Final Goodbye to Eric Lemberski

Our deepest sympathy

to the family of

Eric Lemberski

who passed away

on January 4, 2024

He will be missed

by his family, friends

and the Polish community

in Houston.

There will be a Vigil held at Waltrip Funeral Home on Monday, January 15th at 5 pm with a rosary at 6 pm.

The funeral will start with mass at Our Lady of Częstochowa at 11 am on Tuesday, January 16th followed by his final rest at Forest Park Westheimer Cemetery at 1 pm. A wake immediately following at the Cemetery Reception Hall.

In loving memory of Eric Lemberski, who gained his wings
and went to be with the Lord and his angels on January 4th, 2024.

Eric was the youngest of four children, born in Krzyzkowice, Poland on August 1st, 1943, and split his time growing up in Wlodzislaw Slaski. He was a soldier in the Polish Navy, and in 1966 when returning from Egypt and docked in the German Federal Republic, made a life changing decision to jump ship. He was shot at, but made it to the German Police Station to seek help. He lived in an Asylum Seeking Camp (obóz wychowawczy) where he washed American cars for 6 months. In 1967 he received paperwork and permission to leave for America, where he settled in New Britain, Connecticut. He received his first job as a machinist at Fabryka Budney (Budney Industries). Eric traveled a lot while living in America and found himself in Texas in 1970. He returned to Connecticut in ’73 where he met his future wife, Grace. They married on July 6th, 1974, moved to Texas and in a few years welcomed their daughters Sylvia and Jennifer, and their son, Allen (Aj). Eric was a very skilled and devoted machinist. He once purchased a non-functioning tractor and bulldozer and completely restored them, including the screws that he made himself using titanium and other metals. He never was ready to retire, but he did around 2008 from his last place of work, Knust. 

Eric will always be remembered for his dedicated work ethic, slow and steady wins the race approach to life, and deep faith in God. He is survived and will be missed by his loving wife, Grace Lemberski, their children Sylvia, Jennifer (Krystian) and Aj. He is also survived by his grandchildren Mila, Alek and Leo. He is remembered by many family and friends in Poland, Germany, France, and throughout the Houston, Texas area.