Colorado Springs, Colorado / May 8, 1959—May 9, 2018
Thomas Michael Rochelle was born May 8, 1959 and died May 9, 2018. Our beloved father, husband, brother, son, and friend, Thomas Michael Rochelle, unexpectedly passed away at home, age 59. Tom was a long-time Colorado Springs resident, born and raised in Casper, WY.
He is survived by his mother, Rita Rochelle; wife, Christina; daughters, Kathryn, Mary, Jenna, and Rita; his siblings, Jim, Ann, Joe, and Pat.
He was preceded in death by his father, Rodney, and brother, John.
Family and friends celebrated his life on May 14th and 15th in Colorado Springs.
Tom’s family treasured his gentleness, resilience, persistence, optimism, hard-work, integrity, respect, kindness, compassion and silly jokes. Tom lived with epilepsy courageously: earning a college degree in HR, marrying his college sweetheart, lovingly raising four children, riding his bike in the sunshine (and snow), working with the disabled community, and joyfully caring for the people in his life.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Epilepsy Foundation of Colorado in memoriam of Tom. We’re so proud of his advocacy for epilepsy. We’d love for it to continue.