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Robert Francis "Bob" Cather
Birth: Mar. 16, 1912
Piedmont
Alameda County
California, USA
Death: Dec. 11, 1962
Columbia
Richland County
South Carolina, USA

Son of: Clarence Clay Cather and Nellie Donahue Cather

Husband of: Mary Agnes Wingard Cather

Father of: 2 sons and 2 daughters
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My dad, Robert Francis Cather

Bob Cather was dedicated to the service of his fellow man. He taught me this in a variety of ways. He was kind and ever giving to his friends, neighbors and community. He served his country in the Army in both war and peace time. He loved his family, even though his work with the military often kept him from home. His biggest love was his wife, Mary, and the care of his children, no matter how menial the job. He did everything to the BEST of his ability and expected the same from us.

He was brilliant and educated. It seems he knew about EVERYTHING from the navigation of the oceans to science and engineering. His military service made him a world traveller. He visited the seas and ports of the Pacific from New Zealand, Australia, China and Hawaii. We lived in Germany for several years in my youth, where my father ensured that we were immersed in the culture and we made life long friends. He was one of the smartest men I ever met and yet one of the most humble as well. He did not talk down to anyone or make them feel "less than." He was gracious and charming and made folks feel good to be around him.

What more important gifts can a man leave to his children ?

Written with love by his son, Robert J. Cather
April 19, 2009

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Our most sincere thanks to "SIMON" for taking the picture of their headstone!
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Every day My husband and I am more blown away by the amazing thoughfulness of this community. May God's blessings shine on each of you and Special thanks to Earth Angel...Bernice H. for sponsoring my Father in Law's memorial!! My husband is LITERALLY speechless. Please visit her Angel mom CARMELA PEPE and her Beloved pet BRIDGETT HANSEN! ((((LOVE YA, Bernice!)))) There are absolutely no words!! Only gratitude!!
 
 
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 Parents:
  Clarence Clay Cather (1868 - 1917)
  Helen Nellie Donohue Cather (1876 - 1953)
 
 Spouse:
  Mary Agnes Wingard Cather (1921 - 1967)
 
Inscription:
CATHER
CLARENCE CLAY CATHER
1869-1917
NELLIE DONOHUE CATHER
1876-1953
ROBERT F CATHER
1912-1962

REQUIESCANT IN PACE
 
Burial:
Mountain View Cemetery
Oakland
Alameda County
California, USA
 
Created by: Kathy (McPhaul) Cather
Record added: Dec 19, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 32289867
Robert Francis Bob Cather
Added by: Bobby
 
Robert Francis Bob Cather
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Robert Francis Bob Cather
Added by: Kathy (McPhaul) Cather
 
 
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Dad wherever you are at I feel you from time to time.I hope you and the Angels are having fun.It has been oh so long , I know you know what is going on with me and yes I know.Hard to stay in the ring when you are hurt as you know.I will keep the code.
- Bobby
 Added: Dec. 11, 2015

- Kathy (McPhaul) Cather
 Added: Dec. 11, 2015
Dad Happy Birthday.These are some of the terms he used when we were growing up.I can see you telling an Angel,get your hands out of your pockets soldier and stand up tall and straight,chest out chin in and front and Center!On the double now trooper!Or the...(Read more)
- Bobby
 Added: Mar. 16, 2015
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