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Rouse, Thomas William
67, of Phoenix passed away on May 15, 2016. Tom, a native of Chicago, was a long time Arizona resident. He attended the University of Notre Dame and was a cum laude graduate of Georgetown University. He received his law degree from Washington College of Law at American University in Washington, D.C. He deeply loved his country and was a tireless advocate for the principles on which it was founded. Tom maintained an active law practice and was named as one of "Arizona's Top Lawyers" by Az. Business Magazine in 2010. He was a co-founder of and General Counsel to Arizona School Choice Trust and served as a member of the Board of Directors from 1992 through 2004. He was an active member of the Phoenix Arcadia Rotary Club for over 25 years. Tom and his beloved dogs were participants in the Loving Paws Pet Therapy Program at Honor Health/John C. Lincoln North Mountain Hospital from 2011 through 2015. He was a true animal lover and was a benefactor to many local animal welfare organizations. Tom is survived by his wife, Corrinne, sister, Anne, nephews Matthew and Michael, extended family, many good friends, and a houseful of rescued dogs and cats. A Mass for Tom will be held at 10:00 am on Friday, June 10 at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Faith Community, 4715 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix 85012. A reception will immediately follow. The family asks that those so inclined recite the Chaplet of Divine Mercy in Tom's name. (www.catholicity .com/prayer/divinemercy) Arrangements were made through the National Cremation Society, In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Tom's name to the following organizations: Sojourner Center Pet Companion Shelter,
www.sojournercenter.org/get-involved/makeadonation/ Checks may be mailed to Sojourner Center, P.O. Box 20156, Phoenix, Az. 85036, or to North Phoenix Rotary Charities, www.phoenixarcadiarotary.org Checks mady be mailed to North Phoenix Rotary Charities, 6117 E. Exeter Blvd., Scottsdale, Az. 85251-3057
Published in The Arizona Republic on June 7, 2016
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