Judith Ann Dalve

September 13, 1944 - February 25, 2020



Judith Ann Dalve

Judith A. ‘Judy’ Dalve, age 75 of Oak Grove, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at home.

Judy was devoted to her own children and grandchildren, but she also was dedicated to the well-being and success of every child she came across in her long career as an educator, coach, and honorary “second mom” to many.  In addition to working with children, Judy prepared taxes for hundreds of people each year.  Judy loved numbers–whether it was playing cards, teaching kids’ math, or counting money at the church.  Devoted to her St. Patrick’s family, she has been described as a cornerstone of the parish.  She taught her sons and daughters the importance of family through her commitment and joy in her own sisters and brothers, and their children–Pawlak and Dalve alike.  Down-to-earth and no-nonsense, Judy could be relied upon to “say it like it is.”  She could always find the good in everyone.  Judy will be remembered for her big heart, her kind spirit, and her quick wit, not to mention her ability to “kick your butt” at cards.

In addition to her parents, Joseph and Evina (Fleisher) Pawlak, Judy was preceded in death by her husband, Delbert; and brother, Floyd Pawlak.  She is survived by her children, Shelly (Jerry) Hartnett, Sharon (Tom) Stolsky, Joe (Tracey), Dee Dee (Kit) Swiecki, and Peter (Glenda); grandchildren, Katie, Jack, Will, Eleanor, Kimberly, Emerald, Ryan, Ian, Mackenzie, Brooke, Claire, Paige, Bryan, Mike, and PJ; brothers, Paul and Bob (Lea) Pawlak; sister, Jan (Issy) Schmiesing; also many nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.

Visitation 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 27 at Thurston-DeShaw Funeral Home, 13817 Jay Street NW, Andover.

Mass of Christian Burial

Friday, February 28, 2020 at 10:30 a.m.

Visitation starting at 9:30 a.m.

Rosary prayed at 9:30 a.m.

After Mass, interment in St. Patrick Cemetery.

Lunch will be served in the Social Hall following burial.


O Loving Father and Savior, send your angels to carry the soul of your servant from this earth to the heavenly place of eternal and everlasting life. Let family and friends who have passed before in faith be reunited in joy with the departed. Forgive any wrongs that have been committed and welcome this beloved spirit into the warm embrace of your unending peace. Amen.