obit: Edward John Makovy Sr.
- Edward John Makovy Sr., 94, of Penelope, passed away Sunday, April 18, 2010, at his residence. A rosary will be recited 6:30 p.m. Friday, at Aderhold Funeral Home by Janice Kaluza followed by visitation until 8 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. Saturday, at Church of the Nativity, BVM in Penelope, with the Rev. B. George as celebrant. Burial will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery near Penelope.Edward was born Sept. 13, 1915, the son, of Frank and Julie Minar (Mynar) Makovy. He attended Brooken School and Veterans Agriculture School. Edward served his country during WWII in the European Theatre of Operations, where he was a warrant officer and corporal in the 37th Infantry Division. Edward received the following list of honors/medals during World War II: AAA Gun Crewman, Combat Infantryman Badge in June 1945, American Defense Service Medal, American Theatre Campaign Medal, EAME Campaign Medal with two Bronze Stars, Good Conduct Medal and a WWII Victory Medal. He had Coast Artillery Basic Training and he was an Antiaircraft Artillery Gun Crewman. Ed was 2nd in command of a group of 25-30 men operating a battery of (4) .50 calibre machine guns and instructed men in firing aerial targets.On July 10, 1944, he was united in marriage to Josephine (Bezdek) Makovy in Salina, Kansas. She preceded him in death May 21, 2008. Edward worked for the Penelope Co-Op Gin and Store for many years and was also a farmer and rancher. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, doing carpenter work, dancing, playing the accordion, gardening, and working on his tractor. He also enjoyed spending time with his family and going to church. Edward was a member of the Church of the Nativity, BVM in Penelope, VFW Post #4819, and RVOS in Penelope.He is also was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, William "Bill" Makovy, John Makovy, Jerry Makovy, and Emmerick Makovy; and his sister, Sophie Young. Survivors include his son, Edward "Jimmy" Makovy and wife, Patsy, of Abbott; two daughters, Evelyn Ann Makovy of Penelope and Donna Jean (Makovy) Hawkins and husband, Jack of Mt. Calm; two brothers, Frank Makovy and wife, Vlasta, of Lubbock, and Joe Makovy and wife, Mary Lou, of Bellmead; three sisters, Lillian Losak and husband, Frank, of Bellmead, Mary Straten of Elm Mott, and Lois Veselka of Waco; two grandchildren, Shane Hawkins, and Joshua Hawkins and wife, Jessica; his dog Sparky; his caregiver, Tina Kris; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Active pallbearers will be Sonny Tlustos, Shane Hawkins, Kelly Johnson, Freddy Lee Losak, Michael Bezdek, Ike Pratka Jr., Michael Johnson, and Joshua Hawkins. Honorary pallbearers will be Frank Makovy, Joe Makovy, Jerry Bezdek, Daniel Bezdek, John Dyer and Frank Losak.Memorials may be made to Church of the Nativity, BVM in Penelope or Penelope Volunteer Fire Department. Memorial guest book found at www.aderholdfuneralhome.com September 13, 1915 - April 18, 2010 Sign the Guest Book at www.wacotrib.comPublished in Waco Tribune-Herald from April 22 to April 23, 2010