Edward "Eddie" Henry Debowski

July 30, 1919April 5, 2013

Edward “Eddie” Henry Debowski, 93 of Bellaire, TX, passed away April 5, 2013. He was born on July 30, 1919 in Houston, to immigrant parents, Ladislaw Debowski of Stry, Poland and Elizabeth Heiderich of Hessencasel, Germany.

Eddie honorably served in the 36th Division “Texas Division,” 141st Infantry Regiment, 111th Medical Battalion, US Army. He served in North Africa, Italy, Southern France and Germany and received an American Defense Service Medal, Good Conduct Metal, Distinguished Unit Badge, Purple Heart and A Commendation for “exceptionally meritorious conduct” for saving an injured Captain on the beachhead at Anzio. For this he was recommended for a Silver Star.

After the war he returned to Houston and married Margery Josephine Vetrano. They lived at and managed Lyondell Park on the San Jacinto River with three children Sharon, Eddie Jr. and Margie Anne. In 1956 the park was sold and the family moved to Bellaire, TX where a 4th child, daughter Melissa was born. They continued to raise the children and live in Bellaire. Eddie and Margie were married for 63 years. Eddie was in the hardware business in Bellaire for 35 years and retired in 1991 to spend more time hunting, fishing and enjoying the Texans and Astros games in his easy chair.

Eddie was preceded in death by his twin brother, Robert Charles Debowski and sister, Helen K. Carothers.

Survivors include his wife, Margery; son, Eddie Debowski Jr. and wife Laurane; daughters, Sharon Sue Debowski and husband David Doyel, Margie Anne Debowski, Melissa Debowski and husband Steve Morton; grandchildren, Rachael Kathleen Chesser and twin sister, Melissa Dawn Chesser and Derek Edward Debowski.

Funeral Service with Full Military honors will be held at 12:00 Noon, with CH(CPT) Jonathan A. Dawson, 1-149 AVN BN, Ellington JRB, officiating, Wednesday, April 10, 2013, with a viewing beginning at 11:00 a.m., at Earthman Bellaire Funeral Home.

In lieu of usual remembrances, the family requests with gratitude that memorial contributions in Eddie’s name be directed to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.


  • Visitation Wednesday, April 10, 2013
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Edward "Eddie" Henry Debowski

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Nicoya Flowers

April 11, 2013

I will always remember Grandpa in his favorite chair with that handsome smile. Heaven has a new Angel and he will be missed. I love you all and you are all in my prayers.

marcy and randy uzick

April 10, 2013

Our hearts are saddened by Grandpa's passing, but he will live on in our fond memories

Kurt Hahnfeld

April 9, 2013

Please accept my deepest sympathies.

April 9, 2013

Dear Margery,

My heart and prayers are with you and your family in the loss of your dear Eddie.

Thank you so much for posting the photos on his Guest Book.

What a wonderful man! What a wonderful family! What a wonderful life!

May God's love be with you and comfort


Mary McMurtry Graham


April 9, 2013

Margery, It has been an honor to know you and Eddie over the years. Vicki and I offer our sincerest condolences...

April 9, 2013

Eddie & Laurane so sorry to hear about the loss of your Father. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Tracy & Curtis Muzyka

April 7, 2013

On behalf of our dear member Margery Debowski, the Daughters of the Republic of Texas extend our condolences to her and entire Debowski family.

The DRT especially want to honor the service of Eddie in the "Texas Division" and we are so glad he will have full military honor at his funeral service on Wednesday.

Karen R. Thompson
President General
Daughters of Republic of Texas
Austin, Texas