, her doormat said "Welcome" no matter what was going on in her life. We will dearly miss her and send our prayers and deepest condolences to your wonderful family.
— Jags and Karen Cuthbertson Iyengar

I am sorry to hear of your loss. Judith was always so very nice every time that I would see her. My condolences to her family
— Brian Vecellio

My heart goes out to my cousin Jay for the loss of a beautiful person inside and out. She loved life and her family was the most important thing in her world. She always had a happy smile. I have great memories of all the times I went back home and went to their home. You 3 men had a wonderful loving wife and mother that made sure that you came first. I’ll be with you in thought as you go through this weekend. Love you cuz, Kaye
— Kaye Meyers

Jay, Denny, Jeff: My heart aches for your loss of this wonderful woman who graced all of our lives and gave everything to being the most nurturing, kind, caring, and loving individual to grace this earth. She was so special and I am blessed to have so many memories of my dear, beautiful friend. You are all in my prayers.
— Judy Wells

Judy was a longtime friend so caring had so many great times with Jay and their boys Rip dear friend
— Ernestine woods

I just learned of Judy’s passing and I am sincerely sorry. I would be there to show my respects if I wasn’t 700 miles away. Judy and I spent a number of years together in a variety of settings and I recall her as being an extremely competent and kind person. She was consistently humble, helpful and empathetic toward the people we saw in the office. She always promoted an optimistic smile. She was even keeled and brought a calmness over those with whom she interacted. Her commitment to her husband and family was unwavering. In patience and goodness of heart, she could not be surpassed. Few people were more respected and loved. John Addis
— John Addis

Judy’s gentle manner and sweet disposition will be remembered by so many who loved her. By grace, she is reunited with my niece, Cindy...two of the most beautiful angels God created. My love to Jay, Denny, Jeff and families.
— Faith Hughes

Jay and family. I am sorry to see Judy has Judy has passed. Although we left Bradford 40 years or so ago she watched Stacie and Brian when we did live there. She was so good to them. We will keep you all in our prayers. Barb Snively
— Barb Snively

So sorry to see this. Judy was an awesome person.
— Debbie Anthony

Jay and family - so sorry of Judys passing - you are all in our thoughts and prayers - Ceil and Nick
— Ceceil Magoon

Jay, Denny, Jeff and family, you are in my thoughts and prayers. I’m so sorry for your loss. Praying God grants you peace. Love Leslie
— Leslie Paige

Jay and family, I am so sorry to learn of Judy''s passing. So sad to lose another member of the class of ''63. She was such a nice person.
— Suzanne Dittman

Sorry to hear about Judy''s passing. You are in our prayers.
— Jim and Kathy Kelley

Jay I am so sad to learn of Judys passing but she is finally at peace with no more pain and suffering. Wow another Class of 63 member is gone. God bless you all during this sad time. Fondly Judy Keenan
— JUDY KEENAN

Condolences

  • Jay, Denny and Jeff, so sorry about Judy passing. she will be missed by so many. Our Prayers are with you. Jean and Ed Jr.

    — Jean English
  • Jay Denny and Jeff. So sorry to hear about Judy passing. she was such a caring and gentle person. she will be missed by so many. our Prayers are with you at this time. Jean and Ed Jr.

    — Jean english
  • To family of Judy. So sorry for your loss. She will be missed greatly. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you. May God bless.

    — Larry Fox Suzie
  • Jay and the family, Judy was a dear friend, a friend for life. I was especially fortunate to be in touch during these last years. I was witness to her courage, fortitude, grace and optimism. Always dealing steadily with the present, she would focus on the next family occasion, the thoughtful things she did for others, and events that would bring joy. Anytime we came to Bradford, her doormat said "Welcome" no matter what was going on in her life. We will dearly miss her and send our prayers and deepest condolences to your wonderful family.

    — Jags and Karen Cuthbertson Iyengar
  • I am sorry to hear of your loss. Judith was always so very nice every time that I would see her. My condolences to her family

    — Brian Vecellio