Lewinski, Richard

Deacon Richard Robert Lewinski finished his life of service on October 21, 2014.

Richard was born to Clarence C. and Mary Jane Lewinski on April 22, 1947 in Toledo, Lucas County; Ohio. He was the second- born of four brothers.  He was a Vietnam veteran who served with the U.S. Marine Corps.  He traveled to Texas in 1969 to meet his pen pal, Maria Dahlia Garcia, whom he married in 1970.

Richard joined the Corpus Christi Police Department in 1971 and served Corpus Christi for thirty-three years. He retired as a Captain.  He was also a member of Corpus Christi Police Officers Association and Retired Police Association.  Richard’s greatest pleasure in this life was proclaiming God’s Word on Earth.  On November 8, 2008, Richard was ordained as a Deacon for the Roman Catholic Church in the Diocese of Corpus Christi.  He was assigned and served in his home parish of St. Peter, Prince of the Apostles Catholic Church in Annaville; Corpus Christi, Texas.  Richard  was a Deacon who recognized Jesus Christ in the people he encountered on a daily basis.  Richard frequently said that we should not fear Death, but fear offending God.   The troubled should turn to God, not to drink.  He tried to live his life this way.

He valued family life deeply. He was a loving husband  and father.  Mourning his loss are his wife of forty-four years, Dahlia Lewinski;  seven children, Gabriel J., Patrick T. (Kelly), Clarence E. (Krystal), Christi N. (William Russell), Benjamin P., Matthew H. (Teri), and Andrew X. Lewinski; fourteen grandchildren, Nathan Vera, Nicholas Savage, Lauren Vera, Allison Vera, Tiffany Pena, Alex Dove, Magdalene, Logan, Lucia, Lilliana, Lyla, Andrew (A.J.), Baby Lewinski, Augustus and Daphne Russell and great grandchild, Audrey Nance.

Also in mourning are brothers, Clarence (Diane), Rudy (Anna), Harry (Connie) Lewinski; fourteen nieces and nephews and various great nieces and nephews.

Viewing will be at Sawyer-George Funeral Home on 12497 Leopard Street on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 from 10 AM until 2 PM.

The Rosary will be recited at St. Peter, Prince of the Apostles Catholic Church at 7:30 P.M. Wednesday, October 29, 2014.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Peter, Prince of the Apostles Catholic Church on Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 10:30 A.M.

Interment with full military honors we be at the Coastal Bend State Veterans Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be his sons and son-in-law.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Peter Vocation Fund or the Cancer Society. Masses will also be deeply appreciated by the family.