Bro. Dr. George Stolarick

Brother Dr. George Alan Stolarick, 59, of Dallas, passed away Friday, March 16, 2012 at his residence. He was born in Wilkes-Barre, son of George Stolarick and the late Pauline Debold Stolarick. George was a graduate of Dallas High School and College Misericordia, and also The Pennsylvania College of Podiatric Medicine. George was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church; George M. Dallas Masonic Lodge #531 and Irem Temple Shriners. He had operated his Podiatry practice in Dallas for the past several years, and was dedicated to and loved his patients. He never batted an eye at doing a house call, and was known to spend extra time just chatting with his patients. George loved the outdoors, hunting, and animals. He taught his children to slow down and appreciate the breeze on a spring day, the beauty of the leaves in the fall, and never to say “I can’t wait for …,” because that day or event was coming fast enough. George was loving and kind, and loved family gatherings, as long as he was stationed at the grill. Along with his family, he will be missed terribly by his canine companions, Ali, Girlfriend, and most of all, Jessie. His dry wit, belly laugh, and yearly donning of the Santa hat will never be forgotten. George had a way of bringing people together, despite all differences, and knew that family was the most important gift that God gave us. He was a loving husband, a fantastic dad, a loyal brother, a devoted son, and a sincere friend to all he met. George was a master at music trivia, never missing a moment to blurt out, “OK, do you know who sang this?” He found a way to fit random movie quotes into almost any conversation to lighten any situation. He gave the best bear hugs and never forgot to say I love you. Surviving are his wife, Sharon Branco, Dallas, and children, son, Richard Branco, Charlotte, N.C.; daughter, Jennifer and her husband, Justin Freeden; grandson, Jonah Freeden.; brothers, Gary and his wife, Carol Stolarick, Dallas; Eric and his wife, Susan Stolarick, Franklin Township; Kent Stolarick, Dallas; sisters, Marie and her husband, William Frey, Shickshinny; Pauline and her husband, David Bump, Franklin Township; several nieces and nephews. George’s family would like to thank Dr. Rodriguez and Sharon Dzurenda for the compassionate care they provided. A funeral will be held Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at 11 a.m. from The Richard H. Disque Funeral Home Inc., 2940 Memorial Highway, Dallas, with the Rev. Charles H. Grube, pastor, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, officiating.