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Joe Bratcher

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Joe Bratcher Obituary
Joe Bratcher Joe Bratcher was peacefully called to rest on Friday, April 5. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Mr. Bratcher grew up in Ft. Worth Texas where he began piano studies at an early age. After a celebrated recital career he moved on teach at the University of Texas at Austin from 1960-1973. He loved sharing his passion for the piano with all of the students he encountered during his years at the university. From 1973 until his passing, he generously contributed to charitable causes, especially those in the Central Texas area; most notably Seton Hospital, St. Andrew's Episcopal School and the Festival Institute at Round Top through the Bratcher Foundation which he founded with his wife of forty four years, Rhobie. He will be greatly missed by his three children: Brigid Cockrum, Joe Bratcher III, and Wendy Albrecht; his six grandchildren: Alex and Annie Tate Cockrum, Adam and Ian Bratcher, Aaron Albrecht and his wife Beth, and Lauren Albrecht; and his three great grandchildren: Izabel Paige Cockrum, and Orion Augustus and Fawn Josephine Albrecht. We wish to thank the wonderful people who made his last years comfortable, peaceful, and full of joy: Georgia Puente, Jovita Ranjel, and Janie Rivera. We are very grateful to them. And thank you to Shirley Sutton who has always been there for our family. The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 9th at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home, North Lamar. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 10, 2013 in the Weed-Corley-Fish Chapel. Interment will follow at Austin Memorial Park. Obituary and guestbook available online at www.wcfish.com
Published in Austin American-Statesman on Apr. 8, 2013
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