Felix C. Rocha Jr

June 7, 1934 - September 24, 2023
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Felix C. Rocha, Jr., 89, of San Antonio, Texas, passed away Sunday, September 24, 2023. He was blessed beyond measure as the husband of Corina Elizabeth, the proud father of four children and a hero to his eight grandchildren.

Born to Felix and Esperanza (Coronado) Rocha on June 7, 1934, in Laredo, Texas.  Felix married the love of his life, Corina Elizabeth Gonzalez, in 1960.  He described their life as “everything good”.  Corina preceded him in death in 1972, but not before giving Felix his reasons for living, Sonny, Didi, Becky and David.  He was very proud of his children and their success in their chosen fields.

After fulfilling his commitment with the U.S. Army and continuing his service via the U.S. Army Reserves, Felix applied to the University of Texas at Austin.  In 1962, he earned his Degree in Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin.

Felix was a proud Texas Ex. He was dedicated to his Longhorns and thoroughly enjoyed watching every Texas football game.

After UT, Felix left Austin to begin his long career with the Army Corps of Engineers. He ultimately retired in San Antonio.  He happily took on the role of that guy who’s first in the pick-up line at his grandchildren’s elementary school, tax preparer, repair guy, Spanish tutor, political campaign consultant and life advisor, all-in-one.

Preceding him in death was his beautiful wife, Corina Elizabeth Rocha, his parents, Felix and Esperanza (Coronado) Rocha and his brother, Roberto (Bobby) Rocha. Felix is survived by his son Felix C. Rocha, III and Letty, Norma Diana Rocha, Rebecca Battaglia and Manuel, David Rocha and Antonia.  Quito, as he was affectionately called by family, is also survived by his sisters Maria Teresa (Chacha) Rocha, Nellie Trust and Michael, and Hope Nora and Amaury; he was the best grandpa to Felicia, Felix, Frannie, Joseph, Luke, Corina, Zoe and Adam.

All arrangements will be in his hometown of Laredo, Texas.  Visitation will begin at 5:00 P.M.; the Rosary will be recited at 7 P.M. on Monday, October 2nd at Fred Dickey Funeral Home, 1320 Trey Drive.

Mass of Catholic Burial will be celebrated at 10 A.M. Tuesday, October 3rd at St. Patrick Catholic Church. Burial will follow in the Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Laredo, Texas.

Funeral arrangements are by Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services, 1320 Trey Dr., Laredo, Texas 78041 (956) 723-3611. For your convenience, you may leave your condolences to the family online at www.freddickey.com

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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Monday, October 2, 2023

Time: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services


1320 Trey Dr.
Laredo, Texas 78041

Rosary 7:00 pm

Service Information

Date: Tuesday, October 3, 2023

Time: 10:00 am

St. Patrick Catholic Church


555 Del Mar Blvd.
Laredo, Texas 78041

Funeral Mass

Cemetery Information

Date: Tuesday, October 3, 2023

Calvary Catholic Cemetery


3600 McPherson Ave.
Laredo, Texas 78041


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Born: June 7, 1934
Died: September 24, 2023

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Anival Gonzalez and family posted on 10/2/23

Our condolence to the family of Felix (Quito) Rocha. He was a very good man dedicated to his children and very especially to his grandkids. Felix is to be admired in life for being such a wonderful friend, father, grandfather, son, brother and brother-in-law. He is going to be missed by so many of us. He is in heaven celebrating homecoming with his beloved wife, Corina.


Heriberto Jr. and Meida Elias posted on 10/2/23

My sincere condolences to the family, I pray God give you peace in your heart.


Feliciano Gutierrez posted on 10/1/23

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Feliciano Gutierrez posted on 10/1/23

Express my deepest condolences to the Rocha family. Felix and I were very good friends at public schools in Laredo., Mcdonell Elementary, Christen Middle school, and Martin High School. Both graduated in 1952. Feliciano Gutierrez Jr.


Salustiana Bataglia posted on 9/30/23

Nuestros más sentidos pésames desde Paraguay para toda la familia.


Elizabeth,Scott, and Lyle Hillman posted on 9/30/23

With deepest sympathy, the Bataglia-Hillman family.