EDGAR (Eddie) PYLE, 90, PASSED AWAY PEACEFULLY ON OCT 6, 2008 IN PORTLANDTEXAS UNDER THE WATCHFUL EYES OF HIS FAMILY at the Coastal PalmsTrisunCareCenter.
EDDIE WAS BORN IN BEDIAS, TX ON DEC 2, 1917. He MOVED TO GALVESTON IN 1940 AND RETIRED AFTER 42 YEARS OF FAITHFIUL, DEDICATED SERVICE AT TODD’S SHIPYARDS. He had MOST RECENTLY MOVED TO Corpus Christi for health care reasons.
Eddie WAS AN LONG-TERM FOUNDING MEMBER OF ST PETER THE APOSTLE CHURCH IN GALVESTON AND A MEMBER OF THEIR MEN’S CLUB AND WAS MOST INSTRUMENTAL IN INSTALLING THE MASSIVE CHURCH ORGAN SEVERAL DECADES AGO. HE WAS A 3rd DEGREE MEMBER OF MSGR. KIRWIN COUNCIL # 787, KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUSAND A 4th DEGREE MEMBER OF THE MSGR. KIRWIN ASSEMBLY. Eddie WAS AN ACTIVE LONG-TERM MEMBER OF THE ‘ROOSTERS’ SOCIAL CLUB.
EDDIE WAS PREECEDED IN DEATH BY HIS PARENTS, George Thomas and Sally Pyle; his first wife: Loretta Irene Pyle; and many brothers and sisters.
Survivors include his wife of 28 years, Bonnie Tabaracci Pyle, of Galveston; Daughters, Linda and Charlie Trefflich of Portland, TX; Sharon and Wayne Finley of Lake Oswego, OR; and Frances and Ted Kirchem of Ft. Worth, TX; grandchildren: Dina Martin of The Woodlands, TX; John Finley of Liberty Lake, WA; Taylor Finley of Beaverton, OR; Steven Kirchem of Cleveland, TN; Karen Hallmark of Grapevine, TX; Toni Duncan of Ft. Worth, TX; Chris Kirchem of N. Richland Hills, TX; and Missy Oujesky of Weatherford, TX.
Pallbearers will be Taylor Finley, Greg Lera, Jordan Lera, Gerald (Bubba) Adams, Mike Martin, and Charles Trefflich, Jr.
Honorary Pallbearers will be Robert Cardenas, Eddie Janek, Sr., Tom Lera, Sr. and Frank Macaluso, Sr.
Services will be held on Friday, October 10th, at Queen of Peace Catholic Church, 1224 Cedar, La Marque, TX77568. Visitors will be received from 10:00 – 11:00 am with a Funeral Mass at 11:00 am. Burial will follow the service at GalvestonMemorial Park in Hitchcock.
His daughters wish to extend special thanks to the people at TrisunCoastalPalmsCareCenter and to the people at Lighthouse Hospice.
Memorials may be made to St. Peter the ApostleChurch, 1804 69th Street, Galveston, TX77551, to help with the hurricane church restoration