Thanks for that. I've been to the place he worked several times but never met
him. He made quite an impact and several news stories have aired about his
--- "Dennis Svatek <czechmelody@...
> This is a copy of the text for Joel's obituary that ran in the Austin
> american-Statesman on January 30. Just paints a little broader
> picture. He will be missed.
> Dennis Svatek
> Joel Scott Svatek, beloved son, brother, uncle, and friend, passed
> away Monday, January 27, 2003, taken away from us at the hands of a
> drunk driver.
> Joel was born November 25, 1969 in Wharton, Texas. He grew
> up in Boling, Hempstead, and Sealy, Texas where he attended Sealy
> High School. In 1988, Joel moved to Austin, where he has since
> Joel was preceded in death by his stepfather, Donny Ward of
> Brazoria. He is survived by his mother, Katherine Ward of Irving;
> his father and step-mother, Dennis Svatek, Sr. and Joyce of Boling;
> brother, Dustin Svatek of Irving; brother and sister-in-law, Dennis
> (Jr.) and Marcie Svatek, niece Courtney and nephew Stephen of Taylor;
> half-sisters Christy and Melissa Svatek of Boling; numerous cousins,
> aunts and uncles; and hundreds of "brothers and sisters" in the
> Austin music community.
> A celebration of Joel's life will be held Friday, January 31
> at 2pm at Austin-Peel and Sons Funeral Hone, 607. E. Anderson Lane.
> There will be a visitation on Thursday, January 30 from 6-8pm.
> "Handsome" Joel was very much a part of the Austin music
> scene. He worked as a stage manager for Emo's and had been a part of
> several bands. Several tributes/benefits are being scheduled for the
> next few weeks, please check the Austin Chronicle or Emo's website
> for details.
> In keeping with Joel's spirit, he will be cremated, where he
> can be as free in death as he was in life. In lieu of flowers,
> donations may be made to the Sims Foundation, 2306 Lake Austin Blvd,
> Austin, Texas 78703.
> --- In TexasCzechs@yahoogroups.com, "Matt <lennonluv@h...>"
> <lennonluv@h...> wrote:
> > Obituary of Joel Svatek
> > Wharton Journal-Spectator Online
> > 1 Feb 2003
> > Joel Svatek
> > Funeral services for Joel Scott Svatek, 33, of Austin, were held
> > Friday at Peel & Sons Funeral Home in Austin.
> > Mr. Svatek died Jan. 27, 2003, from injuries sustained in an
> > automobile accident. He was born Nov. 25, 1969.
> > Survivors include mother, Katherine Ward of Dallas; father and step-
> > mother, Dennis and Joyce Svatek of Boling; brothers and sister-in-
> > law, Dennis and Marcy Svatek Jr. of Taylor and Dustin Svatek of
> > Dallas; half-sisters, Christy and Melissa Svatek of Wharton; niece
> > Courtney Svatek of Taylor; and nephew Stephen Svatek of Taylor;
> > numerous aunts, uncles and cousins in the Wharton area and numerous
> > friends in Austin.
> > If desiring, memorials may be made to a charity of personal choice.
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