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“Ruby, I offer my sincere condolences to you and your family for the loss of your husband. Thinking about you and keeping you and your family in...Read More »
1 of 5 | Posted by: Beverly (Bruno) James - Gonzales, LA

“May God bless and comfort you and your family with His peace. You are in our prayers and thoughts. ”
2 of 5 | Posted by: Milton and DIane Rejcek - TX

“Ruby and Family- Our condolences to you all at this time of your loss. We are sending our prayers. May God wrap His arms around you continuing to...Read More »
3 of 5 | Posted by: Sylvia Yackel and Family - TX

“I am so sorry about the loss of Mr. Zbranek. He was a lot of fun to work with when he was employed at Tidehaven. I know he will be missed. ”
4 of 5 | Posted by: Janet Richardson - TX

“Dear Ruby and family, We are so sorry to hear of Emil's passing. I have so enjoyed knowing Emil and working with him during our Bossley Dryer years...Read More »
5 of 5 | Posted by: Diana Mathis, John Dickerson and Sidonia Vaclavik - TX


Emil W. Zbranek of Bay City died March 6, 2013 at the age of 80. He was born on July 13, 1932 in Wharton County to the late Emil A. and Mary Kubecka Zbranek. He worked at the Rice Dryers in Bay City and El Campo for 28 years before retiring, then he worked 13 years in the maintenance dept for Tidehaven ISD. He was an Army Veteran.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years Ruby Adams Zbranek of Bay City; sons Chris Zbranek of Pasadena, CA, Jeff Zbranek and wife Patricia of Blessing, Brian Zbranek of Austin, and Nathan Zbranek and wife Michelle of Bay City; brothers Sylvester Zbranek and wife Patricia of El Campo, Anton Zbranek and wife Jo Ann of Pierce, and Andrew Zbranek of El Campo; sister Mary Ann Smith and husband Lewis of Bay City; and five grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Alice Supak and brothers William and Joe Zbranek.

Visitation will be 12:00 noon to 6:00 pm Thursday, March 7, 2013 at Triska Funeral Home. The funeral Mass will be 10:00 am Friday, March 8, 2013 at Holy Cross Church with Rev. Greg Korenek officiating. A parish rosary will precede the services at 9:30 am in the church. Graveside services with full military honors will be 2:00 pm Friday at St. John Catholic Cemetery in Taiton under auspices of the American Legion Post 251.

Pallbearers are Chris Zbranek, Jeff Zbranek, Brian Zbranek, Nathan Zbranek, Steve Morales, and Jerome Vacek. Honorary pallbearers are Jared Zbranek, Josh Zbranek, Hayden Zbranek, Ethan Zbranek, Jayden Montague, and Brian Galow.

Memorial donations in memory of Emil W. Zbranek may be made to Holy Cross Church, Holy Cross School or Our Lady of Guadalupe Church.