Jonathan Lewis |
Munier passed away peacefully at his Houston, Texas home on March 4, 2014. Jon, the beloved son of Mary Jane Lewis and Ronald Munier, was born on December 12, 1955 on Long Island, New York. In 1973, he graduated from Anderson Senior High School in Cincinnati, Ohio, and then from Ohio University with a journalism degree in 1978. After a few years working for General Motors as a claims adjustor, Jon graduated from South Texas College of Law in 1983.
Jon began his legal career as an Assistant District Attorney for the Harris County District Attorney's Office, where he developed his love of the law and also met his wife, Marie, on the first day at work. Jon prosecuted many serious cases in various divisions at the DA's Office, including the Special Crimes Division. Jon left the DA's Office after 6 years and entered into a successful criminal defense practice. Jon passionately defended his clients and was a beloved and respected fixture of the criminal courthouse throughout his career. Jon was known for his wit, his antics in trial, and his fearless nature. Jon's opponents never knew what Jon might say or do in trial, and he was awesome before a jury.
Jon lived life to the fullest and was a good friend to many. He loved his family, the law, Mustang convertibles, his red Harley, John Deere tractors, railroads, model trains and his Texas Hill Country ranch.
Jon is survived by wife, Marie Munier; mother, Mary Jane Lewis; father, Ronald Munier; birth father, Thomas Sholts; brother, Christopher Munier; and, sister, Valerie Voinis. Jon is also survived by his children, Erin Vander Poorten, Todd James Von Krosigk, Nathaniel Munier and two beloved grandchildren, Walker Von Krosigk and Meredith Von Krosigk.
Shortly before his death, Jon met and was baptized by Pastor David Leeland, Trinity Lutheran Church. Jon was grateful for Pastor Leeland's prayers and guidance in his final days.
A service to honor Jon's memory is scheduled for Tuesday, March 11, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. The service will take place at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1316 Washington Ave., Houston, Texas, with a reception to follow at 1244 Heights Blvd.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the National Colorectal Cancer Research Alliance or Trinity Lutheran Church.
Published in Houston Chronicle on Mar. 7, 2014