Judy Torgus

Illinois United States
(b. 1940 - d. 2014)

Judy Torgus, retired LLL Leader, passed away on July 3, 2014. Wife of the late William Torgus, she is survived by three sons, one daughter, and seven grandchildren. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, please donate to your favorite charity.

Judy was a wonderful friend to those in the LLL community and caring colleague to all who knew her. She joined La Leche League in 1959 around the time when her first child was born. As an LLL volunteer, she began by answering letters from mothers who had breastfeeding questions. Soon, she became an LLL Leader. She honed her writing and editing skills before becoming employed at the LLLI Office. During her 30 years as a staff member, she edited dozens of LLLI publications, including The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding, The Breastfeeding Answer Book, Leaven, and New Beginnings. Marian Tompson, LLL co-Founder, commented, "Many of the books published by LLLI came about because of Judy's determination to get needed information into the hands of breastfeeding mothers."

In 2007, she retired as the Publications Director. In 2011, Judy joined the LLL Alumnae Association Council as a Member-at-Large and Continuum consultant. Her goal was to continue a lifetime of service to La Leche League. She reflected, "We can all be proud of the work we did together over the years and the hundreds of thousands of babies who were breastfed because of our dedication and love."