Obituary of Allen Stavinoha
- Obituary of Allen Stavinoha
Houston Chronicle Online
7 Jun 2004
Allen J. Stavinoha
ALLEN J. STAVINOHA, 78, of Houston, died Friday, June 4, 2004 after battling
cancer for sometime. He was born in La Grange, Texas on October 24, 1925.
He will be remembered as a gruff but gentle and witty uncle and will be
missed by all whose lives he touched. He served in the United States Navy
during WWII. Allen married Helen Kominczak who preceded him in death after
57 years of marriage. Allen retired from the Carnation Milk Co. as the
national Sales Rep.; he was also involved in several other enterprises. He
was a member of Corpus Christi Catholic Church where he ushered for some 30
years and a member of the Knights of Columbus Council No. 12385 as well as
SPJST Lodge No. 88.
Allen is also preceded in death by his parents, Edmond and Viola Stavinoha;
and one brother, Sidney. He is survived by his brother, Edmond Stavinoha,
Jr.; step-mother, Betty Stavinoha; and several half brothers and sisters,
and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family would like to express their appreciation to his special friends,
Pat and John Dworak and John Veselka for the many hours they spent with him
taking him places. The family will be present to receive friends for
visitation on Monday evening, from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., with a Vigil
service beginning at 7:00 pm., June 7, 2004 in the Chapel of J.B. Earthman -
Tanglewood Funeral Directors, 5740 San Felipe at Bering Drive. The Funeral
Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday morning, June 8, 2004 at Corpus
Christi Catholic Church, 9900 Stella Link Rd., with Rev. Scott Haig, S.S.S.,
Celebrant. The Rite of Committal will follow at Houston National Cemetery.
For those desiring memorial contributions may be made to Corpus Christi
Catholic Church, c/o Maintenance Fund, 9900 Stella Link Rd., Houston, TX
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