Edward James Kuzniarek
January 14, 1926 – November 19, 2018
Edward “Ed” James Kuzniarek, precious Husband, Father, and “PawPaw”, passed away at home in Houston, Texas on November 19, 2018. Ed was born in Bremond, Texas on January 14, 1926 before moving to New Waverly, TX as a young child. He could often be found helping his parents around their farm or playing with his brothers and sister. Ed worked as a Machinist for Continental Can Company in Houston for 43 years before entering into retirement. Every Sunday morning when he returned home from working the night shift, he would make his weekly stop for hot Shipley’s Donuts to bring home to his sleeping children to eat before church. Ed was a dedicated member of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus. Ed loved assisting with the annual Knights of Columbus fish fry where he got to hang out with his buddies and share stories. In his youth, Ed enjoyed playing sports (especially baseball), and as an adult, he developed a passion for watching sports - both professional and amateur. Ed never missed watching the Astros play, his family’s little league games or even his granddaughters’ dance recitals. Ed was known by family and friends for having the greenest thumb. He cultivated his garden day in and day out – even if it meant helping the bees cross-pollinate the garden’s flowers with Q-tips to make sure his plants grew to their fullest potential. Ed also had a competitive streak. You had to be on your toes if he ever challenged you to a game of dominoes or pool. He knew the game better than most and was able to pass along his winning legacy to his children and many grandchildren. Ed was blessed with a large family who surrounded him with love and laughter throughout his life. Ed always went above and beyond to ensure his loved ones were safe, taken care of, and felt loved. Whether it was sneaking to the High School parking lot to make sure his daughters’ cars were filled up with gas, to sweeping his wife off her feet for a dance, or double checking to make sure all doors were locked at night, Ed always had his eye out for the people he loved most. Ed lived his life filled with kindness. He had compassion for everyone he met and always had positive things to say about others. Ed was regarded as a man who was always willing to lend a helping hand. From making bologna sandwiches for grandkids, to assisting with home improvement projects, to helping a stranded driver change a flat tire on I-45, to making trips to multiple grocery stores to find the best bargains for his “Dot”, Ed was always there. He was a gentle-soul who loved sitting on his favorite porch swing, humming songs to himself, and waving at friends as they drove by. He was preceded in death by his father and mother, John & Rosalee Kuzniarek, his brothers Felix and Marion Kuzniarek, and sister, Theresa Buckner, all of New Waverly, Texas. He is forever remembered by his loving wife of 62 years, Dorothy Gregory Kuzniarek; his daughter, Carolyn Howren and husband Johnny; daughter Diane Parker and husband Scott; and son Jimmy Kuzniarek and wife Sharon. Grandchildren: Dustin Howren & wife Tiffany, Ryan Howren & wife Sara, Jordan Howren, Haley Boyle & husband Michael, Dylan Parker & wife Alex, Colin Parker & fiancé Hannah Valentin, Tyler Kuzniarek & wife Sydney, Chad Kuzniarek and Macey Kuzniarek; and Great-grandchildren: Coraline Howren, Lake Parker and Cash Kuzniarek.
- Visitation Friday, November 23, 2018
- Rosary Service Friday, November 23, 2018
- Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, November 24, 2018
- Reception Saturday, November 24, 2018
- Committal Service Saturday, November 24, 2018
Edward James Kuzniarek
December 3, 2018
Your father must have been a tremendous man to have produced a daughter as outstanding as you. So sorry to hear about your loss. May angels surround you and your family at this time, and know that God is holding you in the palms of His hands.
December 3, 2018
Carolyn, Johnny and Family,
I'm saddened to hear of the passing of your Father, "Paw Paw" to all. Know that all you friends are in continuous prayer for you and your family. Sounds like he was one heck of a Dad and Grandfather. If memory serves me correctly one time I was in town to see my Mom and we were at Saint Rose of Lima for fish fry night and among all those men serving and cooking I remember seeing your Dad. He had a big smile on his face walking around and asking people if they needed anything. I pray that you find comfort in my words and know I am praying for you all.
1 Corinthians 16:19-24- Now may the Lord of peace Himself give you peace at all times and in every way. The Lord be with all of you.
November 23, 2018
Great memories of Mr. Kuzniarek over the past thirty five plus years that I've known Mr. K and his Family. Always nice, always gracious and enjoyable to talk to. Great Families don't just happen they start with great foundations and Mr. K was definitely a cornerstone that makes the Kuzniarek Family great. Very fortunate that my Family and I got to know him over the years. He will surely be missed, but his legacy lives on with his Family and the people he touched over the years. God bless.
Ray, Lisa, Lauren and Sarah Walker