William J. Stolfi

March 22, 1948April 3, 2021

William J. Stolfi, age 73, of Flushing, New York passed away on Saturday, April 3, 2021. William was born March 22, 1948.

Beloved husband of Marianne Stolfi. Loving father of Michael (Laura) Stolfi, Mark Stolfi and Lauren (Christopher) Ribeiro. Cherished grandfather of Sarah, Samantha, Olivia and Braeden.

The family of Bill will be receiving visitors at the Frederick Funeral Home, 192-15 Northern Blvd., Flushing, New York 11358 on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 from 3:00pm to 7:00pm.

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Leslie Dumas

April 8, 2021

Sincere condolences and prayers for Bill and family on his unexpected passing. He was an enormous friend in our lives. Marge and Les Dumas

ira Rosenkrantz

April 7, 2021

I was so sorry to hear about the loss of Bill. He was a very caring individual , and when he found out that I was interested in becoming an A.P. , he told me that he was going for interviews also , and we shared materials and ideas. His support and encouragement helped me in becoming an A.P. He was very thoughtful and gave me a pen and pencil set which I kept on my desk at Clinton High School. My deepest sympathies go out to your family.
Ira Rosenkrantz

Catherine Angelopoulos

April 7, 2021

Bill was my first AP at Francis Lewis High School but on the first day of my new position as a special educator Bill became more than a boss- he was a dear friend, a true mentor and a loving educator of "our kids". He taught me how to look through our students eyes and hearts and he loved them dearly!
As our AP, Bill always gather us together at holiday celebrations and we even enjoyed luncheons at his home. Bill never forgot a birthday or a special occasion- what love!
My heart is saddened as you leave us but I know heaven has opened its arms to a special soul- no more pain Bill! God Speed!
Love you!

Jim & Linda Garcia

April 7, 2021

We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Bill.

Sometimes the right words cannot be found, just know that we're thinking of you and that we are here for you always.

Our condolences to you, your children and grandchildren.

Love and sorrow, Jim & Linda and the Garcia family

Brother Dominic Quigley

April 7, 2021

"The souls of the just are in the hands of God"
with prayers and sympathy,
Brother Dominic

Sheryl Mitzner

April 6, 2021

I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Bill Stolfi. I had the privilege of working with him in the English Department at John F. Kennedy . I loved his big smile and warm heart. He was always pleasant and caring. He made a big difference in the life and future of many of his students. May his memory be a blessing. My condolences to his family.
Sheryl Mitzner

Maria Cleary

April 6, 2021

Bill was truly a prince of a man. His kindness and compassion were unparalleled as evidenced by all who remember him so well. We met in our college years and he never stopped being a cherished part of my life. The world will be less with his passing. Godspeed old and dear friend.

Cynthia Melendez

April 6, 2021

On my journey from John F. Kennedy High-School in the Bronx, New York to where I am today was inspired by this amazing soul, human being, my teacher, advisor, my mentor, dearest friend and biggest supporter William Stolfi .
You will forever live on in so many of our hearts especially mine.
My condolences to the Stolfi Family.

Sally Doulton

April 6, 2021

I am very sorry to hear about Bill’s passing. He was a compassionate and brilliant educator who inspired people to be the best version of themselves. He gave me my first job as a special education teacher at John F. Kennedy High School in the Bronx. I will never forget how he accompanied the students and faculty members during our trips to Virginia and Hershey Park. I am blessed that he was my first boss because he provided direction, encouragement, and a sense of humor during my first few years of teaching. God bless you, Bill. Enjoy your journey to the Son/sun. Until we meet again... Sally Miglio-Doulton

Dennis Seuling

April 6, 2021

I was terribly sad to hear of the passing of Bill, a colleague for many years at John F. Kennedy High School. I especially remember early mornings in the book room as Bill, the two Kathys, Tony, Laurie and I chatted about school, family, and simply enjoyed each other's company. He influenced many young people during his career in education. Bill will be missed. My condolences to his family.