Dolores Fay Stachowski

Dolores Fay Stachowski

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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.


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  1. Evelyn Cochran says:

    My condolences to the family, I’m so sorry for your loss. Prayers for comfort at this difficult time.

  2. Beth and Mike Stava says:

    Tom and Vicki,
    Our hearts grieve for your great loss. May your memories of her make you smile in these sad days.

  3. Bill kropp says:

    So sorry for this loss. My prayers and thoughts are with the family and all those who cared about this wonderful lady.

  4. Dotti Austin and Carly says:

    Debbie, Steve and Abby, words can’t remove your sorrow but know we are holding you in prayer as you remember and celebrate the life of your Mom! Prayers for strength, comfort and a peace that passes understanding.

  5. Carolyn Ketter says:

    Deb, I will keep you and your family in my prayers.

  6. Kathy McKinney stockglausner says:

    So sorry for your loss, Judy. Prayers for you and your family. Sounds like she lived a great life.

  7. Janet Suiter Wade says:

    Hugs and condolences to the Stachowski Family! Her memory will live on through each one of you.

  8. Patricia Foltz says:

    To my great sister in Law a friend but
    Also a great traveling companion
    Love you

  9. Barbara J. Raczynski says:

    Dear Family ~ not by blood but by love ~

    I am so grateful to have been part of the family that Dolores married into and our friendship that developed more over the past several years spending time visiting Cousin Cathy at St. Anthony’s and Bethesda. Our attending Mass at St. Anthony of Padua and our dinners at Cusanelli’s, Fergie’s and River City and a little time spent feeding the slots … for me … winning for Dolores ~ especially “Dollie” the last couple of visits.

    Dolores had just recounted to me the story of how Stasiu had swept her off her feet. Could have literally happened due to Stach’s height!

    I will miss you my friend and will keep the memories in my heart. Margie, Debbie, Judy, Mike and Tommy and all family know my heart is breaking for your loss. God grant you peace!

    Love, have a blessed day,
    Barbara relation by marriage and friend by choice,
    “Do what matters to God!”
    Thanks to Tanya AT&T Service Representative who added:
    … and God will take care of the rest

  10. Janis Crawford says:

    Debbie, Margie, Judy, Mike and Tom,

    So sorry for your loss. I have memories of being at your house when I was in grade school making cupcakes with Debbie.

    Your Mom took everything in stride. She was a sweet lady.

    Hoping your memories will lessen your sadness.

    Janis M. Crawford(Garst)
    314 609 4990