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Pat H. Foley & Company

1200 West 34th Street, Houston, TX

OBITUARY

Leo Albert Hollas

September 14, 1943July 19, 2020
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Leo Albert Hollas, 76, of Houston, Texas, passed away on July 19, 2020, at his home in Houston.

Leo was born in High Hill, Texas to Hugo Sr. and Pauline Hollas on September 14, 1943. He graduated from Bishop Forest High School in Schulenburg, Texas in 1961, and played baseball in the Pittsburgh Pirates organization for two years. He married Rose Mensik on June 27, 1964, in Schulenburg. He graduated from the University of Houston with a Bachelor’s degree in Education. He worked in construction for 45 years. He was an avid sports fan and loved his country home working on his tractor. Above all, he loved his God and his family, and took pride in attending as many of his children’s and grandchildren’s games and programs as possible. He was a member of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Houston for 54 years, where he was active in the Men’s Club and the Knights of Columbus.

Leo is preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Hugo Jr.

Leo is survived by his wife, children Chuck (Karen) Hollas, Greg (Martha) Hollas, Jane (John) Malkowsky, and Brad (Sarah) Hollas, grandchildren Jacob, Kendall, Luke, Kayla, Nicholas, Clayton, Travis, Austin, Evan, Audrey, Ryan, and Claire, and brothers Alvin, Armand, Robert, Winfred, and Richard.

Visitation will be at 5:00 PM, July 24, 2020, at Pat H. Foley funeral home, with Rosary at 7:00 PM.

Funeral mass will be held July 25, 2020, at 9:30 AM at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Houston. Burial will follow at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church Cemetery in Schulenburg at 1:30 PM.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Rose of Lima (Houston) Faith in Action or a charity of your choice.

Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, July 24, 2020

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Patricia Shemenski

July 25, 2020

Mrs. Hollas, Chuck, and the Hollas Family. We are very sorry for your loss. It is easy to see that Mr. Hollas will be missed by family and friends alike. We know that everyone has many wonderful memories that will help you get through the tough times. Our condolences to the Hollas Family.
Pat and Bob Shemenski
North Canton, OH

Robert Hanna

July 24, 2020

Leo was such a great man to work with and I learned so much from him. He was a willing teacher and I am grateful for the chance to get to know him. We all missed him when he retired. We will be praying for Rose and for the family.

Rob and Stacey Hanna

Billy Mensik Family

July 24, 2020

To Rose and family,
We are so sorry to hear of Leo's passing. He always was so nice to us and we so enjoyed talking to him. May your precious memories of Leo help give you comfort in the days ahead. Our deepest sympathy to you & your family and to the Hollas family.
Billy & Rita Mensik
Terri & Willie Ahlschlager

Cheryl and James Stevens

July 23, 2020

Leo was such a kind and caring man. He was always soft spoken and smiling with the slightest sparkle of mischief in his eyes. There was no doubt how much he loved his family.
It was our privilege to call him our friend.
Our deepest sympathy to all of his family .
Love,
James and Cheryl Stevens

Kyle Gerlich

July 23, 2020

Leo was an amazing man, an outstanding father, and a very kind, caring, and knowledgeable individual. When times got tough for my family, Leo took me in as if I were one of his own children, no questions asked.

The wisdom and life lessons he taught us will stay near and dear to me forever. Leo‘s spirit will carry on through each one of us whom was blessed to share this world with him.

Love you Leo!

Glenda Stavinoha

July 23, 2020

Patty Nami

July 23, 2020

Leo was one of the strongest men I ever knew. He never wavered in his love of family and community. My deepest sympathy to Rose, Chuck, Greg, Jane, Brad and their families. Leo will forever be one of my Oak Forest heroes.

Patty and George

Kathy MacMillan

July 23, 2020

Dear Rose and family,

My heart hurts so much for all of you. Leo always had a smile for me whenever I would see him next door. I loved watching him with Chuck and Jacob working on broken things and doing little projects.
Chuck was blessed to be able to rely on his dad's knowledge and expertise in so many things. I'm glad I got to know him a little better during the horrible time of Hurricane Ike when you guys stayed next door for awhile. You are in my thoughts and my heart.

Steve Simons

July 23, 2020

God has definitely called Uncle Leo home way to soon. May Gods grace fall upon him, Aunt Rose and the Family. He was a great Man, Husband, Father and Grand Father. He stood for what is right and passed that trait on to his children. Fond memories of watching Waltrip Ram football on Friday nights. I remember a playoff game against Yates, it was a battle of State Powers. The Rams scored the go ahead TD with about a minute left and we were going nuts (I was anyway) he was calm as usual. He looked at the clock and said "we left a little to much time for em". well, we did, The Lions marched straight down the field and scored with a few seconds left. Probably the only time that I never talked his ear off. I know there's baseball/softball in Heaven and Dennis M., Ham H., Freddie B, Stevie H and Bobby R are welcoming him out for a round of B.P.

Shane Hollas

July 23, 2020

"I don't care where you look in the world, you won't find any 'one-arm butchers!!'" The Hollas Hog Butchering will unfortunately never be the same. Uncle Leo was a wonderful constant reminder of just how awesome these Hollas brothers are. My sympathies to this awesome family and I have no doubt that Uncle Leo is at peace with the Lord.

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