Cathy L. Rauch

15 September, 194929 May, 2021

Rauch, Cathy L., age 71 of Centerville passed away on May 29, 2021. She was born in Dayton to the late Pauline and Elmer Snyder. She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Thomas Rauch; children, Bryan Rauch, Michael (Maggie) Rauch, and Molly (Ryan Sweeney) Rauch; grandchildren, Lily and Jackson Rauch, and Alice, Eleanor, and Arthur Sweeney; brothers, Gregory Snyder and Timothy Snyder; sister-in-law, Patricia Perry; and, numerous nieces and nephews. A graduate of Fairmont West High School, Cathy was also an alumna of The University of Dayton where she was a member of the Flyerette dance team. She then went on to teach Social Studies at Bellbrook High School for 29 years, touching the lives of many students with her knowledge, dedication, and sense of humor. Cathy loved caring for the family pets, morning cups of coffee on the patio, reading, writing, and spending time with her grandchildren. A Funeral Mass will be held at 12:00pm on Friday, June 18, 2021 at St. Henry Catholic Church, 6696 N Springboro Pike, Dayton, OH 45449. Friends and Family may gather prior to the mass from 9:30am until 11:30am at Tobias Funeral Home, Far Hills Chapel, 5471 Far Hills Ave, Dayton, OH 45429. Burial to follow the service at Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Cathy's memory to the Humane Society of Greater Dayton.


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marcie breese

18 June 2021

Tom and Kids,
We were so sorry to hear of the passing of Cathy. I am the teacher I am today because of Cathy. In her memory, I have purchased some items off an Amazon wishlist for a first year teacher. Cathy was an amazing human being, we hope you find comfort in your memories and in knowing the many lives she touched.
With love,
Brad and Marcie Breese

Ted Wendeln

18 June 2021

My sincere condolences to Tom and family. Although I never met Cathy two of my daughters were fortunate enough to have had her as a teacher at Bellbrook High School. They both told me how much the learned in those classes. They say she was an outstanding teacher who had an impact on who they are today.

Joanne and Mike Russell

10 June 2021

Cathy Was our dearest friend and we will miss her. We shared many happy memories over the years. Love to Tom and the family

Joanne & David Cessna

9 June 2021

Cathy was such a wonderful, sweet friend. We were so sad to hear of her passing. Our prayers for Tom and family.

Mary Ellen Hickey

7 June 2021

Dear Tom and family,

I’m very sorry to learn of you wife’s passing. I know you spoke about her health issues. She’s free. God’s outstretched arms were ready to receive her. His head was bent to kiss her. Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her. May she rest in peace. My prayers are with you and your family.

Mary Ellen

Kerry Homenik

3 June 2021

Mrs Rauch was a wonderful teacher! I have great memories of her and her class...she left a lasting impression on many students. Always will be near and dear to my heart.

Very sorry to hear of her passing. Wishing you well during this difficult time.

Kerry Homenik
Bellbrook Class of 89