Dolores Fay Stachowski, known as Del to her many friends and family, left this life peacefully on April 5, 2017 at the age of 82 years, at St. Anthony’s Medical Center, surrounded by her loving family. Del was born on October 22, 1934, to Mathias and Goldie Foltz. She was preceded in death by her husband, Stanley J. Stachowski.
At the age of 21, she joined the United States Air Force. While traveling on a bus, she met the love of her life, Stanley. After a very short courtship, they were married on March 16, 1957 and were married 44 years at the time of his passing. To this union, they were blessed with five children.
Del will be greatly missed by her surviving family: daughter, Margie (Michael) Gacioch; daughter, Debbie (Steve) Pierce; son, Mike Stachowski; daughter, Judy (Steve) Swafford; son, Tom (Vicki) Stachowski; grandchildren, Adam (Mary) Gacioch, Brian (Ana) Stachowski, Joe Gacioch, Nathan Stachowski, Andy Swafford, Samantha Swafford, Chelsea Stachowski, Abby Pierce, Luke Stachowski, and Veronica Stachowski; and Great-Grandchildren, Max Stachowski, Jane Gacioch, and Percy Stachowski; brothers, Raymond (Pat) Foltz and Bobby Foltz, along with a host of nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
Del was a member of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church and a veteran of the United States Air Force. She will be remembered for her kindness, quick wit, for being an avid sports fan (especially basketball), and for being a frequent visitor to the casinos. But, above all else, she will always be remembered for the love, pride and support that she had for her family.
Services:Memorial Mass will be at St. Bernadette Catholic Church on April 17, 2017, at 10:00am, with visitation preceding Mass at 9am. Interment will be at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery at 11:30am.