Condolences

Our deepest sympathies go to the family and friends of Gary M. Emanuel, who passed away on Monday, January 28, 2019.

Gary was born on October 26, 1943.  In high school, he was a star athlete and Valedictorian. He attended Sam Houston State University where he graduated with a Master of Arts. Gary taught Chemistry at Central Campus for over 40 years, and was a well-recognized professor. Gary was full of sarcasm and humor even as his health declined. He never met anyone he didn’t help and was always making others laugh and smile. He was an incredible marksman and had a passion for fast cars.

Gary is survived by his daughters, who he said were his greatest accomplishments: Jade Emanuel of League City, TX; Amber Pring and husband, Daniel ,of Seabrook, TX; 3 grandsons: Lucas, Bradley and Brody Pring; sisters: Jeri Lynn Marsh and Sherrill Huff and husband Brice. Gary was preceded in death by his sister, Gaylord Warren.

A Celebration of Life was held in Seabrook, TX on Friday, February, 1, 2019.

Gary retired from San Jacinto College on May 31, 2011.


Our deepest sympathies go to Patricia Reho on the recent passing of her brother, John Bernard Reho, Jr. John passed away on February 1, 2019 at the age of 60. He was born on December 10, 1958, to John Bernard Sr. and Rosa Reho.

John is a 1977 graduate of Deer Park High school. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Film Making and a Master of Arts in Literature from University of Houston Clear Lake. John was a part-time English professor at the South campus until May 2018; he was passionate about teaching. He was a proud member of St. Hyacinth Roman Catholic Church; he enjoyed being a Reader and Extraordinary Minister. John was a 4th degree Knights of Columbus. He enjoyed spending his time writing poetry, and collecting and restoring antique radios.

He is survived by his wife, Laurie Frances Reho; mother, Rosa Belle Reho; and sister, Patricia Ann Reho. John was preceded in death by his father, John Bernard Reho, Sr.

Patricia Reho is a College Prep Math Professor at South campus.


Our deepest sympathies go to Maria Pena on the recent passing of her brother, Mario Lopez Marroquin; who passed away on Friday, January 25, 2019.

Mario was born on December 2,1957 in Monterrey, Mexico, to Mario and Concepcion Lopez. He was a 1978 graduate of Austin High School in Houston. Mario later earned an Associate’s degree in Cosmetology.

Maria Pena is an Administrative Assistant for the CPD site registration office at North Campus.


Our deepest sympathies go to Lt. Allen Pigeon on the recent passing of his mother, Kay Pigeon. Kay passed away in her sleep on Sunday morning, February 24, 2019, at the age of 83.

Born in Ft. Worth, TX, on April 24, 1935, to Joy and Rusty Clark, Kay lived in several cities in Texas as her family moved around the state with the burgeoning Texas oil industry.

Kay survived the explosion of the SS Grandcamp on April 16, 1947, in Texas City, TX where she was living at the time with her favorite aunt, Moena Blocker, a longtime Texas City educator. She attended the University of Tulsa where she met Lee. They married in 1955 and moved to Longview, TX. Kay was a teacher and worked in several doctor and dental offices in Longview over many years. She was one of the founders of the Humane Society of East Texas and served as the organization’s first shelter director. In retirement, Kay enjoyed ceramics, scrap booking and card making.

Kay is survived by her sons, Berkley, Jr. of Aurora, CO, Allen and his wife Vanessa of Houston, TX, and daughter, Gail of Pantego, TX; also by six grandchildren and several very close friends who will miss her kind heart and abundant energy.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 16, 2019, at 2 p.m., at Trinity Episcopal Church in Longview, TX. A reception for family and friends will follow in Fellowship Hall.

Trinity Episcopal Church
906 Padon St.
Longview, TX 75601

Allen Pigeon is a lieutenant for the Police Department.