Antonio G. Rocha Sr., beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, affectionately known as “La Peca”, entered fully into the presence of the Lord and Savior at the age of 88 on November 7, 2018. He leaves behind his wife, Maria Uribe Rocha; two sons Antonio Rocha Jr., (Amparo) Narciso Rocha (Eva), and two daughters Maria Elisa Garza (Ernesto), Lucinda R. Hernandez (Rene) along with numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Mr. Rocha was preceded in death by his two sons Angel Rocha and Guillermo Rocha.
Antonio Rocha Sr. was born in Brownsville, Texas on November 2, 1930 to father Angel Rocha and mother Rebecca Gonzalez. He grew up in a large loving family of five brothers Juan (Judy), Joe+ (Ernestine), Manuel+ (Juanita), Eliseo+ (Mary).
Antonio loved keeping family united by making his famous soup, playing poker, and gambling, but most of all loved dancing with his long-time partner of 65 years of marriage.
Visitation will be Friday, November 9, 2018, from 10 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. with a rosary at 7:00 pm at Darling Mouser Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday November 10, 2018 at Christ the King Catholic Church. Pallbearers will be Rene Hernandez Jr., Leroy Garza, Antonio Rocha, Marco Rocha, Angel Rocha, and Hector Garcia.
Burial will follow at Buena Vista Burial Park.
Please accept our heartfelt condolences on the loss of your loved one.
Ramon Rodriguez JrWashington, DC
Tony was what I called him. He was loved by so many including my parents Blas and Esther Moreno and all of us their children. We grew up knowing Tony and Mary ( as we called her) Rocha and all their children. We loved visiting them, traveling up north with them in the summers, going to the beach, and dances. They were inseparable Tony and Mary. As were they with my parents. They were compadres but mostly great friends. Tony was also called tio by some of us. He was funny, told jokes and made us laugh. He was smart and had a sense for business. I will never forget what a wonderful, kind, loving man he was to his wife, children, and friends. No one was a stranger to Tony. He will undoubtedly be missed by all who loved and knew him. My sincerest condolences to you Mary and children.
Mary 0 MorenoHouston, TX
My sympathy goes out to you and all the family. May God bless you and give you strength during this time and always.
Arcadia Katie LopezCorpus Christi, TX
Our deepest sympathy goes out to each one of the family members and close friends. We will treasure Peca's memory and good times spent with him.
Arturo and Linda SanchezNew Braunfels, TX
raymond camarillogarland tx, TX
If love alone could have saved you, you never would have died. In life we loved you dearly, In death we loved you still. In our hearts you hold a place, no one else can ever fill. They say there is a reason, They say that time will heal, But neither time nor reason, will change the way we feel. we want to tell you something so there won't be any doubt, You're so wonderful to think of. But so hard to be without. It broke our hearts to lose you, But you didn't go alone. Passed loved ones came to guide you the day god took you home.
On behave of the carrejos, davilas, Martinez and mendez familys we love you and god bless you all.
jaime carrejolawton, OK
Forever in our hearts and mind. Lots of love from Lindsey, Audrey, and Jason. You will be missed greatly Tio Peca.
Jason HernandezKaty, TX
Much love to the Rocha family. Great memories growing up with Tio Peca. Loved our holidays at Boca Chica Beach. I imagine him having a beer in heaven with his compadre Blas.
Edward MorenoNew Orleans, LA
God bless you and your family. With all my love.
Irma Moreno God's blessings to you and your familyBolainaBrownsville, TX