Pearl S. Kotara
Pearl S. Kotara
Pearl S. Kotara, age 86, passed away in her care center in Floresville, TX on July 2, 2014. She was at peace and had been surrounded by family and friends for several days before her passing. She was born October 24, 1927, to Willie and Cecilia Sekula in Cestohowa, TX and was the oldest of three children. She attended school there and when she was 18 met Vincent Kotara of Panna Maria; they were married October 19, 1948. She and Vincent were the proud parents of three boys and they were blessed with six grandchildren. Pearl was also blessed with four great-grandchildren. Pearl was a member of the Altar Society at the Nativity of The Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church in Cestohowa. She was employed in her early years at The Floresville Hospital as part of the dietary staff. She was loyal and generous to her friends, a devoted mother and wife, and wonderful caregiver for her family; she will greatly be missed by all.
Pearl is survived by her sons, Denis and wife Glenda of Poth, Rick and wife Ginny of Kerrville, Rodney and wife Cheryl of Poth; grandchildren, Tracy, Darin, Jordan, Brett, Kelly and Kate; as well as four great-grandchildren, Ashleigh, Blake, Dillon and Abby. Pearl is survived by her sister, Grace Britsch of San Antonio and brother, Willie Sekula, Jr. of Falls City and three nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband Vincent. Visitation was at 5:00 pm on Thursday, July 10, 2014, at the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church in Cestohowa. A rosary was recited Thursday at 7:00 pm at the church. Holy Mass was celebrated at 12:00 noon on Friday, July 11, 2014. Interment followed in the Cestohowa Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Mark Britsch, Tommy Moody, Brice Britsch, Michael Kotara, Brett Kotara and Darin Kotara.