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Judith Carole Bandura

May 24, 1942 ~ July 18, 2023

Judith Carole Bandura, 81, of Vero Beach, Florida, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her adoring family on July 18, 2023, after a brief illness.
Judy was born on May 24, 1942 to Kathryn (Hillwig) and Joseph John in Butler, PA.
Judy and Wally, her husband of 46 years, called Vero Beach their home since 1978, when they packed up their kids, moving from Pennsylvania to Florida, where they bought and operated a local food distribution business for 30 years.
Judy’s professional career included owning several businesses and later working as a retail sales manager. When she finally retired, Judy enjoyed spending time with her husband, traveling and playing golf. She was a member of St. John of the Cross
Catholic Church. Judy’s greatest joy was being with her children, grandchildren, and holding her great-grandchildren. She loved to watch sports (Pittsburgh teams),
was an amazing cook, seamstress, and baker. She enjoyed taking walks outdoors, swimming, reading, and volunteering

time at Glendale and Citrus Elementary schools.
Judy is survived by her husband, Wally, 6 children, Mike (Lisa) Dancisin, Shelly (Buddy) Potter, Katie (Juan) Bello, Rene’ (Kevin) Koppelman, James (Liz)
Bandura, and Jackie (James) Ripple. She was abundantly blessed and greatly loved by her 20 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren, her cherished younger sister, Terri (David) Profitt of Vero Beach, and 7 nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her parents and younger brother, David R. John, of Butler, PA.
Judy was a beautiful person, inside and out, and made the people around her feel welcomed, special and loved. She will be greatly missed.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. John of the Cross Legacy of Faith Building Fund or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.


Rene Koppelman

July 21, 2023, 4:11 pm

The family invites you to a mass at St. John of the Cross Catholic
Church, 7550 26 th St., Vero Beach, FL 32966, Wednesday, July 26, at
11:00 am. There will be a reception for guests immediately following at
the St. John of the Cross Parish Hall.

Bonnie and Chuck

July 21, 2023, 4:38 pm

Very sorry to hear of your mother’s passing.. what a lovely pic you sent us.. we are in Tennessee and won’t be able to attend will be thinking of u and the family… sending hugs and prayers..

John & Karen Neu

July 21, 2023, 4:39 pm

We are so sad to hear of the loss of your Mother/wife/sister sweet Judy. Also, we pray for you to have the strength during these difficult days. We hope the beautiful and special memories of your mother bring you comfort and peace. Please accept our condolences.

Terry and Ed

July 21, 2023, 4:54 pm

Renee we are so saddened by the passing of your mom. We only knew her for a short time but she was always kind and beautiful. Sorry for your loss.

Mary Krokrich

July 21, 2023, 5:55 pm

I am so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. Judy was a beautiful classy lady. My prayers for all those who knew and loved her. May God hold her in His loving arms and grant her everlasting peace.

John and Darlene

July 21, 2023, 6:39 pm

We are saddened by the passing of your beautiful Mom. Prayers for all the family and friends. Judy had a great way of making you feel loved. Her smile lit up a room. Wally and family was everything to her.
May she rest in peace.
God be with you all.

Linda Teske

July 21, 2023, 6:50 pm

Renee Prayers and condolences to you and the family. I have lost a very dear friend. So many great memories and times.

Louise lane

July 21, 2023, 9:49 pm

Renee my prayers go to you & your family. I have lost one special friend.

Louise lane

July 21, 2023, 9:55 pm

Renee, my prayers are with you & your family. I have lost one special friend.

Kim Lennon

July 22, 2023, 12:38 pm

Your mom was so beautiful inside & out and lived a wonderful blessed life. You’ll treasure her memory for all your days here on earth and look forward to seeing her again one day in heaven. Our deepest sympathies to you and the family. Prayers for comfort and peace at this difficult time.
Bill & Kim Lennon

Shelia Hillwig

July 22, 2023, 1:48 pm

We loved Judy and I loved having conversations with her. I know that she was a very important part of your family. She truly was a beautiful person. God Bless each of you.

Kim Lennon

July 22, 2023, 5:13 pm

Your mom was so beautiful inside & out and lived a wonderful blessed life. You’ll treasure her memory for all your days here on earth and look forward to seeing her again one day in heaven. Our deepest sympathies to you and the family. Prayers for comfort and peace at this difficult time.
Bill & Kim Lennon

Eugene Simon

July 22, 2023, 5:58 pm

I was very saddened when I heard the news about Judy from my sister I remembered Good times up at ant Agnes farm when everybody was there laughing it was a different world God bless you Judy rest in peace you made the world a better place

Thomas Hillwig

July 22, 2023, 6:13 pm

So sorry to hear of Judy’s passing! Although I hadn’t seen my cousin for many years, we communicated via social media in recent years. I have very fond memories of her in our younger years in PA. She will be missed❤️

Lorie Hillwig Schwickrath

July 22, 2023, 7:52 pm

Cousin Judy was the sweetest. I havent seen her in years since we have always been many miles apart but i thought of her often. She always had such a beautiful smile. I know she had a special place in her uncle Sonny’s heart. She will be missed by many. May she rest in peace.

Elizabeth Wetherell

July 23, 2023, 12:20 pm

So sorry to hear about Judy’s passing. A beautiful lady inside and out! My thoughts and prayers with the family!❤

David John

July 23, 2023, 3:36 pm

We are deeply saddened by the lost of Judy from the family. She was always a very bright star in our universe and will be missed. Our hearts go out to her family. With Love, Dave and Sally John

Anne & Donnie Strickland family

July 23, 2023, 10:43 pm

Grandma Judy will be missed and forever in my heart for being the wonderful person she was to all who knew her !
We Love you !

Melanie Moore

July 24, 2023, 5:23 pm

Rene – I am so sorry to hear of your mothers passing. Praying for you and the family.


Greg Campbell

July 24, 2023, 9:30 pm

I was saddened to read that Judy left to watch us from the stars. She shined so bright among us you couldn’t help but be drawn to her. It’s been so many years since I’ve seen everyone, except running into Jackie at places, but that time of my life that myself and Inez were with you left an indelible print on my heart and soul. All of us will always remember her smile, love, and laughter that we were blessed to be a part of. My heart goes out to all of you.

Brenda Durwin

July 25, 2023, 10:00 pm

So sorry for your family’s loss Rene. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Janet Olsson

July 26, 2023, 9:40 pm

Renee- remembering her beautiful smile and disposition as a volunteer at Glendale! So sorry for you and the family. My sincere sympathy- sending love and prayers.

Jodie Halin

July 27, 2023, 11:51 am

My deepest sympathy to all the family. You are all in my prayers at this difficult time. I have so many great memories of Aunt Judy. She was a truly beautiful and amazing person. Hugs and prayers to all of you. She will be remembered always.

With much Love, Jodie

Elizabeth True

August 1, 2023, 3:31 pm

So sorry to hear of Judy’s passing. She was a lovely lady in all respects and will be missed.
Blessings and much love to her family.

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