Florian F. "Tup" Wlodarek, 98, of Dunkirk, died Wednesday (Oct. 3, 2012), at the Absolut at Westfield.
He was born January 7, 1914, in Dunkirk, son of the late Anthony and Frances Wlodarek.
A U.S. Army veteran of WWII, Florian served in Central Europe, Northern France and Rhineland and received the European- African-Middle Eastern Medal.
He retired from the former Allegheny Ludlum Steel Plant in Dunkirk, as an inspector.
A past 1st ward councilman for the city of Dunkirk, he also served as a past councilman-at-large.
His memberships included Blessed Mary Angela Parish Church of St. Hyacinth, life member and past president of the Moniuszko Club, life member of the 1st Ward Falcon Club, life member of Daniel Anson Hose Co. #3, Past Commander and present Vice-Commander of the Charles Tinley DAV Post #142.
Tup enjoyed his walks and playing cards, including Pinochle, at the 1st Ward Falcon Club. He enjoyed his walks and was an avid sports fan who liked watching the Buffalo Bills.
Surviving are his children, Robert (Merry) Wlodarek of Boling Brook, Ill., and Thomas (Patricia) Wlodarek, Jacqueline Wlodarek and Joseph Wlodarek, all of Dunkirk; 2 grandsons, 1 granddaughter, a great-grandson along with several nieces and nephews also survive.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Blanche (Miga) Wlodarek who died August 29, 2001; several brothers; and a sister, Mary Bitka.
Relatives and friends are welcome to call at the R. Mackowiak Funeral Home Inc., 56 East Doughty Street in Dunkirk today from 4-7 p.m. Funeral services will be held Saturday morning at 9:30 in Blessed Mary Angela Parish Church of St. Hyacinth. Interment will be in St. Hyacinth's Cemetery.