Jimmy "Jim" Beresky Jr. '72 August 17, 2023 11:35 AM updated: September 6, 2023 1:09 PM
Jimmy Karol Beresky, Jr.
February 2, 1950 - August 3, 2023
Jimmy Karol Beresky, Jr. passed away at the San Antonio Methodist Specialty & Transplant Hospital at the age of 73. He was born February 2, 1950, in Mercedes, Texas to Osbelia and Jimmy K Beresky, Sr.
Jim attended Edcouch-Elsa High School where he graduated in 1968. He attended Texas A&M University and graduated with a BS in Petroleum Engineering in 1972. Jim acquired this degree while being a husband; father; held a part-time job and was part of the Texas Aggie Band. A feat that both he and his wife, Catarina, were proud of.
Jimmy was commissioned in the Army USAR QH as a 2nd Lt. He served in the Army and Army reserves for about 2.5 years.
Jim worked as a petroleum Engineer with Dowell/DS in Texas, CNGFD/Dominion in Pittsburgh PA, Saudi Aramco in Saudi Arabia, Oxy in Houston, and Kinder Morgan in Midland Texas. He loved his work and missed it a lot in his retirement years.
Jimmy and his wife retired to Boerne Texas where he was able to maintain beautiful floral gardens, care for his home acreage, care for his beloved pets (Rigby then Cady), be active within the subdivision, and participate in memorial services with the local American Legion. He loved to read all types of books. There were times when he had three books being read at the same time but as his vision got bad he would only read periodically. He maintained his overseas membership with the China Post 1. And, as nearly all of his relatives and friends knew he was a true Aggie, he attended football games and reunions whenever possible.
Jim is preceded in death by both of his parents, Osbelia and Jimmy K Beresky, Sr.
Jimmy is survived by his wife, Catarina of 53 years, his two daughters DeeDee and Denise, and his sister Deborah plus several cousins.
Catarina & Jim knew one another since second grade and started dating their junior year in high school where they graduated in 1968. They married and attended Texas A&M together and both received their degrees in 1972. Jim played the saxophone in the Fighting Texas Aggie Band. He worked part-time in the Engineering Department. His first daughter, DeeDee, was born in Bryan while attending TAMU. As I believe, President Bush stated after he graduated from his university when asked as to his plans ”I have to get a job because I have a family to support.” Having a wife and daughter he sought and was employed upon graduating.
Jim & Catarina lived away from their families after their marriage so they strongly counted on one another for support during good times and bad. Jim was able to open up the world to his family while working in Saudi Arabia. He and Catarina were able to travel to numerous countries and when available his daughters joined in on these adventures. He was a very patriotic man who honored and flew the US & Texas flags. And he was a religious man who was a member of St Peter’s Catholic Church in Boerne. Due to his giving heart and being a loving husband and father, he will be missed.
A Memorial Service will be held at the Highland Memorial Park 6705 N FM88, Weslaco TX on Aug 19, 2023, with open visitation at 8:00 am; Memorial Service at 9:00 am with the interment of the ashes after the service at about 11:00 am.