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Robert “Bob” A. Cather, Sr.

Date of Death: August 23, 2018
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Amherst Chapel
1600 Amherst Street
Winchester, VA 22601
Monday 8/27, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Amherst Chapel
1600 Amherst Street
Winchester, VA 22601
Tuesday 8/28, 2:00 pm

A reception to be held following the interment at Omps Reception Center, Amherst Chapel.

Mount Hebron Cemetery
305 E. Boscawen Street
Winchester, VA 22601
Tuesday 8/28

A reception will follow the interment at Omps, Amherst Reception Center.


Memorial contributions may be made to:

American Cancer Society
124 Park Street SE
Vienna, Virginia 22180

American Heart Association
4217 Park Place Court
Glen Allen, Virginia 23060-9979

Robert A. “Bob” Cather, Sr., 79, of Luray, Virginia passed away Thursday, August 23, 2018, at Page Memorial Hospital, Luray, Virginia. Mr. Cather was born in 1939 in Frederick County, Virginia, the son of the late Arthur and Agnes Cather. He was a graduate of James Wood High School, Class of 1957. Mr. Cather workedContinue Reading

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Doug DeHaven left a message on August 30, 2018:
I will remember Bob in two phases of my life. When we were younger we used to gather in the family barn & play basketball on Sunday afternoons with local friends. I didn't really bond with him during that time because he was a few years older than me. Later on maybe 30 or 40 years later I met Bob again at my church (Winchester Church of God). That is when I really bonded with him. Especially after his last stroke. I'm sure many things had passed through his life during those years. Like all of us, he had probably made some mistakes and may have disappointed a few people but he had a good heart. Jesus taught forgiveness and even put it in the Lord's Prayer, " forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who have trespassed against us." He even said in Mathew 6:15 that God will forgive us of our sins only if we are willing to forgive others. If we don't, then He won't forgive us. I believe that Bob had really committed his life to Christ when I met him the second time at church. He was faithful at church in helping others and just doing " the next right thing." I will remember Bob because of two things. First, he loved God, his family, his church and his Bible. He loved his family dearly. If you saw the Bible that was laid with him, you would see that it was well worn. Robbie said that was his second Bible. I believe I saw his first Bible at Montvue. It was so worn that it had fallen apart. He loved to read his Bible. The second thing that I will remember about Bob is that he never blamed God for the situation that he was in. Sometimes we have a tendency to do that when things go wrong in our lives. We say things like "why God did you do this to me or why did you let this happen?" Bob was always praising His Lord and was always telling me about what he was going to do "when I get out of here". I read a poem called " Foot prints in the Sand" that I believe was about Bob and all the other " Bob's in the world. In essence it was about a man who had a dream. In that dream he was walking side by side with Jesus on a sandy beach. As they walked, they left two sets of foot prints in the sand. Up in the sky Jesus showed him a viewing of his life here on earth. Near the end he became very troubled about what he saw. He looked at Jesus and said "I don't understand. Why did I see two sets of foot prints when everything was going well in my life. But when I was going through the hardest and most difficult times in my life there was only one set of foot prints. Why did you leave and forsake me during those times ? I don't understand. Jesus tenderly looked at him and said " My son, my son, I did not leave you during the difficult times of your life. You see, you only saw one set of foot prints because it was during those hard times that " I was carrying you ". I believe Bob has been carried by Jesus for many years. But I believe that a few days ago, Jesus said "Bob, I am no longer going to carry you". I believe that He and Jesus "walked side by side, hand in hand as he went to his eternal reward. My prayers are with you Robbie, Jerry, Frannie and family. May you walk side by side with Jesus during this difficult time and at times allow Jesus to carry you. God bless you all. He loves you. Doug
Ismet Nuri left a message on August 30, 2018:
Sorry for your loss. JWHS '58
Mary Virginia D. Gruver left a message on August 26, 2018:
I have so many treasured memories of Robert when he worked at The Lab and also of times spent with his family. I am sorry I cannot be with you at this time. I extend to all my sincere and understanding sympathy. Mary Virginia Gruver
Omps Funeral Home left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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