Anthony R. "Tony" Jurek obit
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Anthony R. "Tony" Jurek
Wednesday, May 1st, 2002
Anthony R. "Tony" Jurek, 57, of Van Vleck, Texas died Monday April 29, 2002 in Van Vleck. He was born December 14, 1944 in Bay City to Jim Vincent and Emilie E. Wick Jurek. He was a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church, and a production Foreman for Amoco Production for 30 years. He served his country as a Corporal in the U.S. Marine Corps from May 1969 to Feb. 1971 during the Vietnam conflict. His passions in life were fishing, hunting, and gardening. He loved outdoor parties with his family and friends. Cooking for a crowd was a favorite past time, and he grew the best watermelons in Van Vleck. He gave away more vegetables then he kept. He loved life but was at peace with death. He will be missed more than words can say. He is survived by his wife: Kim Marie Brown Jurek; mother: Emilie E. Jurek of Bay City; daughter: Tiffany Michelle Jurek of Huntsville; sons: Anthony Jurek, Jr. of Bay City, Vincent Troy Jurek of Houston; step son: James Curtis Poole, Jr. of Van Vleck; brother and his wife: Jimmie Lee and Lois Jurek; grandchildren; David A. Jurek and Danielle Jurek both of San Antonio and by numerous nephews, nieces and a large, loving extended family. He was preceded in death by his father and one brother, Edward Joseph Jurek. Funeral mass will be held at 10:00 A.M. Wednesday May 1, 2002 at Holy Cross Catholic Church with Rev. Casey Jarzombek officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park with military honors. Pallbearers include; Raymond Burl, Ed Vavra, Ralph Seidel, Wayne Roberts, John Jurek, Gary Kraemer, Gary Kraemer, Jr., and Eran Jones. Honorary pallbearer; Steve Ivy of Bakersfield, CA. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to: Houston Hospice, 1102 N. Mechanic, El Campo, TX. 77437. Arrangements by Taylor Bros. Funeral Home 979-245-4613.