Edward Tamborello (1926 - 2016)

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EDWARD AUGUST TAMBORELLO ("Eddie"), age 90, passed away at his home in Tomball on March 8, 2016. He was born February 24, 1926 in Houston to Zena and Gus Tamborello. He graduated from Jeff Davis H.S.. Upon turning 18 years of age, he raced to the Army recruiting station to serve in WW II. He served in France and Germany until the end of the war. He worked in his parents' grocery store, Tamborello & Sons. A gifted graphic artist, he and his business partner, Joe Scardino, formed Handi-Ad in 1952 and made it a giant in grocery, news, and periodical printing in Houston. He worked "hands on" with a crew of graphic artists, alongside his sons Paul and Mike. Thirty years later, he retired from Handi-Ad, and formed Graph-X, Inc. He also volunteered many hours designing publications for non-profits.

Eddie married a beautiful R.N., Dorothy Evelyn Duke, in 1951. They had seven children. In 1966, they built a home in Magnolia to raise their family. He served as lector at St. Anne Catholic Church, Tomball, for years, then contributed generously to build St. Matthias Catholic Church, Magnolia. The couple moved to Tomball in 2007.

He was a talented bowler, loved woodwork (his daughters' Barbie dolls had beautiful wood furniture for their houses) and gardening, and was an active member of The Twenty Club for years. He designed and published, with Dick Wooton, "Color Me Krazy", a creative children's coloring book. He performed, studied, and collected magic, co-authoring a book on magic. He and Dorothy were amazing cooks, gathering with the family for evening meals. Sunday lunches always meant spaghetti with meatballs, roast, or fried chicken. Sharp of mind and wit until his passing, he conquered daily newspaper crossword puzzles.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Dorothy, and by his son, Paul. He is survived by his brother, Jimmy Tamborello, sister-in-law Pauline; by daughter, Kathy Hamilton and husband Jim; daughter Jennifer Scherzer and husband Charles; son Mike Tamborello and wife Virginia; daughters Zena Tamborello and Julie Tamborello; son Frank Tamborello and wife Diana. He has ten grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Visitation is 5- 8 pm on Friday, March 11 at Klein Funeral Home, 14711 FM 1488, Magnolia, TX 77375 (281-252-3428), with a Rosary at 7 pm. Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 12, at 10 am at St. Anne Church, 1111 S. Cherry Street, Tomball TX 77375 (281-351-8106), followed by the funeral procession to Klein Memorial Park, 32539 SH 249, Pinehurst, TX 77362.


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Klein Funeral Home - Magnolia Woodlands
14711 FM 1488
Magnolia, TX 77355
(281) 252-3428
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