from The Sealy News Friday, January 30,
ALVIN B. ZAPALAC
A funeral service for Alvin B. Zapalac, 75, of
Orchard, was held on Monday, Jan. 26 at Guardian Angel Catholic Church in Wallis
with the Rev. Richard Johnston S.C.J., celebrating the funeral mass and rite of
Interment was in the Guardian Angel Catholic
Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Andy Pietrowski, Jerry Smidovec,
Jr., Larry Smidovec, Gilbert Pekar, Roger Hering and James
Alvin was born in Frydek to parents Frank and Mary
Chovanec Zapalac. He was raised in the Frydek area and attended schools in
Frydek and Burleigh. On Oct. 14, 1953, Alvin Zapalac was joined in
marriage to Clara Gritzman with a ceremony held at St. Michael's Catholic Church
Alvin worked for Fort Bend County Precinct Four for
35 years, first as a mechanic, and then as a supervisor. He was a
member of Guardian Angel Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus and K.J.T.
Alvin B. Zapalac passed away on Friday, Jan. 23 in Richmond.
He is survived by his wife; daughter, Gayle Renee
Stewart and husband Shawn of Pflugerville and Roseann King of Orchard; sons,
Kenneth Wayne Zapalac and wife Katherine of Austin, Ricky Alan Zapalac and wife
Judy of Orchard, Alvin Mark Zapalac and wife Rebecca of Orchard, Elvis John
Zapalac and wife Debbie of East Bernard; sisters, Rose Hering and husband Earl
of Sealy, and Frances Lastovica; and grandchildren, Sarah, Sadie, Samantha,
Alan, Camille, Ethan, Cameron, Dylan, Brody, Claudia and Elijah Zapalac and Jay
He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters,
Agnes Lamar, Mary Bielec, Stephanie Chovanec, Martha Trojanowski, Mollie
Smidovec, Clara Zapalac, Gertrude Zapalac and Albina Gajewski Hammond; and
brothers, Ignac, August and Frankie Zapalac.
Funeral services were under the direction of Knesek
Family Funeral Chapel of Wallis.
Submitted by Rosemary Ermis
Alvin had 10 sisters and 3