Steven Joseph Florek
November 4, 1959 – November 4, 2018
Stephen Joseph Florek resident of North Richland Hills, TX, born and raised in Dedham, MA- 1959-2018.
Family and friends, it is with great sadness and with a very heavy heart, we inform you about the passing of my wonderful husband, Steven Joseph Florek on November 4, 2018, his 59th birthday. While we are shocked and filled with grief, we know that Steve would want us to celebrate his life with nothing but stories, laughter, and Patriots Football! As Steve always said, “Do your best and it will be okay!”.
Please keep our family and friends in your thoughts and prayers, as we go through the upcoming days and weeks, coping with his passing.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Edmund and Myrtle Florek. He survived by his loving wife, Debra Florek and his brother, David Florek.
In Lieu of flowers, please take a moment and pay it forward to someone you don’t know. The next person you meet, offer them a kind word, nice gesture or a good deed. Steve was such a Philanthropist, and he would want nothing more than to see the people he loved to follow in his footsteps.
Steven Joseph Florek
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November 10, 2018
We have so many fond memories of our times with Steve and you. The trip to Gastons on the White River, "Get a Job" and the pranks we pulled, and scavenger poker. Bowling on Sunday AM with bloody marys, mimosa's, and then on to Broncos or your place. The parties in your backyard where you and Steve entertained all of our kids. Courtney really loved Steve. He taught her how to play boche ball. Jeff also remembered how Steve taught him how to pick a lock. The cannon ball into the pool with Steve, Gary and I sending Bess and his floatie about 2ft. in the air. The times with Sedona singing at your place and at performances at Judge Roy Beans in Keller, and the White Elephant. I'm sure Steve is with Steve Bess and Lee Stacy planning something! We love you Debbie and our thoughts and prayers are with you.
November 8, 2018
My "kids" remember you guys always having a popsicle ready for them when we were in the neighborhood. When I told them of his passing, they remembered him as the popsicle man ;)
Patti Packer and girls
Meghan Gleason Miles
November 8, 2018
Many prayers for you Debra...I never had the chance to meet your hubby, but remember stories you shared as we sat outside work.
Your definitely in my thoughts and prayers.
Please please don’t hesitate for a minute to contact me if I can do anything. I be happy to house sit, pet sit, would say cook, but I’m not so good at that. 😜
Sweet girl 💗
David and Jo Ann Schmidhaulser
November 7, 2018
Steve came up to us the first night we lived in the house next to him. He introduced himself and that started many conversations sitting at that picnic bench different times during the day.
Steve and Debbie were from the east coast. We never had neighbors that understood our lingo, culture, and the way we were raised. We spent many times talking about the east coast. The irony is that they are Patriot and Red Sox fans, we are Giants, Redskins, Mets, and Yankee fans. We needled each other, but all in clean fun. It was refreshing to rattle off an expression, a word, or an activity or event that is more east coast and get a response of understanding. Sometimes we would complete each others sentence because of the east coast background.
We shared recipes, exchanged food, and stories. They were the only neighbors we gave the key to our house.
We moved away because our situation warrant the move. We did stay semi in touch. Unfortunately, life goes by fast and the visits were not as often as they should have been.
We did stop by a few times, but no one was home. We did miss them a lot and know we will never find someone like him and Debbie.
We are truly sorry that gone has taken him. I guess his work is done here. Say hello to my mom Steve. I hope you are at peace.