David Thomas Rasch

David Thomas RASCH David Thomas Rasch died unexpectedly on March 4, 2011. He is survived by Lauren Preston, his friend and partner in life for 17 years. Their relationship carried them through life challenges and new ventures with strength and joy. David wasthe cherished son of Carolyn and Alvin Rasch of Seattle. He is also survived by his grandmother, Adena Anderson, his uncle and aunt, Thomas and Gina Anderson, his cousin, Erica, and by Lauren's mother, Gretchen Preston of Ellensburg, and her sisters Cindy and Susie. Born on November 6, 1970, David was a lifelong resident of the Seattle area. He was a systems analyst engineer for Insight Technology Solutions. His friends loved him for his loyalty and dependability. He was a fun and caring friend, willing to do anything for anyone. His warmth and his open and generous spirit are his legacy. Friends are invited to a celebration of his life at a Memorial Service on March 19 at University Unitarian Church, 6556 35th Avenue NE Seattle at 10:00AM. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to First Place at P.O. Box 22536, Seattle, Washington 98122 or PAWS, P.O. Box 1037, Lynnwood Washington 98046. David's death at age 40 is a reminder that life is precious and ephemeral.

Published in The Seattle Times from Mar. 11 to Mar. 13, 2011