Gary Lidiak

April 30, 1945November 4, 2018
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Gary Joseph Lidiak passed away peacefully November 4, 2018 surrounded by family and friends. He is survived by his loving wife Carolyn and children Robin Womack and husband James, Brian Lidiak and wife Joni; grandchildren Nathan and Lainey Womack, Evan, Graham and Keiton Lidiak; siblings Janis LeBleu and husband Kenny, Nina Barney and husband Jeff, and Tim Lidiak; and numerous nieces and nephews. Born April 30, 1945 to Leroy and Pauline Lidiak in Houston, TX, he attended Marion HS, University of St. Thomas, and Cornell University Graduate School. As First Vice President-Investment Officer of Wells Fargos Advisors, he dedicated many years to taking care of his clients. He served on the alumni board at UST, enjoyed painting and hunting. Most of all, he enjoyed taking his grandchildren on ATV rides at the ranch. He is remembered for his sense of humor, honesty, and his endless concern for his clients and friends. A Visitation and Rosary for Gary will be held Monday November 12th from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 6800 Buffalo Speedway, Houston, TX 77025. The Funeral Mass will be Tuesday November 13th at 1:30 pm at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Internment following at Forest Park Westheimer, 12800 Westheimer Road, Houston, TX 77077. All are invited to a reception following to honor Gary. Pallbearers will include: David Dulock, Ray Slaughter, Jerry Swonke, Ed Winkler, Greg Bassett, and John Caram. For those wishing, contributions may be made in Gary's name to The Charity Guild of Catholic Women, 1203 Lovett Blvd, Houston, TX 77006, or The University of St. Thomas Scholarship Fund, 3800 Montrose Blvd, Houston, TX 77006. He was a kind, thoughtful, compassionate, funny, and honorable man who met his illness with courage and grace. He will be greatly missed.


  • Visitation Monday, November 12, 2018
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, November 13, 2018
  • Committal Service Tuesday, November 13, 2018
  • Reception Tuesday, November 13, 2018

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Sue Ann Pokluda Wallace

November 14, 2018

For Carolyn and Family and all those privileged to know and love Gary.

Shining Star by anonymous

The angels looked down from Heaven one night. They searched for miles afar. And deep within the distance they could see a shining star. They knew that very instant that the star was theirs to gain. So they took you up to Heaven forever to remain. Look down on us from Heaven. Keep us free from hurt and pain. You’ll always be within our hearts until we meet again.

I remember Gary’s heartwarming smile and his brilliant mind. 🙏

Doug Marshall

November 12, 2018

My thoughts for your Family :

I also attended Marian high and I remember Gary well. He was one of our really smart classmates therefore we didn’t get to spend a lot of time together as I wasn’t! ( a pretty weak try at some humor at a time like this but he was good humored and I bet he would approve of my attempt )

Words never come easily at this time so we never quite know what to say.

In reading the Life Tribute to Gary it truly seems he had a blessed life, a wonderful family and a successful career you can be proud of . I know he will be missed in this life but he is at peace and I know he is in your hearts and prayers.
God Bless
Doug Marshall

Susan Watkins

November 11, 2018

Dear Carolyn,
I attended Marian High School with Gary and shared a carpool with him. I remember him as a friendly, thoughtful, and kind young man, quiet and studious. It is obvious in scrolling through the photos you have posted that he was well-loved. I hope happy memories of your decades together will comfort you during this difficult time.

My deepest sympathy to you and your family,
Susan Watkins

John Leonard

November 11, 2018

I am nearly in tears to learn of Garys death. I have not seen him since high school.but I have thought of him often in terms of my regrets for my actions as a classmate at Marian
I had hoped to See him at a Marisn reunion so that I could apologise to him. Hopefully, the memory is stronger in my mind than it was in his. He may not have even known, or at least, had forgotten about it. Now I will not be able to apologise to him, but maybe you can communicate my regrets to him in your thoughts and prayers.
The incident was about him doing the right thing and me doing the wrong thing.
He prevailed then because his was the right and courageous stance while mine was egotistical and mean. I ask those who loved him to forgive me, please.
Rest in Peace, Gary

Larry & Bev Seiford

November 11, 2018

Dear Carolyn and Family,
I'm deeply saddened to hear this news. I know there are no words that can ease your pain. I also know you have so many warm memories together and I hope these help get you through these difficult times.
With much love and deepest sympathies,
Larry & Bev Seiford

Ed & Karen Winkler

November 10, 2018

Dear Carolyn and Family:
May your loving memories sustain you during your grief journey. Know that all your wonderful friends are keeping you in their thoughts and prayers. And please know that we are here for support in any possible way. Our lives have all been blessed to have shared Gary's life.

MaryAnn Palmer

November 9, 2018

My heartfelt sympathies to you and your family.
Dad and I thought a lot about Gary all those years he took such good care of us.
May he rest in Peace

Jack DeNina

November 9, 2018

Carolyn, I am deeply sorry for your loss.....

Mary Anne Speck

November 8, 2018

Losing Gary is losing a little sunshine, warmth, kindness and gentleness. Our prayers and thoughts --- and memories --- are with Carolyn and the Lidiak family. May you find peace, Mary Anne (Darst) and Paul Speck

Barbie (Kaufhold) Pedregon

November 7, 2018

Thoughts and prayers are with all the Lidiaks. Y'all were such great neighbors. Love, Barbie