obit: Eugene J. Balajka
EUGENE J. BALAJKA
PORT LAVACA - Eugene J. Balajka, 75, of Port Lavaca passed away September 16, 2013. He was born July 22, 1938 in Shiner to the late Louis and Christine Balajka. He was a retired Banker, member of Our Lady of the Gulf Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus.
He is survived by his wife, Gloria K Balajka; daughter, Sandra Rudellat and husband, Jim; son, Michael Balajka and wife, Teresa; sister, Adela Janisch; grandchildren, Samantha, Michala and Gavin Balajka, and Peyton and Morgan Rudellat.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Christine Balajka; father, Louis Balajka; step-mother, Barbara Balajka; sister, Georgia Hybner and husband, Benny and brother-in-law, Eldon Janisch.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, Sept 17, 2013 from 6-7 p.m. with a rosary to be recited at 7 p.m. at Richardson-Colonial Funeral Home. Funeral Mass will be Wednesday, Sept 18, 2013 at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of the Gulf Catholic Church with Father Tommy Chen officiating. Interment will follow in Six Mile Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Leonard Korenek and nephews, Paul, Mark and David Hybner, Leo Jahn and Chris Hodges. Honorary Pallbearers will be nephews, Rodney Korczynski, Steve Korczynski, Darryl Culpepper, John Culpepper, Lucus Kabela and Carson Kabela.
In lieu of customary remembrances, the family requests with gratitude that gifts in Mr. Balajka's memory be directed to Hospice of South Texas, Six Mile Cemetery Association or Our Lady of the Gulf Catholic Church.
Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.richardsoncolonial.com.