Jerome Louis Korenek, age 81, passed away at Cypress Woods Nursing Home in Angleton on June 13, 2019. 

He was born Oct. 15, 1937 in Taiton to Emil and Annie (Scotka) Korenek and was the oldest of six children.  

He is survived by his second wife Elizabeth Byrne Korenek and four children from his first marriage to JoAnn Sikora Foehner and their four children: Dr. Nancy Korenek Leveque (Andre), Chris A. Korenek (Denise), Phillip K. Korenek (Camille) and Jerri Lynne Roberts (Bill), and four grandchildren. He is also survived by brothers Edward Korenek (Roseanne), Lawrence Korenek (Cathy), Junior Korenek (Donna), Dennis Korenek (Carol) and a brother-in-law Wayne Marek, along with many nieces and nephews.  

Jerome attended El Campo High School from 1952 to 1956 and played for the Ricebirds’ football team. He later entered the Air Force in April 1958 and was enlisted for eight years. Jerome later became a hydraulic engineer and went on to have his own business. Jerome’s special interests and hobbies were woodworking, horses, his dogs and shooting. He left a big impression on all who met him.

Memorial services will be held on Friday, July 26 at American Heritage Funeral Home, 10710 Veterans Memorial Drive, Houston, 77038 at 10:15 a.m. A committal service will be held at 11:30 a.m. at Houston National Cemetery, 10410 Veterans Memorial Drive, Houston, 77038.