Joan Pawlikowski


Joan L. Pawlikowski, 91, of Delhi passed away June 23, 2022, peacefully at her home.

Joan was born Feb. 14, 1931 in Newark, N.J. She was predeceased by her parents, Julius and Lillian Andrus.

She married Stanley Pawlikowski II, in 1953. He predeceased her in July 1968. She was also predeceased by a sister, Dorothy Payne of Lexington, S.C., and a brother, Jules Andrus of Scotch Plains, N.J. in 2021.

Joan had six children with Stanley and raised them in Gillette, N.J.: Kathleen Beveridge (Charley), Stanley Pawlikowski III (Joan E.), Ken Pawlikowski (Maureen), predeceased daughter Linda Gallagher/Pawlikowski in 2014, John Pawlikowski (Kathryn) and Patricia Sprague (Brian). She had 10 grandchildren - a grandson Stanley Pawlikowski IV, predeceased in 2013 - and five great-grandchildren.

Joan and Stanley II had a small farm in Gillette, N.J. while raising their children with many different animals, from sheep to cows and horses and small animals - chickens, ducks and geese. After her husband’s passing, Joan, while raising her children, was a 4-H leader in a horse club for many years. She was also a secretary-treasurer for the Morris County Board of Agriculture, which she loved very much. She also volunteered for the Meyersville Presbyterian Church, acting as secretary and clerk of session for five years.

In 1977 she moved her family to Delhi where she bought a dairy farm and they worked it until 1983. She worked at SUNY Delhi for 11 years at the campus ministry and the United Professionals Union for 15 years. She was a member of The First Presbyterian Church of Delhi, serving as an elder and clerk of session for 15 years. Joan retired at age 70 from SUNY Delhi and as clerk at First Presbyterian Church.

Joan also had a love for gardening and writing, and she wrote an autobiography of her life in 2001, for which she had four cherry trees logged on her property to help pay for the printing of her book.

There will be no calling hours. Burial will be at the Somerset Hills Cemetery in New Jersey with the immediate family.

A memorial service will be held at The First Presbyterian Church in Delhi at a later date.

Contributions can be made in Joan L. Pawlikowski`s name to the memorial fund at The First Presbyterian Church, 4 Clinton Street, Delhi, NY 13753 or The Heart of The Catskills Humane Society, PO Box 88, Delhi, NY 13753.

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