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Sixtus Kotara passed away in his home with his family by his side on Friday, Oct. 18, 2013. He was born Oct. 17, 1927, in Cestohowa, Texas, to Flavian Kotara and Anastacia Dugie.
Sixtus met the love of his life, Wilma Teresa Lyssy, and was married April 22, 1952. He fought in the Korean War, came home, and started his family.
He was preceded in death by his parents; son Clarence Vincent Kotara; and daughter Brenda Gale Kotara McGuire.
Sixtus is survived by his wife of 61 years, Wilma Kotara; daughters Michelle Marie Kotara Hargus, Karen Ann Kotara McBee, Sandra Kay Kotara Ray, Diane Rose Kotara Allan, and Kimberely Louise Kotara; sons Sixtus Martin Kotara Jr. and Donald Wayne Kotara; 13 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Visitation was held on Monday, Oct. 21, from 6-7 p.m. with a recitation of the holy rosary at 7 p.m. in the Dellcrest Funeral Home in San Antonio.
A funeral Mass was held on Tuesday at 10 a.m. in St. Benedict’s Catholic Church in San Antonio.
Interment followed in the St. Jerome Catholic Cemetery in San Antonio.
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