Judith
Judith Ann (Greenwald) Scatoloni passed away peacefully with her family on September 10, 2019 in Manhattan Beach California. Judy was born September 10, 1939 in Kansas City Missouri, attended Ruskin High School and the University of Kansas, where she earned a BA in History. While at KU she met her husband Guido (Joe) Scatoloni. They both moved to Southern California after graduation, where they settled in Manhattan Beach and Judy began teaching high school. She taught World History and Psychology at Torrance High School for 30 Years. During this time she also earned her Masters Degree at Pepperdine University in School Administration. She resided in Manhattan Beach, California with her husband for 57 years where she raised two children. Judy was an avid reader and she loved to travel. After high school she worked in Yellowstone National Park and that experience was the beginning of her desire to see the world. Judy was able to share her experiences from her extensive travels in Asia, Canada, Cuba, Europe, Mexico, United States and her archeological digs. Judy was above all a remarkable educator who was able to introduce the gift of Art, history and traveling into an exciting cultural experience for all that knew her. She loved being a mother, grandmother, wife, teacher and friend. Judy was a caring person with a love to share her knowledge with anyone and everyone. Her passion for learning was an inspiration to all of us. She was a docent at the Palos Verdes Art Center for many years. Judy was also a member of St. Cross Episcopal Church in Hermosa Beach. She loved to tend to her English garden. Her beautiful smile never left her and she will be greatly missed. We were blessed to have had her in our lives. She is survived by her husband of 62 years Guido (Joe) Scatoloni; her children Sara Christina Scatoloni White, John Scatoloni; three grandchildren Theo White, Marco White and Sara Anabella White. She was preceded in death by her father, Robert C. Greenwald, her mother Lucille S Greenwald and her sister Sarah Jane Matthews. She was an advocate for finding a cure for Type 1 Diabetes and Education for children. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to American Diabetes Association https://www.diabetes.org/diabetes/type-1 or AAUW’s Tech Trek program for young women (STEM) Make a check out to: AAUW-CA SPF (Special Projects Fund), with TechTrek Beach Cities in the comments section. This can be sent to PO Box 1136, Manhattan Beach, CA 90267.

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  1. Chris, Joe and John: So sorry to hear about your mother. She was a great neighbor and will be sorely missed. I’m sorry we didn’t hear sooner and could have attended wake or memorial. Best wishes; our thoughts are with you all.

  2. Condolences to your family. I worked with Judy at Torrance High School from 1991-1998. She was a joy to work with and was always available to help newer teachers like myself. She was an intelligent, caring and wise resource for our social science department. I hope her 20 years of retirement were spent enjoying travel and her family.

  3. Judy was a great mentor to me at Torrance High School during my first years of teaching. Her smile was larger than life, and that was probably the first thing that attracted me to her. She offered me sage advice, a place to eat my lunch, lesson plans, instructions on how to work in a male-dominated History department, and she even gave me dating tips. (The person who you choose to give your heart to better make your toes curl!) When Judy retired, I had only had the pleasure of working with her for two years. But during this time she truly set me up in a career that I love. Not only did she help me with my day-to-day work life, but she helped me in my personal life. I met and married a person who passed the “toe curl” test. She somehow worked it out that I would move into her classroom after she retired. This room had her files with her lessons and many of her books and mementos from her travels. Today I work as a mentor to new teachers and I often find myself offering the advice that Judy offered to me many years ago. She was a beautiful person. I send my condolences to the family. She will be missed. I will continue to think of Judy as one of the biggest influences in my career.

  4. Holding your family close in my thoughts and prayers. Judy was a wonderful teacher and friend. I think I took every course she taught. Even after high school we had wonderful times going to ballet performances and foreign movies. Loved her ❤️

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