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Charlie I. Pesak

Memorial for Charlie I. Pesak

Born on Feb. 27, 1926
Departed on Jun. 12, 2015 and resided in Needville, TX. .
Visitation: Monday, Jun. 15, 2015
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Service: Tuesday, Jun. 16, 2015
10:00 am
Cemetery: Greenlawn Memorial Park
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Charlie Pesak was born on February 27, 1926 to Innocenc and Albina Pesak at Damon Mound, Brazoria County, Texas.

He departed from this world on June 12, 2015 at home surrounded by family at the age of 89 to be with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Charlie lived in Needville with his wife, Joyce where they were active participants in the community.

He attended school until fifth grade when he "hung up his book satchel". After that, he helped on his parent's farm raising animals and crops. When extra money was needed for the family, he worked at a dairy farm in Alvin making $2 a day. He loved hunting, fishing, and frogging.

Charlie performed his patriotic duty by serving in the U.S. Army 7th Infantry Division from September 15, 1944 through November 3, 1946. He was stationed in the Philippines. He was a #1 scout. He braved "Purple Heart Canyon" where #2 scout, Richard, volunteered to advance first. Richard was killed and Charlie sustained a shrapnel wound. It was called "Purple Heart Canyon" due to the overwhelming number of men wounded in combat. Charlie never received a purple heart because the medic, who treated him, was going to make a report about the wound but was killed before he could do so.

After being released from the army, Charlie returned to the Alvin dairy farm, where he made $5 per day. He worked for a time as a mechanic for his Uncle Joe Zubik in Katy. He went to work for Fort Bend County for a short stint before going to work for Texas Gulf Sulphur Company in 1949 in New Gulf where he moved from carpentry to roughneck to pipe gang pusher and ultimately into a field shop with heavy equipment where he operated bulldozers and drag lines retiring after 33 years. He also drilled water wells, with his wife Joyce as his main helper and his family, and had a farm of his own.

Charlie was always a gracious host, willing to swap jokes and participate in parties.

Charlie was a member of the Needville St. Paul's Presbyterian Church, VFW Post 3903 Rosenberg, the NRA, SPJST Lodge 81 of Needville, and the American Legion Post 0271 Rosenberg.

He was a devoted family man. Charlie was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, an awesome uncle and friend who will be lovingly missed.

Charlie is survived by his wife of 63 years, Joyce Pesak, his sisters, Sylvia McLelland and Ellen Gaidosik. His children: Evelyn Durflinger and husband Denny, David Pesak, Joan Horky and husband Ray, Nancy Kopecky and her husband Matt, Marie Turner and her husband A.J., Linda Allard and her husband Robert, 17 Grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and other family members.

He is preceded in death by his parents Innocenc and Albina Pesak, his brothers: Joe and Martin Pesak, his sister: Evelyn Gaidosik, and his daughter-in-law Donna Pesak. Charlie loved his church family, attending church and participating in various church functions.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m., Monday, June 15, 2015 at St. Paul's Presbyterian Church in Needville.

The funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at St. Paul's Presbyterian Church in Needville with Reverend Charles Teykl officiating. Interment with full military honors will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park in Rosenberg.

Memorials may be made in Charlie's name to St. Paul's Presbyterian Church.

Tributes and words of condolence may be left for the family at

Arrangements are under the direction of Davis-Greenlawn Funeral Home, 3900 B.F. Terry Blvd., (Hwy 59 South @ FM 2218) in Rosenberg, Texas 77471, Phone: 281-341-8800.


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