Judith A. Emig, Hatboro, September 13, 2023 – The Hatboro community is grieving the loss of Judith A. Emig, a dedicated public servant who served as the tax collector for the borough for an astounding 35 years before retiring in 2019. On August 30, the day after her birthday, Judy passed away at the age of 75, leaving behind a legacy of service and commitment that will be remembered with deep sadness.
The Borough of Hatboro expressed their heartfelt condolences on Facebook, stating, “The Borough of Hatboro lost a friend, a wonderful woman who cared deeply about Hatboro, and a dedicated public servant.” Judy was a beloved figure in the community, and her impact extended far beyond her role as a tax collector.
In Hatboro, “everyone knew Judy,” as the borough fondly recalled. She touched the lives of countless individuals, whether they interacted with her to pay their taxes, participate in sports, attend Brigantine, have Coach Emig work with their children, or engage in local politics. For 35 years, she served as the adored tax collector, earning the affection and respect of the community.
The borough acknowledged the need to support Judy’s family during this difficult time, emphasizing her love for her family, her community, and her career. They extended their gratitude to Judy for her unwavering dedication to Hatboro, saying, “Judy, thank you for everything you did for Hatboro. Peace be with you.”
Judy Emig was not only a tax collector but also served as the treasurer of the Pennsylvania State Tax Collectors Association, further exemplifying her commitment to her community.
Born on August 29, 1948, to the late Norman and Martha Rosewarne in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Judy married George “Skip” Emig on January 29, 1966. Together, they shared a life filled with love, adventure, and volunteer work. She was a devoted mother to her two children and a loving wife. Swimming was a passion they both cherished, and she spent many moments by the pool deck with her late spouse. She recently celebrated her 75th birthday at Brigantine, New Jersey, where she, her husband, and her children had created cherished memories.
Judy is survived by her children Leanne Emig and her late husband Jeffrey Morgan, son George “Kip” C. Emig III and his wife Julie Ann, and her cherished grandchildren Grace, Luke, and Shelby, as well as her brother Norman Rosewarne.
For those who wish to pay tribute to Judy’s memory, donations are welcome to the Hatboro Horsham Aquatic Association C/O Ben Wilson, Treasurer, at 307 Cottage Ave, Horsham, PA 19044. Additionally, individuals can visit the Sympathy Store to purchase trees to be planted in her memory, commemorating her lasting legacy.