OBITUARY

Daniel James Dombrowski

August 9, 1988April 29, 2021

Daniel James Dombrowski was called to our Lord on April 29th, 2021. He was thirty two years old. He was living in Houston, Texas when he suddenly and unexpectedly joined Jesus in eternal life.

Daniel was born to D. Richard and Jean Louise Dombrowski in Pequannock, NJ on August 9th 1988. Daniel attended Yantacaw Elementary School in Nutley, NJ; Opsted Elementary and Snoqualmie Middle School in North Bend, Washington before graduating from The Woodlands High School in The Woodlands, Texas. He went on to earn his Associate Degree in Criminal Justice from Lonestar College. He continued his education at Sam Houston University in Huntsville, Texas.

Dan was a standout in all sports he participated in. In PeeWee Football, Dan was responsible for 16 of the 20 touchdowns the team earned that first season. He continued his excellence in the Snoqualmie Valley Junior Football League where he was a standout quarterback. His defensive play also earned him MVP awards. He also excelled in track.

At Starbucks, Dan earned a shoebox full of Awards for his outstanding customer service. Working at Panera Bread, he worked his way up to Shift Manager where he also excelled at customer service. After some personal setbacks he landed a career position at Johnstone Supply where worked until late March. Daniel is survived by his Mother, Jean Dombrowski and his Father, Richard Dombrowski; his Brother, David Dombrowski and Sister in Law, Stephenie Dombrowski and his beloved niece Willow Dombrowski. He also leaves his Aunt Carol Dombrowski and Uncle Fred Dombrowski along with several loved cousins.

Dan struggled in life, but was deep down a gentle soul with more true friends than he ever imagined. He’ll be missed.

There will be a private family service at Metcalf Funeral Services in Conroe, TX on May 3. 2021 at 2PM.

In Lieu of flowers, we’d appreciate contributions to: https://www.oxfordhouse.org/userfiles/file/donations.php and / or https://aane.ejoinme.org/MyPages/AANE2020AnnualAppeal/tabid/1099784/Default.aspx

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Adriana Ceniceros

May 8, 2021

Daniel was the first manager I had here in Houston. I was 17 and had just moved here from
A small Town. I was so intimidated by the city. I walked in to Meet the sweetest supervisor with the goofiest smile I had ever seen. I never once felt out of place . Pretty soon,
He would be giving me all perfect marks whenever my work study teacher came for a survey. I never once felt out of place. Daniel had many achievements for his customer service performance, but the truth was; he wasn’t good at customer service. Anyone can put their work face/ voice on. Daniel was himself. A gentle giant, a kind soul. It took a second to realize but the same sweet person he was to friends, he was to complete strangers. It created a positivity in the work environment that to this day I cannot find. It was his nature. I hate that, as a human, in the moment we never understand the significance and lifelong impact certain interactions have. The only memories I have of him are laughing And joking and of course, that dopey smile. I refuse to remember him as anything but this, whose impression will have a lifelong and constructive effect on me. Everyone has their struggles and no one is less than another because the their nature. If there is anything he has taught me, It is that 1) NO soul is any less beautiful because of their struggles and 2) not a single thing should compromise the way you treat and receive other human beings. My only
Wish is that you finally found peace, you of all people deserve it.

Rodolfo Scholl

May 5, 2021

Dear Jean, Rich, David and family

it is very hard for me to write you at this moment. I am so sorry for your loss.
I knew that Daniel was a sociable person and his smile and quirkiness will never be replaced. We all are sometimes a bit reckless, and we make mistakes, and we live, and we learn.

There is an old Latin proverb which says: “Carpe diem, quam minimim credula postero”, which we can translate as: “enjoy the present day, trust as less as possible the tomorrow”.

My deepest condolences to you

Fernando Villon

May 5, 2021

I briefly got to know Dan as a cheerful and friendly young man when I visited his parents in Houston several years ago, so I was deeply struck by his untimely loss.

I'm among those who will mourn his passing, and I pray to God to give comfort to his parents Jean and Rich, to his brother, and to his entire family. May Dan rest in peace.

Ingrid Watson (Bansemir)

May 5, 2021

Dear Jean, Rich, and David,
My deepest condolences on the passing of Danny. My memories of him are as a teeny tiny fuzzy headed little baby, in NJ, from the Holy Trinity years. I hope memories of the good days with Danny blossom in your hearts forever.
Ingrid

Lorey Mckown

May 4, 2021

Daniel was true loving soul
I met Daniel when he was 2 and a firecracker I have loved him ever since
I'm so sorry for your loss
I'm very sad over this

Bette-Ann Rebenack

May 4, 2021

My heart aches for you Jean, Rich , and David. When I think of Danny, my mind remembers all the sweet memories of playgroup in Nutley. Danny is a peace now. So sorry he struggled with life. Sending prayers of comfort to you all.🙏🏻😘

Stephani Luebben

May 3, 2021

Danny was always a big smile. I thoroughly enjoyed talking with him at his home or at the Houston Livestock show. He will be dearly missed. RIP Danny.

Bryan Lovejoy

May 3, 2021

Daniel lived in our home for 16 months. The room he slept in we still call, "Daniel's room". His passing hit me harder than when my father died. We knew that my dad was about to die, and he had lived a full life. Daniel should have lived much longer. Both Telma Vilchez and I grew to love him.