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Benedict V. "Ben" Pokluda

January 23, 1946 ~ October 22, 2020 (age 74)

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Benedict V. “Ben” Pokluda

CYPRESS - Mr. Benedict V. “Ben” Pokluda passed from this life Friday, October 23, 2020, in Cypress.

Born January 23, 1946 in Flatonia, TX, Mr. Pokluda had been a resident of Cypress for the past year, previously of Houston. He had worked as a R&D engineer for Toshiba for 25 years and was a former member of the Knights Of Columbus Council #12837 of Houston. Ben loved jazz music, playing his trumpet and had his own band, “Jazz Forever”. He had a big vision and was known as a jokester always happy and laughing.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ludmila Agnes (Lala) Pokluda and Paul John Pokluda; wife, Connie Jo (Rock) Pokluda.

Survivors include his sons, James Pokluda and Samantha Michaels of Corpus Christi, Bryan Pokluda and wife, Betsy of Keller; daughters, Christine Kelley and husband, Heath of Brazoria, Jessica Blanco and husband, Jose of Grapevine; grandchildren, Ashley Underwood, Zachary Underwood, Brody Kelley, Brian Lee Pokluda, Brooke Pokluda.

A private family service was conducted under the direction of Hayes Funeral Home.

Memorials in the form of donations may be made in Benedicts’s name to New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and Foundation Inc., 1205 North Rampart Street, New Orleans, LA 70116, sstowe@jazzandheritage.org.

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