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Alphonse Kotara

Alphonse John Kotara

Sunday, January 11th, 1931 - Thursday, July 18th, 2019
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Obituary

Alphonse John Kotara of San Antonio, Texas passed away Thursday, July 18, 2019 at the age of 88. Born in Kosciusko, Texas January 11, 1931, he was the son of Steve Kotara and Bertha (Sheffler) Kotara. On October 5, 1954 he married his sweetheart, Eleanor Jaskinia in Cestahowa, Texas. Alphonse served in the Texas National Guard 36 Infantry and 736 Ordinance. Ultimately, he retired from San Antonio Independent School District after 41 years. Alphonse was a man in service of his Heavenly Father; he was a Charter Member of St. Benedict Catholic Church and served as President of the Church Council. He was also an active member of St. Jerome Catholic Church. He served as President of the Catholic Life Insurance Branch 200 and was a member of the Knights of Columbus. Alphonse is preceded in death by his parents and siblings, Raymond Kotara and Ann Medley. He is dearly missed by his wife of 64 years, Eleanor Jaskinia Kotara; children, Steven Kotara (Janice), Karen Kotara Brosch (Darrell), Robert Kotara (Linda), and William Kotara (Tracy); grandchildren, Lauren Moranski, Emily Skinner, Evan Kotara, Cameron Kotara, Ty Kotara, Mason Kotara, and Tanner Kotara; great-grandchildren, Cecilia Moranski and Waylon Skinner; siblings, Theresa Frankowiak, Sidonia Kyrish, Joan Pruski, Anthony Kotara, Mary Tidwell, and John Kotara; numerous nieces, nephews and many friends. A visitation will be held on Sunday, July 21, 2019, 5:00pm-7:00pm, followed by the Rosary Vigil at 7:00pm, at Finch Funeral Chapel in La Vernia, Texas.

FUNERAL MASS
Monday, July 22, 2019
10:00am
St. Jerome Catholic Church
Martinez, Texas

A graveside service will follow at 2:30pm at St. Ann’s Parish Cemetery in Kosciusko, Texas. Father Rodolfo Caballero will be officiant of the services.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Sunday, July 21st, 2019 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    When
    Sunday, July 21st, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Location
    Finch Funeral Chapel, La Vernia
    Address
    13767 HWY 87
    La Vernia, Texas 78121
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  • Rosary Service

    Sunday, July 21st, 2019 | 7:00pm
    When
    Sunday, July 21st, 2019 7:00pm
    Location
    Finch Funeral Chapel, La Vernia
    Address
    13767 HWY 87
    La Vernia, Texas 78121
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  • Service

    Monday, July 22nd, 2019 | 10:00am
    When
    Monday, July 22nd, 2019 10:00am
    Location
    St. Jerome Catholic Church
    Address
    7955 Real Road
    Martinez, Texas 78263
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    Officiant
    Father Rodolfo Caballero
  • Interment

    Monday, July 22nd, 2019 | 2:30pm
    When
    Monday, July 22nd, 2019 2:30pm
    Location
    St. Ann's Parish Cemetery, Kosciusko
    Address
    65 CR 236
    Falls City, TX 78113
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Kathy Skinner

Posted at 12:24pm
Dear Kotara family, our hearts are saddened in the loss of Mr. Kotara. He was a fine man and the Skinner’s enjoyed visiting with home when we would be together. Praying for Steve and Janice and all of the Kotara family!!! We love you all❤️ Noel and Kathy Skinner
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Leigh

Posted at 11:50am
Dear cousins, Sending my love and prayers. Leigh
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The Anderson's

Posted at 10:57am
With love and hugs,
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Carolyn Pollok

Posted at 10:06pm
So sorry to hear of Al’s passing. Walter & I send our sincere condolences and prayers to the family.
Sincerely,
Walter & Carolyn Pollok Family
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Brandon & Christina Skinner

Posted at 05:09pm
With Prayers of Peace and Comfort.
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