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Jaworek, Henry A.

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July 29, 1920 - March 8, 2015

Jaworek, Henry A.

A celebratory memorial mass for Henry A. Jaworek, age 94, of Plano, TX will be held at 11:00 A.M., Monday, March 16, 2015 at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church located at 2700 W. Spring Creek Pkwy, Plano, TX 75023. A Committal service with military honors will be held at 2:00 P.M., the same day at Dallas-Ft Worth National Cemetery.

Henry passed away peacefully at home on March 8, 2015. He was born on July 29, 1920 in Detroit, MI to the late Francis and Anelia Jaworek (nee:Kazmareck) but spent his childhood in Erie, PA. He proudly served our country in the US Marine Corps as a Raider II. He lived the majority of his life in Buffalo, NY where he was the owner and operator of the “Ellicott Square Parking Lot” and also worked for Linde Air.

He and his wife, Dorothy (nee:Zagar), who survives him, moved to Plano,TX in 1982 where he retired from EDS.  He is also survived by his daughters, Anita Endres and husband, Michael of Parker, CO, Brenda Cottone of Plano, TX, Deborah Walsh and husband, Tom of Kenmore, NY and Christine Hanley and husband, Jim of Angola, NY; precious grandchildren, Alex, Reaghan, Ben, Brandon, Chanel, Ethan, Lauren, Evan, Hunter, Madison, Luke, and Hollie; and one great-granddaughter, Jaelynn; he is also survived by his brothers, Edmund Jaworek of Port Charlotte, FL and Stephen Jaworek and wife, Lynda of Angola, NY as well as sister, Helen Blazek of Erie, PA.

He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings, Sophie, Loretta and Chester.

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Brenda Jaworek Cottone

April 10, 2015 6:03PM

To my previous father, teacher and hero. I miss you more than anyone can know, down to the core of my very being. To say we were unprepared for our dear Lord to take you would be a huge understatement. From the time I was a young girl I remember always being by your side, mowing the lawn, fixing the cars or building something out of what others would have thrown away. In your older years, I loved and cherished each and every day I cared for you and prayed I was making your life happy and comforable.
Dad, I hope I made you proud, I hope that I told you often enough how much I loved you. You have left a huge void in mom's and my life that no one can ever fill. Our hearts are empty and broken without you, but we are comforted in knowing you are basking in all of God's eternal glory! When I see you again, I will give you the biggest hug ever and never let go. I love you, love you, love you, miss you, miss you, miss you....
You loving daughter, brenda

Anita Endres

March 23, 2015 11:53AM

Thanks so much to all of you who extended wishes, cards, flowers to our family upon Dad's death. We appreciate your prayers and support more than you know as we navigate this time of grieving. We also are leaning upon the Lord as He promises to "bind up the brokenhearted." (Is 61:1) Praying God's blessings overflow to all or you as well!

Linda Trousdale

March 17, 2015 8:48PM

Ryan and I will always remember the visits that we had with "Hank" on our way to and from the park. Hank loved sitting outside and he was always happy to show us his hand-made bird houses. We will miss him.

Sherry and Brad Hirschman and family

March 17, 2015 7:45PM

Dear Aunt Dorothy and cousins, You are in our thoughts and prayers during this sad time. Uncle Hank was always so full of life and smiles. Our last memory is of him kicking up his heels at Madison's wedding, expressing so much joy over his beautiful family. He will be greatly missed, but we pray God's comfort will be with Aunt Dorothy and all of you. Love to all!

Bob and Therese Blazek and 5 sons

March 16, 2015 8:13PM

Aunt Dorothy and Cousins: We were so blessed to have Uncle Hank in our lives for 94 years. He will always be remembered as the health nut who would crack our backs, danced like a wild man at Madison's party, and knew how to entertain us all with his smile and humor. God bless you all during this transition from life to everlasting life. Hugs to all from Erie!


March 16, 2015 5:45PM

Dear Aunt Dot and girls: Bill and I were so sorry to hear of Uncle Hank's passing. He always had a good story to tell or advice to give about any ailments you had. We're really glad that we had the chance to visit with him at Madison's wedding a few years ago. I'll always remember the three brothers riding around in a golf cart at Uncle Ed's cottage and arguing about who would drive while mom and Aunt Helen just shook their heads! He certainly livened up the family and truly will be missed. Love to all.

Janice and Bill Cade

March 16, 2015 5:32PM

To Aunt Dot and all the girls: We are so sorry to hear of Uncle Hank's passing. He was always ready with a good story or advice about any ailments you might have! We're glad we got to talk to him at Madison's wedding a few years ago. I'll always remember the three brothers riding in that golf cart at Uncle Ed's lake cottage and arguing about who was going to drive while mom and Aunt Helen just shook their heads! He certainly livened up the whole family and will be missed. Love to all.

Cousin Nancy

March 16, 2015 9:34AM

Aunt Dorothy and my cousins,

I'm so sorry to hear about Uncle Hank. He was always so friendly and loving. Always giving you a big hug when he saw you. And his smile was infection.

One of my last memories of Uncle Hank was a few years ago he and Uncle Vin were here visiting Uncle Ed at Cannadohta Lake. Janice and I toke my mother and Aunt Helen to visit their three brothers. They all had sure a good visit. At one point the brothers started talking about who was in better shape. The next thing we know they are standing up trying to touch their toes. Uncle Hank was insisted that he was in the best shape, and the debate went on. Then my mother. being the oldest sister, told them to all sit down and act their age before someone falls over and gets hurt. But that visit was a real treasure for all 5 of them.

All we have are our memories now of our loved one, but what great memories they are.

Please give a hug to Aunt Dorothy for me.

You all have my deepest sympathy.


Jim and Sandy Blazek

March 15, 2015 6:32PM

Aunt Dorothy and all my cousins: I want to express our condolences for Uncle Hank's passing. Always loved seeing all of you back in the days that you lived in Buffalo. Fortunately we still are connected to Debbie and Chris; and always look forward to Anita's annual updates. Uncle Hank and you will be in our thoughts and prayers. And I'm sure I speak for my mom too.

Jon and Trudee

March 14, 2015 3:27PM

What a privilege and honor it has been to know Hank. We too were fortunate enough to hear many stories and were in awe when he told us about how he became a Marine and what he endured while serving this country during WWII. He was a great neighbor and always looked out for us and imparted much wisdom. He was a very talented man as well. We were fortunate to have one of his creative bird houses he made. During the later years, we would go on walks and see Hank sitting outside enjoying the weather. He would always shout out a hello and often times we would stop and visit to hear some new stories. He will be missed and our condolences go out to Dorothy and his loving family. May God grant you all peace and comfort.

Alan Kilar

March 14, 2015 8:58AM

I have very fond memories of uncle Hank living with us for short time in Detroit Michigan, and visiting him and his family in Buffalo New York. He always had a smile on his face and a good story. For many years I wondered "do marines really eat nails for breakfast" a story he told me many times as a child.
My condolences to Aunt Dorthy, Anita Brenda Chrissy and Debra.
Uncle Hank will continue to live in my fond memories of him and in the stories I have shared with my children and grandchildren about uncle Hank.


March 13, 2015 2:37PM


Rick Watkins

March 13, 2015 1:30PM

I am so sorry for your loss and especially your mother as well. It hurt me alot to hear of Hanks passing. I knew him for 23 years and I loved that man as though he were my relative too. I took many walks along the Park trails with him back when he was able to do so. The high point of our walks for me was being lucky enough to listen to the stories of his life that he shared with me. I didn't want any of them to come to an end and would always try to get just one more story from him even when I knew my work break was long over. They were that special to me. Your father was such a special man. I will always carry those stories and memories with me and Hank will continue to be a part of my life. I considered his friendship to be a privelege and always will. If there is ever anything that I can do for you or your mother please don't hesitate to contact me. May God be with you and your mother during this rough time. Rick Watkins

Patsy Skelnik

March 12, 2015 10:35AM

My heart is broken for this wonderful family. Henry was well liked and very much loved by me and many others that were blessed to know him. Henry had a wonderful ability to tell stories that made you laugh out loud. His absence will be deeply felt by all of us that loved him. I know he is now full of grace and pain free and we will meet again in Gods good time. Loving you always, Patsy❤️

Roy Peyton

March 11, 2015 6:51PM

Hank, you will be missed. You told wonderful stories. I re-lived parts of WWII through your memories. These were good times.