Rausch Jack Delano Rausch, passed away in Scottsdale, Arizona on November 15, 2013 at the age of 80 after a long battle with Parkinson's Disease. Born on March 18, 1933 in Dover, Ohio to William and Josephine Rausch, Jack was the youngest of three children. His life was filled with music. He received his Bachelor of Music Education (Bassoon) and Masters of Music (Theory) from The Ohio State University and performed in the famed Ohio State Marching Band (TBDBITL), served in the Air Force and performed in the 751st Air Force Band from 1953-57. He was Principal Bassoonist of the Florida Symphony, North Carolina Symphony, Sante Fe Opera, Phoenix Symphony and others. Jack joined the faculty of Arizona State University in 1964 and retired in 1996 as Associate Director of the School of Music and Professor Emeritus of Bassoon. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Marlene; son, Randall; brother, Doyle Rausch (Lois); nephew, Doyle Eric, Columbus; nephews, Bruce Archinal (Mary Ann) of Houston, Brent Archinal (JoAnne) of Flagstaff; brother-in-law, Marion Archinal, Houston; and grand nephews, Brian and Andrew Archinal. His sister Donna Mae Archinal is deceased. An interment service will be at 2 p.m. on December 6 at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona. Comments may be posted at Legacy.com.
Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Dec. 1, 2013