Tom was born August 30, 1958 in Fort Wayne, Indiana to Alfred and Elizabeth Rasp.
He grew up in Lakewood, Ohio and Olympia, Washington.
Tom is survived by his parents; son, Kevin Rasp; Kevin’s mother, Kimberly Rasp; dear friend, Leslie Steiner; sister, Els Deming, and nephews, Vann and Cole Deming.
After completing the B.S.
degree at WWU, he moved to Spokane Valley and began his career as a mechanical engineer.
Tom engineered projects at several local companies including: Key Tronic, Robotic Process Systems, Westek Automation, Telect Inc., and Accra-Fab.
Tom was a master craftsman, able to design products, operate machinery, fabricate, write operating manuals and travel abroad to provide assistance.
He had many interests.
He was a true romantic, loved travel and adventure, raced motorcycles as a youth, read broadly, maintained a lovely home, enjoyed music and played the guitar regularly.
Tom’s heart failed him on August 12, 2012.
His life brightened the lives of all who knew him.
A Celebration of Tom’s life will be held at 10am on Saturday, August 18, 2012 at Thornhill Valley Chapel, 1400 S. Pines Rd., Spokane Valley, WA.