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  • Rosemary Ermis
    Victoria Advocate, The (TX) - January 29, 1999 Deceased Name: MARCELLUS KOTARA KARNES CITY -- Marcellus Kotara, 78, of Karnes City, died Wednesday, Jan. 27,
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      Victoria Advocate, The (TX) - January 29, 1999

      Deceased Name: MARCELLUS KOTARA

      KARNES CITY -- Marcellus Kotara, 78, of Karnes City, died Wednesday, Jan. 27, 1999.

      He was born July 29, 1920, in Kosciusko, to the late Frank and Elizabeth Cellmer Kotara. He attended school in Kosciusko and graduated from Crawford Watch College in San Antonio. He served in the U.S. Navy. He worked at Zales Jeweler's in San Antonio for two years prior to becoming owner and operator of Kotara Watch Repair in Karnes in 1947. He was a member of Knights of Columbus Council No. 6782 in Karnes City and received the Knight of the Year Award in 1994. He was a member of St. Cornelius Catholic Church and the church choir and was a Eucharistic Minister. He was a member of Chamber of Commerce and was voted Man of the Year in 1977. He was a past member of Karnes City Lions Club and was a longtime member of the Texas Watchmaker's Association.

      Survivors: wife, Rosalie Titzman Kotara; children, the Rev. James M. Kotara, Yvonne Moczygemba, Patrick Kotara, Larry Kotara and Cynthia Hoffmann; stepchildren, Vince Titzman, Cindi Carr, Titian Titzman, Lisa Moczygemba and Mark Titzman; sisters, Magdeline Wolfe, Agnes Pruski and Mary Laskowski; brother, Eugene Kotara; 20 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

      Preceded in death by: first wife, Lillie Kotara; son, Dennis Kotara; and one grandson.

      A rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. today at St. Cornelius Catholic Church.

      Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at the church, the Rev. James M. Kotara officiating.

      Burial will be at Hobson Cemetery. Rhodes Funeral Home, Inc., Karnes City, (830) 780-3334.

      Memorials: Nurses in Touch Community Hospice, 1815 Tenth St., Floresville 78114 or donor's choice.
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