Paul Rocha

Posted 4/24/20

AUSTIN, Texas ­- Paul Rocha, 74, passed away Monday, April 20, 2020.

A burial service is 11 a.m., Wednesday, April 29, at the Coastal Bend State Veterans Cemetery, 9974 I-37, Corpus Christi, …

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Paul Rocha

Posted

AUSTIN, Texas ­- Paul Rocha, 74, passed away Monday, April 20, 2020.

A burial service is 11 a.m., Wednesday, April 29, at the Coastal Bend State Veterans Cemetery, 9974 I-37, Corpus Christi, Texas. Visitation is from 1 to 9 p.m., Tuesday, April 28, at the Mission Funeral Home Serenity Chapel, 6204 South First St., Austin, Texas. The visitation and burial service will follow social distancing and adhere to the 10-person rule due to current world events.

Mr. Rocha was born May 14, 1945, at Corpus Christi, Texas, the son of the late Guadalupe Rocha and Antonia Garcia Rocha.

He is survived by his children, Paul Rocha Jr. and Christina Rocha Medrano; grandchildren, Paul Jeremy Rocha, Vanessa Rocha, Jessica Medrano and Larry Medrano Jr.; he was  blessed with six great-grandchildren; he also leaves behind his brothers, Henry (Mary Ann) Rocha and Guadalupe (Rachel) Rocha and sisters, Esther (James) Viebrock, Estelle (Rene) Olvera and Ethel (Thomas) Young. 

He was preceded in death by his brothers, Louis, Rosendo and Federico.

Mr. Rocha proudly served in the U.S. Army as a staff sergeant from 1966 to 1975. He bravely fought in the Korean War and served two tours during the Vietnam War and received a Purple Heart, National Defense Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Vietnam Service Medal and Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry w/Palm Unit Citation.

After having a stroke more than 20 years ago, Mr. Rocha was lovingly cared for by his brother and sister-in-law, Henry and Mary Ann Rocha. The family will always be grateful for their personal sacrifices and loving care.