On December 25, 2009, we lost our dear Justin in a tragic accident while he was performing routine work duties.
was born in Longview on April 30, 1984 to James and Susan Florek, where
he was raised with his younger brother David. Justin graduated from
Mark Morris High School in 2003. He met the love of his life Amber and
married her on May 21, 2004. Justin and Amber spent the last five and a
half years living their lives to the fullest which included spending
time with their family and friends, whitewater rafting, snowboarding,
camping, traveling and in the door to door preaching work. One of
Justin's favorite things to do was troubleshooting engine problems with
his dad and/or grandpa (Bub). He also loved to eat brownies and play
Phase 10 with his mom, Nanny and Davey.
Justin was known for his
sense of humor and love of life. He made everyone around him laugh,
even if it meant performing a courageous karaoke song or a daring dance
move. While he was known for being such a fun person, he did not let
that get in the way of his responsibilities. Justin was very dependable
and did everything he could to help out his family, friends, and his
wife whom he adored. Anybody that looked at the Florek couple couldn't
help but be infected by their love for each other; two people, best
friends, such a good match.
Justin was baptized on October 19, 1996
as one of Jehovah's Witnesses. One of his greatest loves was sharing
the Bible with others and teaching them about the hope for the future
found at Matthew 6:10 where it says "Let your kingdom come, Let your
will take place, as in heaven, also upon earth." Justin believed the
righteous would inherit the earth in a peaceful new world governed by
Jehovah God. We are looking forward to the day when all "those in
memorial tombs will hear his voice (Jesus speaking) and come out" to
live forever on a paradise earth (John 5:28, 29).
Amber would like
everyone to know how much Justin enjoyed his job at Equa-Chlor, as well
as working with his team members. She fully understood his affection
for this company when she experienced their willingness to go above and
beyond anything she could have expected during this tragedy. The Florek
family would like to convey their deepest gratitude to everyone that
has been so incredibly supportive in this very unnatural and difficult
situation. Along with the employees of Equa-Chlor, Cowlitz 2 Fire and
Rescue, played a huge part in finding Justin. We are eternally grateful
for the dignity that was shown to him. In lieu of flowers, the family
asks that donations be sent to Cowlitz 2 Fire and Rescue.
be a memorial service and reception at the Red Lion Hotel in Kelso on
Saturday, January 2 at 2 p.m. All who knew Justin, loved him, or were
affected by his life and would like to attend and show their support
for the family are warmly invited.