Joe Fojtasek Obituary

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Joe Fojtasek

April 25, 1919 - November 24, 2011
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Joe Fojtasek Joe Fojtasek, 92, of Dallas, TX passed away peacefully of natural causes on Thanksgiving Day Thursday, November 24, 2011 at his ranch in Winchell, Texas. He will always be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. He was born on his family farm in Red Ranger, Texas on April 25, 1919 to Joseph Frank Fojtasek and Anna Mayes Fojtasek. Joe was the youngest of five children. Shortly after high school he joined the United States Army Air Corps and served during WWII. After the war he became a successful Dallas businessman. Starting in 1949 he founded and become CEO and Chairman of the Board of...
Joe Fojtasek

Joe Fojtasek, 92, of Dallas, TX passed away peacefully of natural causes on Thanksgiving Day Thursday, November 24, 2011 at his ranch in Winchell, Texas. He will always be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather.
He was born on his family farm in Red Ranger, Texas on April 25, 1919 to Joseph Frank Fojtasek and Anna Mayes Fojtasek. Joe was the youngest of five children. Shortly after high school he joined the United States Army Air Corps and served during WWII. After the war he became a successful Dallas businessman. Starting in 1949 he founded and become CEO and Chairman of the Board of multiple manufacturing and distribution businesses including Skotty Aluminium Products, H&R Windows, Extruders Inc., Arizona Distributors and Dow-Tech Plastics. These companies eventually became known as The Fojtasek Companies. By 1989 the company changed its name to The Atrium Door and Window Company which is today one of the largest manufacturers of residential windows and doors in the United States. After he retired from the company and until the time of his death, Joe was also an active investor in Real Estate, Oil and Gas and in both public and private equities.
When not traveling with his family, Joe and his wife Jacqueline, divided their time between residences in Dallas, Tx; their ranch in Winchell,Tx and homes in Beaver Creek Colorado and South Padre Island, Tx.
He was an avid sports fan and attended both the Dallas Cowboys and the Dallas Mavericks games regularly. He loved Dallas sports so much he eventually invested in the Texas Rangers and the Dallas Stars.
He was an outdoorsman. Although he hunted and fished around the globe he was most happy when he was at his ranch in Texas sharing the outdoors with his children and grandchildren.
He was a philanthropist and gave generously to many charities for many years, including the Crystal Charity Ball, the St. Mark's School of Texas, the Episcopal School of Dallas, the Dallas Opera, the Dallas Symphony, the Dallas Museum of Art and the Salvation Army.

He is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Jacqueline; 5 sons; Norman Fojtasek and his wife Ann of Kapaau, HI; Joseph Edward Fojtasek and his wife Yvonne of Frisco, TX; Richard Wayne Fojtasek and his wife Ivy of San Diego, CA; Russell Steven Fojtasek and his wife Michelle of Dallas, Tx; and Randall Scott Fojtasek and his wife Ola of Dallas, Tx; 10 grandchildren, Ananda Fojtasek, Michael Fojtasek, Hillary Cotton, Eric Fojtasek, Caitlin Fojtasek, Kevin Fojtasek, Joe Fojtasek II, Jack Fojtasek, Randall Fojtasek Jr. and Gage Fojtasek; and 4 great grandchildren. Mr. Fojtasek was preceded in death by his four older siblings; Anton Fojtasek, Annie Lesikar, Laura Pasival and Marie Fojtasek.
A Memorial Service will be held at 4:00 p.m. at Sparkman/Hillcrest Northwest Highway Chapel on Monday, November 28, 2011. A private family entombment will be held prior to the service. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Baylor Health Care System Foundation, 3600 Gaston Ave, Suite 100, Dallas, TX 75246 in Joe Fojtasek's name.

",To Richard Joe and the rest of the family, we are sorry about hearing about Mr. Fojtasek passing.Roma Adelman and Joe Adelman and family."

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