Obituaries Jul 15, 2008 20:54:21 GMT -5
Post by Local News on Jul 15, 2008 20:54:21 GMT -5
Robert E. Cato Obit
Robert E. Cato, a former member of the University of Louisville, Board of Trustees, and a prominent Kentucky Criminal Defense lawyer who won many hard fought battles with some of the best prosecutors across the commonwealth of Kentucky, lost the last battle of his life on Saturday night, July 12, 2008, at the Saint Joseph Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky. He was 67.
Shortly after gaining admission to the Kentucky Bar Association, Bob pulled a short stint in the U. S. Marine Corp where he partook in boxing for the Corp and was honorably discharged on April 6, 1966. When discharged, he went to work for the Department of Highways as a condemnation attorney out of the District offices of Manchester and Somerset. Thereafter, he joined the ranks of the self employed and opened his own office in London, Kentucky where he practiced for 43 years.
Robert Erbin Cato’s funeral mass will be held on Wednesday, the 16th day of July 2008 at 3 o’clock p.m. at the Saint William Roman Catholic Church located at 521 W 5th Street, London, Kentucky. The service will be followed by an informal memorial and gathering at the parish meeting hall. A private, family only interment will be held at a later date.
Complying with the wishes of Mr. Cato there will be no pre-service visitation. Memorial contributions in the name of Robert Erbin Cato may be sent to: Wounded Warriors Family Support 10730 Pacific Street, Suite 10 Omaha, Nebraska 68114 or charity of choice.