Richard Martin Janczak

Funeral services for Richard Martin Janczak, 69, of Needville, TX, are set for 10:30 AM Friday, November 15, 2019, at St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church, 9122 Church Street, Needville, TX 77461, with Rev. Mirjam Haas-Melchior officiating. Burial will follow in Needville Public Cemetery.

Visitation will be 5 — 8:00 PM Thursday, November 14, 2019, at St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church, Needville, TX.

Richard was born July 5, 1950, in Richmond, TX, to Steven Martin Janczak and Gladys Delores Hurta Janczak. He died November 10, 2019, in Houston, TX. During the Vietnam War, Richard served in the US Army. He worked at Hudson Products for 15 years, and he owned and operated American Wholesale Lumber Yard. Richard was a member of St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church in Needville, TX, Masonic Lodge #817/East Bernard, SPJST Lodge #81, DAV Chapter 233 of Fort Bend County, and a lifetime member of the Fort Bend County Fair Association. He enjoyed hunting, and he enjoyed his dogs.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Steven and Gladys Janczak; grandparents, Joe and Lillie Hurta and Mary Anna and Alex Janczak; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Raymond Clyde and Margaret Louise Couch.

Survivors include his wife of 15 years, Peggy Louise Couch Janczak; stepchildren, Angela Rios and husband Joe, Jason Dowling, and Joshua Dowling and wife, Desirae; sister, Laura Rodgers and husband, Martin; brother, Rodney Janczak and wife, Kaye; numerous grandchildren, nieces and nephews, and a host of friends.

Memorials may be given in his memory to St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church, 9122 Church Street/Needville, TX 77461, to American Legion #271, 4520 Highway 36 South/Rosenberg, TX 77471, or to DAV Chapter 233 of Fort Bend County, 12300 Parc Crest Drive, Stafford, TX 77477.

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Services are under the direction of Garmany & Carden Funeral Directors, 3103 School Street, Needville, TX 77461 (979)793-4515.

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