obit: Arnold C. Cmerek
Funeral services for Arnold C. Cmerek, 50, a resident of Galveston for the past five months, will be at 9:30 a.m. Friday in Calvary Cemetery.
Justice of the Peace James L. McKenna Thursday afternoon ruled suicide in the death of Arnold Cmerek, 51, whose body was found washed up on the beach at the end of 25th Street Thursday morning.
Cmerek was reported missing Aug. 22 by his son Rudy Cmerek, 27, 5113 Ave. O ½.
Police officers … said Cmerek had a clothesline bound tightly around his waist. Officials speculated Cmerek had weighted himself down with the wire. McKenna said no signs of violence were found.
Cmerek was born Dec. 8, 1913 in Granger, Texas. He was a truck driver and was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Taylor, Texas.
Survivors include two sons, Rudolph A. Cmerek of Galveston and Arnold C. Cmerek Jr., of Taylor; a brother, Willie Cmerek of Granger, and three grandchildren.
The Galveston News, Friday, August 28, 1964
Submitted by Rosemary Ermis