Henry Charles Zapalac Jr.
July 31, 1933 – October 23, 2019
Henry Charles Zapalac Jr., 86, passed away peacefully Wednesday, October 23 at Lampstand Health and Rehab.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, October 30 at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Entombment will follow at Msgr. Gleissner Mausoleum. Visitation will be held at 6:00 p.m. with a 7:00 p.m. rosary service on Tuesday at Memorial Funeral Chapel in Bryan.
Henry was born July 31, 1933 in Abbott, Texas. He is the son of Henry Sr. and Emily (Jezek) Zapalac. He proudly served our country in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War, serving aboard the U.S.S. St. Paul. Every day Henry had the honor of raising the American flags at the U.S.S. Arizona Memorial while stationed in Hawaii.
Henry was an electrical technician working for Bryan I.S.D. for 33 years. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, the usher’s club, and the Knights of Columbus Msgr. Gleissner 1834; as well as the American Legion Earl Graham Post 159 and the K.J.T. where he served as state director for many years.
He spent 60 wonderful years with his loving wife, Mildred. In those 60 beautiful years they raised 7 children together; Tena and husband Randy, Charles, Mary and husband Roy, Richard, Marilyn, Stephanie and her husband Matt. They have 9 grandchildren, Leighan and Stephanie, Taylor and Todd, John and Stephen, Amanda, and Matthew and Maegan. They also have 11 great-grandchildren.
He is rejoining his passed loved ones, daughter Gloria Denice as well as his brother, 2 sisters and their parents.
Henry touched the lives of so many people and words could not explain the love and gratitude we have for this man. We are so blessed to have had him in our lives and will cherish the memories we have with him forever. He was truly a gift to us and everyone around him.
We, the family would like to extend a huge thank you to the nursing staff and Administration at Lampstand for the care they gave to Henry, as well as Allumine Hospice for making his last days comfortable, not only for him but for us as well.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Joseph Catholic School or Religious Education Fund.
- VISITATION Tuesday, October 29, 2019
- ROSARY Tuesday, October 29, 2019
- MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL Wednesday, October 30, 2019