Thomas Henry Rauh
1978 - 2015
Hummel Funeral Homes - Akron
500 East Exchange Street
Akron, OH 44304
Thomas Henry Rauh

Thomas (Tom) Henry Rauh died in his home in Akron on Saturday, March 21, 2015 at age 37. Tom was born on March 4th, 1978 in Akron, Ohio to his parents, James and Valorie Rauh.

He grew up in Highland Square, attended St. Vincent - St. Mary's and completed high school at Firestone. Tom devoted himself to his music; writing songs, producing electronic music and events. Tom worked for Rauh Polymers Inc., the family company, in sales and production.

In Costa Mesa, California, he lived with his long-time girlfriend, Edie, pursued his passion for music and rode his prized motorcycle. Tom had many friends and was well-loved, inspiring others to rise above life's challenges, he showed a constant compassion to those who are suffering. Tom's joke-telling, cooking, writing, chess playing, advice-giving, and many other talents will be missed, along with his brave and beautiful heart.

Thomas is survived by his parents, James and Valorie Rauh; his sisters, Ellie, Ursula, and Laura; his brother, Ted; and grandmother, Ann Rauh; and all of his cherished family who loved him dearly.

Mass of Christian Burial will be Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 10 a.m. at St. Vincent Church, 164 West Market Street, Akron. Calling hours will be held at Hummel Funeral Home, 500 East Exchange Street, Akron, on Wednesday, from 4 to 7 p.m. Tom will be buried at Mount Peace Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Battered Women's Shelter of Summit County. Condolences may be shared at 330-253-6126

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Published by Akron Beacon Journal from Mar. 24 to Mar. 25, 2015.
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Hummel Funeral Homes - Akron
500 East Exchange Street, Akron, OH 44304
Mass of Christian Burial
St. Vincent Church
164 West Market Street, Akron, Ohio
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So sorry to hear about your loss Mr. and Mrs. Rauh. I always admired Tom for his passion above anything else. You and Valorie raised him the right way. He would be a son that I would be proud of. Sincerely Firestone Falcons rule
Mathew Uhr
February 28, 2017
My condolences to the family....he was a good friend
Deon Miller
January 18, 2017
Jim, Valorie & Family:
So very sorry about Tom's passing. Many years ago, we had a great winter hike in Sand Run with Tom & Father Anthony who taught at St. V-M. May Tom rejoice in paradise with our Risen Savior. God bless you and all those you meet.
Stephen Halaiko
April 8, 2015
Jimmy, I am sorry for your loss. I wish you and your family solace, and when the time is right may you have all the memories that bring smiles.
Mark Cross
April 4, 2015
Jim and Valorie, I am sorry for the loss of Tommy. Although I didn't stay in touch as the kids were grown. I remember babysitting at the house on Dodge with a great deal of fondness. I remember Tommy as bright,mischievous,always inquisitive and a fearless big brother. My heart and prayers go out to you and your family. Kind Regards, Karey
Karey DiSanto
March 28, 2015
Dear Jim,
I'm so sorry for your loss. Parents should not outlive their children. Time,lots of time to fade the pain until only good memories remain.
It has been a long time since we sat next to each other in grade school. It is good to get back to the basics. Think Catholic. Know,love,and serve God. Prayers,works,joys and sufferings for God and the poor souls. Contrition for sins. Finite cross... eternal crown.
Bill Flohr
March 27, 2015
Mr James Rauh and Valorie , Tom was a wonderful person to others and I wish you peace and love. he showed those qualities to me personally more then once. Love to the entire Rauh family.thanks tom rest in peace
James Flynn
March 27, 2015
You were a good friend to my son and daughter. You protected Mary on the school bus when you were both at St. V. grade schoool. You treated Bill with respect and gave him friendship all through the years.

Everyone who ever knew you loved you. Who could resist that impish smile, razor wit, and generous spirit?

I remember you as a toddler. I recall you playing the trombone at your Dad's birthday as a tribute to him. You were the cutest little boy. You grew to be a fine young man.

You were deeply effected by the injustices in the much so that, at times, you began to lose sight of it's beauty. You were a sensative and caring soul...

I have tried to write words of comfort to your family for several days... I can't find anything to adequately express the depth of my sorrow and condolence.

I could not attend yesterday because I want to remember you as I saw you last...smiling, happy to be among friends, ever the peace maker...

Thank you for that gift. I will always cherish it.

I love you like a son, and I feel priveleged to have known you.

See you on the other side...
Colleen (Conley) Breen
March 27, 2015
James I can only wish the best for you my heart goes out to you and family. Jeff Merweiler
March 26, 2015
My condolences to you James and your wife and children hopefully looking back on good times as I always have with your family from grade school till now.
March 26, 2015
James and Valorie,
As i still miss Brian, my thoughts are with once again.

Robert Horning
March 26, 2015
Dear Valorie and family,
I am very very sorry for your loss. I pray you will find comfort in the memories of a better time. God bless you all.
March 25, 2015
Tom was the closest thing to a brother I've ever had. my prayers and good vibes are with you and your family. I think him for all the good memories and still love him no matter what
Amanda white
March 25, 2015
Tom, once upon a time I got jumped by 4 guys at once and you single handedly fought them all off me. I will never forget that. Your family has always and will always be one of my absolute favorites and you will be so sorely missed. Thanks for saving me that night. Rest in Peace. -Jake Ochsenhirt
March 25, 2015
Our deepest sympathy and prayers.Can't say anything that feels right. Our Family to yours. Jim and Martha Thomas
Jim Thomas
March 25, 2015
I'm so sorry for your loss, my deepest condolences
Beau Schmidt
March 24, 2015
Very sorry for your loss. May God be with you in this time.
James Brady
March 24, 2015
No words can ease the pain right now, but faith in the lord and your own strength with serve to comfort you in the days and weeks ahead. My deepest condolences. Bob Castanaro
March 24, 2015
Most sincere prayers and hope for all your family to heal ~ this is such a great untimely loss.
"Love is a symbol of eternity. It wipes out all sense of time, destroying all memory of a beginning and all fear of an end." ~Author Unknown
ginger leonard
March 24, 2015
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Johnny, Anne and Mary-Ellen.
Julie Kish-Sutek
March 24, 2015
The lasting memories of hiking and being with family and children will make our lives that much more special....thanks Tom.

The Mark Friess Family
March 24, 2015
On behalf of the STVM Alumni Association, we express our deepest sympathies to the Rauh Family.
STVM Alumni
March 24, 2015
RIP Tommy.
Amy Stuttler
March 24, 2015
Catch ya on the flip,brother!!
March 24, 2015
Tom grew up to be a handsome young man with an awesome smile. He didn't talk much to adults in high school; but whenever I spoke to him, he was very kind and sweet. He impressed friends and classmates with his great intelligence - especially in science.
He was blessed with great talent - and a wonderful family. Our prayers are with you all.
Patty Burdon
March 24, 2015