Tom Roush Memorial Funds

For: The family of Tom Roush
Seattle, WA
Organizer: Yanni Robel
Tom Roush Memorial Funds (The family of Tom Roush)
of $15,000 goal.
Raised by 87 donors
82% Complete

The Story

This page was created to celebrate and rejoice in the incredible life of Tom Roush.     

Along with being a fantastic technologist, Tom was a great writer whose wisdom touched the lives of many people within the SQL Server community.  Tom was indeed a great friend, and our community suffered a significant loss with his passing.    You are encouraged to take a look at Tom's stories over the years in his memoirs recently published here.

On Monday, January 29, 2018, at 12:12 pm Pacific, Tom took his last breath and went to be with the Lord. His wife and children were by his side.  Tom's undeniable talents and accomplishments will always be cherished,  but what we will miss most is his incredible spirit, kindness, and keen ability to make everyone he came in contact with feel comfortable.   

With the support of his family and medical staff, Tom fought the good fight for almost 14 years.  He handled that battle with so much grace that one might not even know it was happening.  Through thick and thin, Tom was always there for those who needed some wisdom, wit or a measured dose of both.     

This loss is a shock to many of us within the community.   While the overwhelming outreach of kind words and support has been a source of comfort and healing to the family, this page has been established to create memorial funds for funeral costs and to provide financial assistance to the family during this difficult time of grief.   

We are grateful for your contributions and continued prayers.    

God Bless.    

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on January 31, 2018

Posted on January 31, 2018

We are so overwhelmed with the love and support from everyone on their way to honor Tom and bless Cindy and the kids.    We reached the first goal we set in less than 24 hours, and we plan on delivering the first settlement to Cindy this week that can be used for immediate expenses today.

We have increased the goal and will leave the page open for many that still want to honor Tom.    Thank you for the incredible notes along with your generosity, and we know it meant a lot to Cindy and family to see how many lives that Tom touched.

Below is the message from Cindy:


I am only here for a moment and then I need to catch my breath again. You have astounded me and Alyssa and Kevin and Michael with your love and support. We are overwhelmed by your generosity and more than that, we will treasure the stories you are sharing for the rest of our lives. Thank you. God bless you. Thank you for loving Tom too.


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