Current Obituaries

Donaciano "Don" R. Gomez

Donaciano The Houston music scene lost a true giant when Donaciano R. "Don" Gomez passed away in hospice care at the age of 91 after a brief illness. For nearly five decades, Don was one of the most active, best-known, and well-liked concert bookers, promoters, and artist managers in the region. He is perhaps best known for his tenure as the owner/manager of the fabled Rockefeller's nightclub from 1980-1994, and had previously owned a talent agency. ... (more)

Gilbert Gertner

Gilbert Gertner Gilbert Gertner passed away peacefully on June 10, 2016, surrounded by family. Gil was born on March 26, 1925, in the Bronx, to Celia (nee Sultan) and Isadore Gertner, and was the youngest of four children. He was raised in New York, moving to New Jersey to start his family with Mildred, then to Houston in 1964 when his business interests led there. He was known as a jokester by all who knew him... young and old. Gil could entertain a... (more)

Richard John Ling

Richard John Ling Richard John Ling, born on March 24, 1948, in Ipswich, England, died tragically in Caucagua, Venezuela, on Tuesday, May 24, 2016. Richard was preceded in death by his son, Benjamin Ling. Richard is survived by his wife, Margaret; their children, Matthew Ling and Christina Ling McAllister and their spouses Traci Burkhalter Ling and Douglas McAllister; grandchildren Henry Ling, Penelope Ling, Eric Ling, Will McAllister, and Jamie McAllister;... (more)

David Leon Cleboski

David Leon Cleboski David Leon Cleboski, born March 16, 1945, in Houston, Tx, passed away at his home in Spring, Tx, on Sunday April 24, 2016, after a long battle with Primary Lateral Sclerosis. Preceeded in death by his father, Frank John Cleboski, and mother, Vashti Spruill Cleboski, and survived by his wife, Verlin, daughters Lara and Kim, sons Keenon and David, and 3 grandchildren. A graduate of St Thomas University, David was an avid outdoorsman who loved... (more)

Gena Odell Still

Gena Odell Still Gena Odell Still died peacefully and surrounded by her family on April 24, 2016 in Houston, Texas. Gena was born on December 14, 1943 at Fort Benning, Georgia, to Camillus Lee Odell and Frances Sellers Odell. She is survived by her son, Charles Henry Still, Jr. and wife, Michele Barth Still; daughter, Kathryn Still Wilson and husband, Stephen Glenn Wilson; grandchildren Anna Kathryn Still, Henry Grant Still and George Odell Still, all of... (more)

William "Bill" Thomas Boyd

William A memorial celebration honoring the life of Bill will be held on Wednesday, April 13, 2016, from 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., at Joseph J. Earthman Generations, 234 Westcott Street, Houston, Texas. (more)

Bernice Syzdek

Bernice Syzdek Bernice Syzdek, born August 30, 1939 in Houston, TX to Christine and William (Bill) Bashinski, passed away on Saturday, March 26, 2016, in Houston, TX. Bernice Syzdek was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her loving husband, Cleo Frank Syzdek; children, Terrie Mattern and husband Glen Mattern of Houston, TX., Melisa Janda and husband Gary Janda of Houston, TX. John Syzdek and wife Melissa Syzdek of Houston, TX.,... (more)

Isabella "Izzy" Marie Kubiak

Isabella Isabella was born August 17, 2011 fighting for the chance at life. She fought bravely for 4 years until her tiny heart could no longer keep up. She left this world on March 23, 2016 to finally get the rest she needed and very much deserved. To know Isabella was to love her. She inspired bravery, love, and courage to all those around her. She will be terribly missed, especially by her brothers Jakub and Jayden. A viewing and visitation... (more)

Gerard Kendall

Gerard Kendall GERARD DUDLEY KENDALL, 66, passed away on March 5, 2016, in Los Alamos, New Mexico. He was born on November 9, 1949, in Houston, Texas, the son of William T. Kendall and Loretta M. DuBois. He is survived by his wife, two sons and daughter-in-law, a daughter and son-in-law, seven grandchildren and four siblings. Services will be held in Houston, Texas, on Wednesday, March 16, 2016. A Rosary will be recited at 9:00 a.m. at St. Theresa... (more)

Charles A. Bayens

Charles A. Bayens Charles A. Bayens, known to his friends and family as "Chuck", born November 15, 1938 in Chicago, Illinois to Carl and Agnes Bayens, died on Wednesday, March 2, 2016, in Houston, Texas. Chuck was preceded in death by his nurturing mother, Agnes Bayens, and generous father, Carl Bayens. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Carol Lecker Bayens, who he met at a mixer at the College of Notre Dame of Maryland. From their blessed and... (more)