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Lawrence "Larry" Rothe Jr. '71 December 13, 2018 2:59 PM updated: December 13, 2018 3:01 PM

Published in San Francisco (CA) Chronicle on Dec. 16, 2018

Lawrence Rothe(1948 - 2018)
Lawrence August Rothe
Lawrence August Rothe, loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend, passed away peacefully on 11/26/18. Son of Lawrence Sr. and Dorothy Downey Rothe, Larry was born 9/28/48 and grew up in D'Hanis, Texas, the oldest of seven children.

After studying veterinary medicine at Texas A&M University, Larry moved to California at age 23 to begin his career as a small animal veterinarian. He ran Disney Pet Hospital for the last 28 years, where he was beloved by clients and colleagues. He often expressed how fortunate he felt to have found a career he loved.

Larry was a kind, thoughtful man known for his affection for family and friends, his generous laughter, and his compassionate belief that everyone does their best. He enjoyed reading, golfing, traveling and sharing stories, and loved every year more than the last.

Larry is lovingly remembered by his wife, Bonnie Clare, son Michael, son Jordan (Sarah), daughter Polly, two grandchildren, as well as his six siblings and their families.

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