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Alphonso E. Rojas Sr.

December 12, 1976 ~ September 13, 2021 (age 44)



A loyal and devoted father, son, brother and friend, Alphonso E. Rojas Sr (Fonzie) at the age of 44, passed away peacefully surrounded by his beloved family on Monday, September 13, 2021, into Eternity with Our Dear Lord.

Family was everything to Fonzie. He was a committed, loving and caring father, son, brother and uncle. His children were his pride and joy. His priorities were always to carefully tend to everyone’s needs. He loved wholeheartedly. He is known for documenting everything whether by photo or video and excitingly sharing his family with all to see.

Fonzie was dedicated in his skills of workmanship, carpentry and maintenance. His knowledge, attention to accuracy and detail, care and precision, and continuous zeal for learning new techniques and skills was unmatched. He was disciplined, charismatic and a servant leader by nature, to those who followed under his supervision.

Fonzie was a simple man who loved deeper than the ocean. Once he was asked “why he would not deny people or say no to any task”, he answered “because I just want to make them happy”. He was loyal to a fault, leaving his own needs behind to serve and tend to others.

He had the ability to fill a room with smiles and make everyone laugh until their bellies hurt. He made every person feel seen. Joyful in his everyday life and his enthusiasm infectious to all.

He was distinctive in being himself, always.

Alphonso was born the 3rd child to Ana & Michael Rojas in New Orleans, LA on December 12, 1976.

He was preceded in death by his sweet Mama (Ana Rojas) and dear brother (Miguel Rojas).

Alphonso is survived by the lights of his life, his beautiful children Alphonso E. Rojas Jr., Dominick Rojas, and Miley, his father (Michael Rojas), his siblings, Emma (Richard Pizzati) , Ana (Greg Sedillos), Monica (Earl Pursell), Maria Jiguere, Joseph Rojas (Brandi), Veronica (Justin Hebert), David Rojas, and Cecilia Rojas, and nieces and nephews.

His heart of gold, genuine kind spirit, selflessness, piercing blue eyes, unique laugh, and quirky ways will be missed by all who had the privilege to know him.

"Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends" St John 15:13: He leaves behind a legacy of true charity and fulfilling his duties as a true and proud Catholic.

Requiem mass will be at 11:15 A.M., Wednesday, September 22, 2021 at Assumption Chapel in St. Marys.  Interment will be in Our Lady of Peace Cemetery.  A rosary will be recited at 5:20 P.M. Tuesday, September 21, 2021, at the church.  Alphonso will lie in state and the family will receive friends from 1:00 P.M. until 4:00 P.M. Tuesday, at the funeral home.

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Lie In State
September 21, 2021

1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Piper Funeral Home
714 Maple St
St. Marys, KS 66536

September 21, 2021

5:20 PM
Assumption Chapel
200 E. Mission
St. Marys, KS 66536

Requiem Mass
September 22, 2021

11:15 AM
Assumption Chapel, St. Marys

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