Ron Folvarcik – Eternal Glory
The Lord called Ron home Jan. 6, 2016 after a three year battle with complications from multiple myeloma. He was born Jan. 1, 1943. He is survived by his dedicated, loving wife of 46 years, Bonnie; sister and brother-in-law, Teresa and Chuck Long; son and daughter-in-law, John and Kerry Folvarcik and their children, Annabelle, April, Nicholas, and Ava; and his daughter and son-in-law, Lynn and Tony Young and their sons, Justin and Stephen.
After having left Tonawanda, NY in 1976 he spent the remainder of his life in Valrico, where he was an active member of Nativity Catholic Church as a Eucharistic Minister. His Christian life excelled and was enriched through membership in the People of Praise Covenant Christian Community. Ron loved God first, his wife second, and – most of all – family. A lifelong fitness and sports addict he also pursued camping, traveling, an occasional good drink and overall good times. “Ron never met a stranger who wasn’t family.” He would literally give you the shirt off of his back, his last morsel of food, and all of the money in his wallet if you were in need. He lived the beatitudes.
He daily prayed and interceded for those he met and faithfully included them on his prayer list. A visitation will be at Stowers Funeral Home Jan. 10 from 5-7, and a funeral mass Jan. 11 at 12:30 at Nativity Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Ron’s name be made to: People of Praise Mission Fund, 107 S. Greenlawn Ave., South Bend, IN 46617
Stowers Funeral Home 401 West Brandon Blvd Brandon, FL 335115001 (813) 689-1211
Published in the Tampa Bay Times on Jan. 9, 2016