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Saturday, July 20, 2013

In Memoriam: Fr Tom Showalter, SOLT

The following was taken from the South Texas Catholic.

Father Thomas Francis Showalter, SOLT passed peacefully into eternity on Saturday, July 13.

He was pastor at St. John Nepomucene Parish in Robstown. Father Showalter was born on Sept. 6, 1957 in Spokane, Washington where he grew up. He was ordained into the priesthood on June 7, 1997. Previous to his service at St. John Nepomucene in Robstown, Father Showalter faithfully served in Belcourt, ND and in Irkutsk, Russia.

His parents Don and Britta Showalter survive Father Showalter, along with his siblings Steve (Vicki) Showalter, Ann Serdar, Mary Jo (Dan) Rolczynski, Robert Showalter, Meg (George) McManmon and Teri Drake; 13 nephews and six nieces; 15 great-nephews and nine great-nieces; and his SOLT community.

Visitation was on Tuesday, July 16, at 6 p.m. at Our Lady of Corpus Christi in Corpus Christi, with a rosary and prayers at 7 p.m. that same evening, followed by an all night vigil. The funeral Mass was at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, July 17, at the Corpus Christi Cathedral with interment that followed at St. Anthony’s Catholic Cemetery in Robstown.

Fr Tom will be sorely missed.