Michelle Frolik '99 July 6, 2022 12:05 PM updated: July 6, 2022 12:10 PM
Michelle Catherine Frolik
November 21, 1976 – June 24, 2022
On Friday, June 24, 2022, Michelle Catherine Frolik passed away at age 45.
Michelle was born on November 21, 1976, in Manila, Philippines to Chee Tin and Maria Cristina Choi. She moved to Texas in 1990 and received her Bachelor of Science degree from Texas A&M University at College Station in 1999 and was a software engineer for 22 years in Houston. On October 19, 2012, she married Tomas Frolik.
Michelle had an innate talent for coding, and there was never a software problem she couldn't debug. She holds numerous patents and had a passion for encouraging and mentoring other women into STEM careers. Outside of work, Michelle loved to travel to experience new sights, cultures, and foods. During her travels she also enjoyed hiking, kayaking, and experiencing the great outdoors. She will be remembered most for her kindness, empathy, and caring for others.
Michelle was preceded in death by her father Chee Tin. She is survived by her husband Tom, parents Cristina, Phebe, and Joe, brothers Wilson, Johnson, and Emerson, sisters Maribeth and Joanna, and several cousins, nieces, and nephews.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 2nd, 2022 at 2pm at Cy-Fair Christian Church, 9730 Grant Rd, Houston, TX 77070. Flowers can be sent to the same address.