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In Memory of

Robert Henry Chovanec

February 15, 1926 - September 9, 2017

Obituary


Robert H. Chovanec



Sept. 9, 2017





Robert Chovanec or “Mr. Chovanec” as he was known by many was a long-time resident of the West Dallas area for more than 63 years. He was born in the Central Texas town of Temple, and his parents moved to the area in 1943.



He was inducted into the Army on May 5, 1944 at Camp Wolters, Texas. His recollection of that day was humorous as he did not know that he was being drafted until he got to downtown...

Robert H. Chovanec



Sept. 9, 2017





Robert Chovanec or “Mr. Chovanec” as he was known by many was a long-time resident of the West Dallas area for more than 63 years. He was born in the Central Texas town of Temple, and his parents moved to the area in 1943.



He was inducted into the Army on May 5, 1944 at Camp Wolters, Texas. His recollection of that day was humorous as he did not know that he was being drafted until he got to downtown and was immediately put on a bus to Camp Wolters.



As a young man, he had a passion for airplanes. He earned his pilot’s license and flew Piper Cubs. His first career involved overhauling airplane engines. He, eventually, could identify planes by simply listening to the sound of the engine or seeing the belly of the plane. Later in life, his hobby became building model planes which he proudly displayed in his home.



The US Postal Service provided Daddy with his 2nd career opportunity which lasted eleven years until the time of his retirement. He had fond memories of his times there - especially the occasions to attend the University of Oklahoma in Norman to advance in his career.



Most importantly, Robert (Daddy) was a man of great faith. He lived his religion throughout his life. On his way to work in the Love Field area, he would stop at Our Lady of Perpetual Help and attend mass. When his children were at St. Mary of Carmel, he would take them to church a 2nd time on holy days of obligation even when he knew that they had already attended mass during the day. His saying would always be, “It’s not going to hurt you to go again”. He gave freely of his time – always working on the kneelers at St Mary of Carmel among many other tasks. Mr. Chovanec was never one to say “no” when it came to doing for the church or the school. He ran the “Fish Pond” during Jamaicas or Carnivals at St. Mary’s and was a member of the Holy Name Society.



His family has been fortunate to have him for so many years. He will truly be missed, but we know that he is now with his “Love Love” (tender name given to his wife Adelaide). May God welcome him into his Heavenly home.