ForeverMissed

This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Stephen "Steve" Vincent  Florkewicz 87 years old, born on April 18, 1931 and passed away on June 28, 2018. We will remember him forever.

MEMORIAL SERVICE

Saturday July, 7th 2018, 1:30 p.m.

St. Mary's Chapel at Leisure Park

1400 Route 70, Lakewood, NJ 08701


In lieu of flowers, Steve asked that donations be made in his memory to the ASPCA.


ARRANGEMENTS ENTRUSTED TO:

DiCostanzo family owned, Lakewood Funeral Home


Posted by Jamie Lenis Shattuck on July 7, 2018
What a wonderful, one-of-a-kind man. Mr. Florkewicz and his family were our neighbors for more than 20 years; more importantly, they became our dear friends.
I’ll always remember his gentle manner, his easy smile, his kindness.
He was, perhaps, the original MacGyver: he could find a solution to anything, fix, create, problem solve.
He worked happily on his yard, his pool, in his garage, and every year at Christmas strung lights perfectly on the tallest tree in the neighborhood, which sat on the Florkewiczes’ front lawn.
How he loved his family and his pets.
It is a privilege to have known him. He will be missed, and always remembered with love.
Posted by Carol Osborne on July 2, 2018
Steve was a wonderful man who would stop by the church office (Christ Church) frequently during the week, but always on a Monday to get the new wording for the church sign out front. That was his job ... to change the weekly wording, and he took that very seriously. And Dixie would always be with him and she knew just where I kept the dog treats! May he rest in peace and may light perpetual shine upon him.
Posted by Melissa Boudrie on July 2, 2018
Stephen and Carol graced us with their happy presence at Heartfields and I adored them as did all of our staff and residents.  They were just the cutest couple here, always sweetly chatting with people and making friends.  Stephen always had a kind word for everyone, a smile, a laugh and truly looked at the positives in life. He was an amazingly loving husband - taking such good care of Carol each day and by her side every minute.  He is fondly remembered here.
Posted by David Wink on July 1, 2018
You lived your life with dignity, high standards, and impeccable morals. Your commitment and devotion should be an inspiration for all. You will be greatly missed.
Rest in peace.

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Posted by Jamie Lenis Shattuck on July 7, 2018
What a wonderful, one-of-a-kind man. Mr. Florkewicz and his family were our neighbors for more than 20 years; more importantly, they became our dear friends.
I’ll always remember his gentle manner, his easy smile, his kindness.
He was, perhaps, the original MacGyver: he could find a solution to anything, fix, create, problem solve.
He worked happily on his yard, his pool, in his garage, and every year at Christmas strung lights perfectly on the tallest tree in the neighborhood, which sat on the Florkewiczes’ front lawn.
How he loved his family and his pets.
It is a privilege to have known him. He will be missed, and always remembered with love.
Posted by Carol Osborne on July 2, 2018
Steve was a wonderful man who would stop by the church office (Christ Church) frequently during the week, but always on a Monday to get the new wording for the church sign out front. That was his job ... to change the weekly wording, and he took that very seriously. And Dixie would always be with him and she knew just where I kept the dog treats! May he rest in peace and may light perpetual shine upon him.
Posted by Melissa Boudrie on July 2, 2018
Stephen and Carol graced us with their happy presence at Heartfields and I adored them as did all of our staff and residents.  They were just the cutest couple here, always sweetly chatting with people and making friends.  Stephen always had a kind word for everyone, a smile, a laugh and truly looked at the positives in life. He was an amazingly loving husband - taking such good care of Carol each day and by her side every minute.  He is fondly remembered here.
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Stephen "Steve" Vincent Florkewicz

Steve Florkewicz, 87, passed away on June 28, 2018.  He was born on April 18, 1931 in Jersey City, NJ to Stephen Florkewicz, Sr. and Eugenia Florkewicz, both deceased. He graduated from Lyndhurst High School, Lyndhurst NJ, in 1949, and received a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology in 1953. After graduation, Steve began working at Wright Aeronautical Corporation in Woodridge, NJ. In 1958, Steve accepted a position with the Department of Defense as a Mechanical Engineer. Steve's career with the DoD spanned some 36 years, until he finally retired as a Quality Compliance Engineer in 1994.

On October 20, 1956, Steve literally married the “girl next door”, his childhood sweetheart, Carol. For the next 32 years they lived, and raised a family in West Caldwell, N.J. Shortly after retirement, they decided to relocate to the town of Saint Michaels, MD in 1997. They remained constant companions and soul-mates throughout their 61-year marriage.

Steve was a member of the N.A.R.F.E., and served on the St. Michaels Historic Commission for nine years. He was Vice President of the Men's Club at Christ Church in St. Michaels, Docent Guild member at Christ Church, and served on the Talbot County Planning Citizens Advisory Group.
In addition to his wife, Carol Ann Florkewicz, he is survived by his sister, Jeanette Christopher, his daughter, Lynette Wink, his son, Paul Florkewicz, and his granddaughter, Colby Hannah Florkewicz. His brother, Vincent Florkewicz, and two daughters, Christine and Marie Florkewicz, predeceased him.
A simple memorial service, followed by a reception, is planned for Saturday June 7th at 1:30 pm, to be held at the St. Mary's chapel at Leisure Park, 1400 Route 70 Lakewood, NJ 08701. In lieu of flowers or gifts, Steve had asked that donations be made to the ASPCA
Steve was a wonderful, intelligent man with a sagacious humor, who greeted everyone as a friend. He enjoyed boating and traveling up and down the Eastern seaboard with his family in their RV, but is likely best remembered for his long walks with his beloved dog Andy, and later with his faithful canine companion Dixie, as they visited many of the shops in town to offer their daily greetings. A committed, devoted, faithful and very loving husband, father, and grandfather, he will be greatly missed.
The DiCOSTANZO family owned, LAKEWOOD FUNERAL HOME, Howell is in charge of all arrangements. For further information and directions please visit www.funeralhomenj.com.
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