OBITUARY

Florian J. Stolarski

April 19, 1929January 25, 2019

Florian Stolarski, 89, was born on April 19, 1929 in Chappell Hill, Texas and died on Friday, January 25, 2019. He was a Houston area entrepreneur and business man for nearly 70 years most notably in the grocery, dance hall, ready-mix concrete, and charitable bingo industries. He founded Florian’s Finer Foods and Dance Town USA. He was a parishioner of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church and a Knight of Columbus.

He is preceded in death by his wife Agnes Kmiec Stolarski, son David Stolarski, parents Tom and Theresa Stolarski, brother Tommie Stolarski, and sister Dorothy Cegelski.

He is survived by: daughter and son-in-law, Charlotte and Richard Wisnoski, sons and daughter-in-laws, Robert and Karen Stolarski, Joel and Percilla Stolarski, and Michael and Cheryl Stolarski. Grandchildren: Kyle and Paislea Stolarski, Valerie and Frank Altamuro, Vanessa Wisnoski, Kevin Stolarski, and Jennifer and David Romano. Great-grandchildren: Everett Stolarski and Paris, David, and Shaila Romano. Sister and brother-in-law: Cathy and Billy Polasek. Florian had many nieces, nephews, sister-in-laws, friends, and neighbors.

Florian’s family will receive visitors on Tuesday January 29 from 5:00 – 8:00 pm at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church 3600 Brinkman Houston, TX 77018. The Rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday January 30 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church. Rite of Committal will follow in Forest Park Westheimer Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that memorial contributions be made to St. Rose of Lima Faith In Action Capital Campaign for a new educational building at: stroselima.org/faith-in-action/make-a-gift

Our dear father and grandpa will be greatly missed, but we are comforted knowing that he is at peace and is going home to the Father in Heaven.

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, January 29, 2019
  • Rosary Service Tuesday, January 29, 2019
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, January 30, 2019
  • Committal Service Wednesday, January 30, 2019
REMEMBERING

Florian J. Stolarski

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Paula Abernathy Marlatt

January 30, 2019

I worked for Florian’s on Airline when I was in high school. My parents shopped there, used the courtesy booth, and because I was not old enough to check out beer, I would key in the price and the customer would hit the sale key! It was a great store and I remember Mr. Florian would walk through with that cigar! Many good memories! My prayers are with you at this time!

Rita Battenfield

January 29, 2019

Mr Florian was kind enough to hire me I was 13 at the time. Worked in his store through my high school years. He was a kind and generous man. And definitely love is cigars. Prayer for the family!

Kathy & Jim Blackburn

January 29, 2019

May God be your comfort in sorrow and your hope and strength in the coming days. Out thoughts and prayers are with the family and everyone that loved this man.

David Searcy

January 29, 2019

Sad to hear of the Mr Stolarski's passing. Peace for the family. Some of my best memories were at Dance Town. David would take my money for the cover charge and I'd see Mr Florian a little later walking around with his ever present cigar. He brought a lot of good music acts to entertain us. He was a great entrepreneur without doubt. Rest in Peace.

Gwen Moreland Bell

January 29, 2019

My deepest sympathy to Mr. Stolarski’s family and friends. He was always so warm and welcoming when I would stop by to visit him back in the days of Dance Town. His generous heart left a lasting impression. Rest In Peace!

Karen Stolarski

January 28, 2019

What can I say about this incredible man My father in law he truly loved his family he had a head for business and a heart of gold he was truly larger than life in every thing he did
Dad you will truly truly be missed you are now with the love of your life so I know you are truly in heaven tell mom we miss her and she would be so proud of her family
Love you

Nancy King

January 28, 2019

I grew up going to Florian’s Grocery, and when old enough, went to Dance Town USA, where I met my husband of 35 years. I also went to high school with Charlotte. Great memories. My condolences to the Stolarski family on the loss of a wonderful man.

David Pawlowski

January 28, 2019

Florian was a north side legend, a kind man who would help anyone in need. he always had a joke or funny story for me ! he loved his family and his cigars! Flo worked everyday till he became ill. he was a mentor and dear friend.
He will truly be missed by all ! I am blessed to have known him since i was a kid. our thoughts and prayers to Flo's family, he was a great man ! God Bless You Flo .

Deborah Kenjura Hargett

January 28, 2019

My heart goes out to you in this very difficult time. Please accept my condolences and know that I will be praying for each and everyone of you. God Bless!

Wayne Lowry

January 27, 2019

I’m so sorry to here of the passing of Mr. Stolarski. May God bless him and the family.