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Buzek, Cyril, Sr. (1922-1958)

Buzek, Cyril, Sr. (1922-1958)
Historical Note
Cyril Buzek was born on July 5, 1922, in Ellinger, Fayette County, Texas. His parents were Joe and Celia Shimek Buzek. Celia’s parents were born in Czechoslovakia. Cyril had younger sisters Judith and Leona, also called Babs. His family lived on a farm near Lane City, Texas. Cyril enlisted in the U. S. Navy on January 18, 1945, and attended boot camp at Camp Peary, near Williamsburg, Virginia. He was shipped out to Panama in July 1945, where he was stationed at various sites until his discharge in July 1946. He trained as a tinsmith in Panama and eventually attained the rank of Metal Smith Third Class. Back in Texas, Cyril worked as a laborer in the carpentry business. He married Averill Hoffman, and they had three children in the mid-1950s, Averill, Cyril, and Joe George. Cyril Sr. suffered a coronary occlusion and died on October 19, 1958, at his home near Wharton, Texas. His family had an official military marker placed at his gravesite in the Wharton City Cemetery.






Note Author
Del Moore, SCRC volunteer

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Records or Manuscript Collections
Cyril Buzek, Sr. Papers, 1945-1946