OBIT: Edward F. Janak
Edward F. Janak - VICTORIANovember 03, 2006 - Posted Victoria Advocate online
Edward F. Janak, 77, of Houston, Texas, went to be with the Lord on November 1, 2006. Born June 20, 1929 in Hallettsville, Texas, he leaves his loving wife of 53 years, Dorothy Marie (Botard) Janak; son Edward F. Janak, Jr., wife Heidi, and their children Jessica and Marcus of Corsicana, Texas; daughter Marie Jo Baldwin, husband Rick, and their sons Justin and Daniel of Friendswood, Texas; and son Cash Janak of Kaneohe, Hawaii and his daughter Christine Janak of Braidwood, Illinois. He was predeceased by his parents, Edward F. and Justina (Matusek) Janak, brother Leo Janak and sister Josephine Jetter.
He attended Sacred Heart School, attained the rank of Eagle Scout, and graduated from Hallettsville High School in 1946. Following service in the U.S. Army, GHQ, Tokyo, Japan, he earned a BBA degree from Southwest Texas State College in 1951, and later attended Mortgage Bankers Schools at Stanford and Northwestern Universities. He worked for Dow Chemical Company, Texas State Mortgage and Investment Company and the U.S. Veterans Administration, retiring in 1986 as Chief of the Houston Regional Office Construction and Valuation Section. He was a Texas Real Estate Broker and a State Certified Residential Real Estate Appraiser. Family, friends and God's creation were the joys of his life. He was always ready to share and enjoy a story or joke, and he never met a stranger.
A memorial service will be led by his beloved son-in-law, Rev. Rick Baldwin, at 3:00 p.m., Saturday, November 4, 2006, at Jeter Funeral Home, 311 North Friendswood Drive (FM 518), Friendswood, Texas, (281) 992-7200, www.jeterfuneralhome.com. A family graveside service will follow at St Mary's Cemetery, Hallettsville, Texas.
Condolences can be sent to the Janak Family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at jeter@....
The family wishes to thank Drs. Francisco Maislos and George Whalen for their tireless and loving care, through which God kept our Daddy and Pepa with us for the last 20 years. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the American Heart Association or any organization working to benefit Disabled American Veterans.