Obituary of Paul Richter
Victoria Advocate Online
5 Feb 2003
Paul E. Richter
February 5, 2003
Victoria - Paul E. Richter, 73, of Victoria, Texas, died Monday,
February 3, 2003. He, the eldest of five sons, was born to Otto and
Leona Bauer Richter on March 30, 1929, in Austin, Texas. He served
our country in the Navy during the Korean Conflict.
Father, brother, husband and so much more; Paul was a friend to many.
After retiring from Gulf Oil 1980, he enjoyed farming, fishing,
camping and the closeness of his family and friends. He was a long
time parishioner of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Victoria, Texas.
Paul is survived by his wife, Mary Rose Vanek Richter; brothers,
William A. Richter of Liberty Hill, and David J. Richter and wife,
Mary, of Cedar Park; children, Stephen J. Richter and wife, Penny, of
Leander, Kenneth J. Richter and wife, Doe, of Inez, Douglas M.
Richter of Inez, Gregory W. Richter of Victoria. Jane A. Gatlin and
husband, Earl, of Cedar Park and Laura M. Richter of Inez. He was
preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Walter C. Richter and
Robert J. Richter.
He will be greatly missed, but his spirit will live on in the hearts
and minds of people who knew and loved him. He especially brought
much joy to his grandchildren, Stephanie, Misty, Heather, Ryan,
Robyn, Julie and Audrey.
The Rosary will be recited Wednesday, February 5, 2003, at 7:00 PM at
Rosewood Funeral Chapel. Funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday,
February 6, 2003, at 10:00 AM at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Msgr.
James Brunner officiating. Burial with full military honors will
follow at Wood Hi Cemetery.
Serving as pallbearers are Stephen Richter, Kenneth Richter, Ryan
Richter, Douglas Richter, Gregory Richter and Earl Gatlin. Honorary
pallbearers are L. D. Wasicek, Bruce McDonald, Ed Akin and Robert