Pete “Uncle Pete” Balcerowicz, 96, passed away Sunday, July 7, 2019. Pete was born May 18, 1923 in Brenham, Texas to Steve and Rosa Balcerowicz. Pete served in the Army during World War II where he received several medals. He is a member of the VFW Post 581 and St. Ambrose Catholic Church. He is preceded in death by his siblings; Steve, Max, Stanley, and Lucille Bronikowski, nephew, Stanley Balcerowicz Jr. and niece, Mary Ann Bronikowski. Pete is survived by nephews; Larry Bronikowski, and Michael Balcerowicz, nieces; Evelyn Rosenbaum, Debby Garst and Betty Matthews, and several great nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends Sunday, July 14, 4PM – 6PM at Heights Funeral Home. A rosary will be recited at 5pm that evening. Funeral Service is scheduled for Monday, 10AM, at St. Ambrose Catholic Church, 4213 Mangum Rd., Houston, Texas 77092. Interment will follow at Forest Park Westheimer Cemetery.
Although Houston was Pete’s home, he enjoyed many visits to Beasley with brother, Steve and wife Rose. Pete kept up with Needville’s growth and revisited the farm of his youth. Pete joined Steve and Rose on many trips in the US and Canada. Pete enjoyed gaming and was a fierce competitive domino player! His lifetime spanned a period of enormous change. Pete adjusted to the big city life. He was devoted to family and friends. He was by their side in difficult times, sickness, even death. May his care and devotion on earth find a lasting reward in heaven.