Tom Roesch


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Tom Roesch

Please smile as you remember Tom Roesch, 73, who recently passed in Edmonds, Washington. Born in Hamilton, Ohio, Tom graduated from Badin High School in 1967, enlisting in the Navy 1969. During his 10 years of service, he received a Bachelor of Science in Oceanography from the University of Washington. After graduating, Tom became an Officer, retiring with the rank of Lieutenant in 1979. Tom continued his career as Manager of Test and Trials for Todd Shipyard in Seattle.

Spending time with Tom, you would find him preparing delicious meals that fed the soul, hauling in a fresh catch of fish or crab, or throwing a ball for an Irish setter, all the while surrounding himself with many loved ones. Following his passion for music, Tom provided funky licks on the bass guitar for several Seattle area bands.

Until he can celebrate with them again, Tom leaves behind his wife of 49 years – Anne, daughter Sarah, son Lenny, daughter Sana, son-in-Law David and the lights of his life, granddaughters Izzy and Esme. Siblings are Howie, Larry, Bill and Jenny.
Tom’s great sense of humor, easy smile, contagious laughter, and caring heart brought out the best of everyone he touched and he will continue to live on in their smiles.

Tom’s family ask that you raise your glass and make a toast to enduring friendships both life-long and beyond. Finally, to Tom – we wish you fair winds and following seas.

9 Responses to “Tom Roesch”

  • Pat Ford says:

    Tom, your laugh is what I miss. Your love for your family and your friends filled your life. You are loved and missed dearly.

  • Dennis & Wanda Craig says:

    Oh Tom❤️. We Love & Miss You So Much❣️ Are Hearts are broken💔. Your Family & Friends will always have a piece missing without you here❤️ We will always think of your kindness, your smile & laughter❤️ Blue Skies Forever Tom💙. Biggest Hugs to you & your Amazing Family❤️ We Love You All, Dennis & Wanda

  • Neil Rodriguez says:

    My deepest condolences and may you find the strength to get through this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with your entire family.


  • Heidi Wischler says:

    Tom was such a kind and gentle man, and he was a talented, funky Bass player! He also made me laugh and smile just by being himself! We sang backup vocals together at several performances, and he was so supportive of me and my musical abilities/pursuits. I feel honored to have gotten the opportunity to share a few stages and play music with him. I’ll never forget Tom’s warm, bright smile that lite up any room, what a great musician he was, how much he adored his family, and how he always seemed to have fun living life! Tom made the world a better place and I feel so blessed to have met him, played music with him and had some great conversations. Tom, You will be missed by so very many people who you touched, until we play music again, my friend! Rest In Peace!!🎶🙏💕🎵

  • Paul Richardson says:

    Tom my forever friend and BBQ bassist. Rest in love and peace until our jam on the otherwise. My deepest sympathy and love to your wonderful family.

  • Guy Sutton says:

    In loving memory of a long time special friend!
    I remember so well your humor and un- dying friendship.

    You will forever be in my prayers.I am sure that “up there” there will be all that you deserve.

    Rest In Peace dear friend!!

  • Dale Riccetti says:

    Tom was a super guy to work with a a genuine nice person.
    My deepest sympathy to the family.

  • Dave Chapman says:

    I had the privilege of refinancing a few loans for Tom and Anne. I just found out Tom passed. I always enjoyed driving from Kirkland to Edmonds to see Tom and Anne. Tom always had a great sense of humor with a warm greeting. Of all my many clients, I will miss Tom a lot. He was always fun to be around. My heart goes out to Anne and the family. God bless,
    Dave Chapman
    Owner of WA Discount Mortgage

  • Paul S. Nickelson says:

    Sad to hear of the passing of another old friend of shipyard days. Sweet memories of many ships we brought up from a heap of iron and machinery with the many talents of the combined heads and hands at task……..and the music. The times always went better with Tom in the mix !
    Paul Nickelson

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