Judy J. Hawaj

Judy J. Hawaj

Olean, NY     Judy J. Hawaj, of 212 N. 6th St. passed away Friday (March 8, 2019) at the Olean General Hospital.

Born January 8, 1949 in Gowanda she was the daughter of Dean A. and Irene Arnold Smith.  In 1969 in Gowanda she married Waldemar S. Hawaj, Sr. who survives.

Judy resided in Gowanda for many years and was a graduate of Gowanda Central School.  As a young lady she spent much time around horses as her father was a trainer at Batavia Downs.  She was always a fan of country music, enjoyed her pug dogs over the years, and she and her husband liked to attend the Hamburg Fair each year as well as nearby carnivals.

She is survived by her husband of 50 years; 1 son Wally (Jolene) Hawaj, Jr. of Salamanca; 1 daughter Nancy (Kevin) Easton of Elkin, NC; 5 grandchildren Avery, Kristen, Troy, Lance and Viktoria; 2 great-grandchildren Brayson and Archie, Jr.; 3 brothers Bill (Pat) Smith of Oakfield, Jerry (Jackie) Smith of Olean and Ralph Smith of Auburndale, FL; several nieces and nephews and a close family friend Alan Gore.

She was predeceased by a son James S. Hawaj on August 30, 2015.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday (March 12, 2019) from 2-3pm at the Casey, Halwig & Hartle Funeral Home, 3128 W. State Rd. Olean.  A funeral service will begin at 3pm in the funeral home.  Burial will be alongside her son in St. Bonaventure Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice and online condolences may be expressed at oleanfuneralhome.com.