obit: August Eugene Liberda
AUGUST EUGENE LIBERDA
GANADO - August Eugene Liberda, 85 years young, completed his journey here on Earth at 4:30am, Saturday April 20, 2013, after a courageous battle with mesothelioma. He was at home, surrounded by his loving family at the time of departure.
He is survived by his daughter Charlotte Liberda of Houston, son Curtis Liberda of Dallas, their mother Marian Sablatura of Houston, brother Roland Liberda of Lafayette Louisiana, and extended family of nieces and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Georgia Scheffer of Houston.
August was born in Hallettsville, Texas on January 28, 1928, to the late August Louis Liberda and Julia Krauskopf-Liberda, moving to Ganado at the age of 2. He attended Ganado High School, and immediately after graduation, at the age of 17, he joined the US Navy in 1945, proudly serving during WW ll, where he was stationed in the Marshall Islands. He was awarded several honor medals, including one for outstanding Marksman, "You must be from Texas" commented his commanding officer.
Upon discharge, August attended and graduated from Wharton County Junior College. After college, he went to work for ALCOA in Point Comfort, Texas where he worked for 46 ½ years as a master electrician until his retirement.
August was a devout Christian and member of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church in Ganado from childhood and throughout his entire life. He also served as aid to the priests during his time with the US Navy.
He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, American Legion, and the Instrument Society of America. August enjoyed hunting, camping, and just about any outdoor activity.
After retirement, August worked equally as hard doing charity work for the Church, family and friends. He enjoyed nothing more than helping others, always learning and keeping up with the latest technology, sharing his knowledge as well as stories from his past.
He also spent time helping in the care for abandoned and abused animals through the animal rescue charity founded by his daughter. It was not only humans that benefited from his incredibly generous and giving nature.
His presence in so many lives will be sincerely missed.
Visitation will be Tuesday, April 23, 2013 from 5 to 8 pm at the Ganado Funeral Home with the Rosary beginning at 7pm. Services will be Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at 10:00am at the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church in Ganado with Father Michael Lyons officiating. Interment in Assumption Catholic Cemetery. Military honors by Ganado American Legion Post.
The family respectfully requests that any memorials be made to the Assumption Catholic Church of Ganado.
Ganado Funeral Home, 361-771-2120.