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In Memoriam - James A. Rother

Wednesday, May 18, 2016   (0 Comments)
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James Aloysius Rother, 76, of Bay City passed away Tuesday, May 17, 2016. He was born August 28, 1939 in Bay City to the late John Sr. & Anna Ortis Rother. James and his father were County Surveyors in Matagorda County for 73 years combined. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council 3070 in Bay City, and an active lifetime member of Holy Cross Parish in Bay City. James enjoyed model railroading, and was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather.

He is survived by his 2 sons: Dean Rother & wife Emily of Houston and Ken Rother & wife Jill of Choctaw, OK; 5 grandchildren: Grace & Aaron Rother of Choctaw, OK and Quincy, Mitchell, & John Rother of Houston; 2 brothers: John Rother Jr. of Palacios and Bernard Rother & wife Madeline of Palacios; 2 sisters: Mary Anne Gibson & husband Jim and Mickie Krehnak & husband Johnny; and numerous nieces, nephews, & other loving family members. James was preceded in death by his parents, and wife: Doris Rother.

The Rosary will be recited at 6:00PM  Friday, May 20, 2016 at the funeral home. The Mass will be held 10:00 AM Saturday, May 21, 2016 at Holy Cross Catholic Church with Father Michael Rother officiating. Interment will follow at Cedarvale Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Holy Cross Catholic School Foundation.