Edwin William Makowski
Nov. 29, 1928 - Dec. 2, 2017
Edwin William Makowski, lovingly known as "Ed", passed away on December 2, 2017 in Robinson, Texas at the age of 89, having succumbed to lung cancer. A memorial service is scheduled for December 27, at 11 a.m., at Central United Methodist Church, 5740 Bagby Ave in Waco.
Ed was born in Lexington, TX to Edwin Walter and Bertha Florence Makowski. He attended LaVega Schools in Bellmead, TX and then Baylor University, where he received a BA degree. He served four years in the air force, then returned to Waco and joined his father in Mac's Garage, an auto repair shop. Ed and his first wife, Laura, were married at Sparks Memorial United Methodist Church in Bellmead, TX in 1956. He and his father became GMC Truck dealers and then started M&M Truck Lease in 1970. Ed sold the business and moved to Edinburg, TX in 1990. He married Ann McNallen in 1991. After a few months of leisure, Ed and Ann started a new enterprise, A&E Truck Parts, which was sold seven years later. Ed then became a substitute teacher for McAllen and Mission school districts and served as Chairman of the Cimarron Homeowners Association Architectural Committee. After Ann's death in 2015, Ed moved back to McLennan County, residing in Robinson until his death. Ed had a long and fruitful interest in the genealogy of the German Texans of which he was a part, documenting over 90,000 names in his GerTex tree on Ancestry.com. He was a master at Bridge and Scrabble but enjoyed games of all types.
Ed is survived by his son, Mike and wife, Donna, of Waco, TX; his son, Andy and wife, Carole, of Kingsport, TN; his step-children, Pam Albrecht, Karen McNallen, Dean McNallen, and Dale McNallen, along with their spouses, children, and grandchildren; his sister, Frances SoRelle of Richardson, TX; his nieces, nephews, and a host of loving friends.
Memorials may be made to Central United Methodist Church Music Ministries (cumcwaco.com) or the Central Texas Choral Society (centraltexaschoralsociety.org) - organizations which Ed loved and passionately supported.
Thoughts and memories may be shared at www.LakeShoreFH.com.