Judith T. “Judy” Comotto, who headed the adult education program at Roland Park Country School, where she also organized a day care program, died last Thursday of stomach cancer at her Lutherville home. She was 71.
The former Judith Mary Troch, daughter of Thomas Troch, a Baltimore firefighter, and his wife, Maude Wheeley Troch, a garment worker, was born in Baltimore and raised in Highlandtown, Essex, Bowleys Quarters and Parkville.
She was 2 years old when her father died and was raised by her mother, who had to go to work in a garment factory making men’s suits, as well as by aunts and cousins, family members said.
She was a 1967 graduate of Kenwood High School and attended what is now CCBC Essex.
In 1967, Ms. Comotto began working as assistant to Alan P. Hoblitzell Jr., who later became chairman of the board of the old Maryland National Bank.