Judith A. Benware


Judith Anne Benware 76, passed away on Friday, October 15, 2021. She was born in Ballston Spa, NY on March 26, 1945 to Harold and Alberta Cook. Judy was a bus driver for Ballston Spa Schools for over 35 years. She enjoyed crocheting, traveling, and visiting the ocean. Her greatest joy was her grandchildren and she treasured the time she spent with them.

Judy is survived by her sons Andrew and Aaron; son in law Scott; grandchildren Phillip, Gabriel, Alexa and Lorenzo; and her sister Joan Slagle. She was predeceased by her son Steven.

A private family service will be held and she will be laid to rest in the Ballston Spa Cemetery. Memorial contributions in memory of Judy may be made to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Capital Region, 139 S. Lake Avenue, Albany, NY 12208.

Guest Book

Stan D

Judy was my high school bus driver. She was a great person and had many laughs together. I fondly remember sending a request to PYX-106 (Mason & Sheehan) to do their morning wake-up call to Judy. Rest in peace Judy.

Martina Belanger

Rest peacefully Judy. My condolences to your family.

Ann Meehan

I worked with Judy for 28 years. Her boys and grandchildren were her life. She loved to tell stories about them.
I’m sorry for your loss. RIP Judy.

George Morris

I am saddened to learn of Judy's death. We were in the same youth group/Sunday School/Church at the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church on South Street. She and her family meant a great deal to me. Her sister Joan was someone I always looked up to! The Cook family's influence on my life has meant a lot. Rest in God's peace, Judy!! I pray for you, her family that God's love and the remembrances of Judy will bring healing.

Beverly Clark and Kimberly Clark

We are very saddened to hear of Mrs Benware's passing. Our deepest condolences to the entire family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time.

Jan Carter

I am deeply sadden hearing of Judy's passing. We knew each other many years but didn't spend enough time socializing thru the years. We always said "one day" my thoughts are with her family.. and one day Judy we will meet again.

Deanna Whitney

My condolences to your family. I’m so sorry for your loss.

Philip & Arthur

Our condolences to our dear friends Andrew and Scott, and sympathies to Judith's loved ones. May she rest in peace.

Melissa R Jones

I have so many memories of Judy, she loved her sons with her whole heart and soul, she was a proud mom. Her grandchildren were everything to her, loved to hear her talk about them. My heart is broken for all who loved her. My condolences Andrew and Aaron.

Jackie Bentley

I am so sorry for your loss. Your mom was a wonderful person. I worked with her as a bus driver for 33 years. I had your brother Steven on the bus when he went to St. Mary’s. My daughter Tracey was a good friend of Stevens and loved your mom. She loved her sons and I did get to see her a few years ago with her granddaughter. She was proud of her son’s and grandchildren. I will pray for you all. I am sure your mom is now with Steven. May she Rest In Peace. God Bless her.

The Fogelman Family

We are so sorry for the loss of Judy. Condolences to everyone. May her memory always be a blessing

- Ilene, Gary & Mackenzie

Alden Gaudreau

I give my condolences to the family. I am sure she will be sorely missed.

The Reynolds Family

We are so very sorry for the families loss. Judy was a beautiful soul and will be missed by many. Our hearts and thoughts are with you in this trying time. Much love from our family to yours.

Richard Mabb

Judy was a kind hearted person I seen her in church on Sunday, she talk about her time driving School Bus, the children, her friends. RIP Judy your with the Lord now. He will guide you to your new home. To the family sorry for your loss.