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  • Rosemary Ermis
    Nov 23, 2013

      Joseph Martin Hlavaty, 33, was fatally electrocuted Saturday morning in the attic of his home on Wischkaemper Road in the Wood Hi Community.  Hlavaty, father of four children ranging in age from three to eleven years, was placing insulation in the attic when he touched a live wire, a member of the family said.


      Hlavaty, compressor foreman for Houston Natural Gas Co., died in a local hospital despite efforts by city ambulance attendants to revive him with a heart massage and oxygen.  The ambulance was dispatched to the residence, located eight miles east of Victoria, at 11 a.m.  The address is Rt. 2, Box 216-C.


      Hlavaty, a resident of Victoria County for six years, formerly resided in Edna.  He was born April 1, 1937, in Caldwell, Tex., and was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church.


      Funeral arrangements were pending Saturday night and will be announced by McCabe-Carruth Funeral Home.


      Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Joan Virginia Hlavaty of Victoria County; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Martin A. Hlavaty of Ganado; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Pivonka of Caldwell; two daughters, Anita Louise and Michelle Renee Hlavaty; and two sons, Michael Joseph and Nathan Leslie Hlavaty, all of Victoria County; three sisters, Dorothy, Lucy and Delphine Hlavaty of Houston; and four brothers, Danny Hlavaty of Ganado, Martin E. Hlavaty of Houston, Andrew Hlavaty of Pearland and Anton Hlavaty of Drumright, Okla.


      Victoria Advocate, Sunday, November 8, 1970


      Funeral services for Joseph Martin Hlavaty, 33, who was accidentally electrocuted at 10:20 a.m. Saturday at his home on Wischkaemper Road in the Wood Hi community, will be held at 3 p.m. Monday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. 

      Burial will be in Shillerville Cemetery under direction of McCabe-Carruth Funeral Home.


      Mr. Hlavaty, who was a compressor foreman for Houston Natural Gas Co., was a member DaCosta Hermann Sons Lodge No. 264.


      Pallbearers will be Alden Lyekman, Alfred Horelka, Butch Upham, Windell Petry, Edward Stastny, and Tommy Patterson.


      Victoria Advocate, Monday, November 9, 1970


      Submitted by Rosemary Ermis