OBITUARY

Thomas Sorauf

February 22, 1941January 3, 2021

Thomas Sorauf was born on February 22, 1941 and passed away on January 3, 2021 and is under the care of Tobias Funeral Home - Beavercreek Chapel.

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Thomas Sorauf

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Amanda Koenig

January 18, 2021

My parents always credited Dr. Sorauf with saving my life when I was an infant. I remember so many doctor visits as a child, and
I have so memories of taking my own children in to see Dr. Sorauf. Some were a little scary, but the visits were mostly fun...listening to Dr. Sorauf talk about my kids' progress, how much they've grown, what to look forward to...it was always something we enjoyed. He was more than a doc visit; he was an annual tradition for each of my children. He would ask about my parents, and we would catch up. He would make me feel like I was doing something right when it came to my children. When he retired, we had trouble filling that void because he set such a high standard. He was a true gem.

With love, respect, and admiration always,

The Gibsons and Koenigs

Miriam Cartmell

January 11, 2021

I am thankful for the hours and the years we spent together. Your role as Chief of our Pediatrics Section at Kettering Medical Center supported so much growth in our care for newborns that I could never recite them all.
Even in 'retirement' you continued to be involved with providing inservices for nurses and input to the leadership team. Your passion never wavered.
You are remembered by staff as an amazing educator, trail blazer, always seeking new information, and support for new ideas, equipment, and facility, and as a friend to many.
From myself, my team and Women's & Children's Services, you will be greatly missed. Blessings to the family with prayers of comfort.

Molly Stahl

January 9, 2021

Dr. Sorauf was an amazing and patient doctor. He was our sons’pediatrician and the best doctor for our oldest son who became deathly ill from RSV. As a mom learning and asking questions, he was willing to educate you....and gave you time.
He has left a wonderful impression on our family and the Dayton area. He will be missed. You have our deepest sympathy.

Pamela Earnhart Bowersox

January 9, 2021

Dear Sorauf family,
I was just talking about your Dad, Grandpa. I so miss him. He was my mentor for over 35 yrs. I fondly called him Boss and he called me Chief. He basically started training us NICU nurses back in the 70’s. He was hired as co-director of the NICU at Kettering Hospital. It was 1972. As a teacher he came in every week on his day off, sat down in the nursery with his white board and we talked about babies. His philosophy was “There is no stupid question except the one you don’t ask”. I was told by him I could call him any time if I needed him. And call I did!!
He took care of my 3 children, my daughter-in -law, and 3 of my grandchildren. My family grieved when he retired. I have so many precious memories of him I can’t share them all. He was my friend and I valued him so much. He made me cry a few times and he dried my tears on his shoulder. I will never forget him or his love for my family. I love and respect him.
God bless you all. Pam
John 3:16

Donelle West

January 8, 2021

Dr. Sorauf your care and attention to our son has left a remarkable memory on our lives.
The Lord puts us in places for a reason. I hope you were as able to learn about Autism from us, as we were able to learn from you.
May The Lord provide peace and understanding to your Loved ones in this time.

Susan McCloud

January 8, 2021

My first boss as a young 20 year old nurse. We remained friends until his passing. I truly believed he loved my family which had been long term patients. He was a trusted, excellent physician with a big heart for disabled children. He proudly stood among grandparents during a photo of my niece Cathy’s wedding to Grafton. He graciously hung the framed print on his office wall. I don’t think I ever missed sending him a birthday card up until his retirement. I looked back at my messages to him during November and saw 6 messages that mostly involved thoughts of God. I had no idea he was ill. I pray the messages touched his heart with enormous love and peace. I hope he is among one of the first greeters when I pass away and enter the light of Heaven. I am thankful he was apart of my life. To his family hold fast to your memories they will quiet the loss. Put your trust and hope in the Lord, He will not leave or ever fail you.

Robin Burneka

January 8, 2021

My deepest condolences to your family . Dr. Sorauf was a wonderful doctor and man . He was beyond doubt the best doctor and diagnostician ever. Most children dislike going to doctors, mine loved going to him and stayed with him until they were 21. The world lost a wonderful man and my family will forever treasure his memory . When one of my children was no longer his patient and was experiencing health issues that even specialist couldn’t figure out , he immediately knew what it was and what tests to perform for a proper diagnosis . May he rest in peace. Heaven gained a wonderful man

Marvin Miller

January 7, 2021

Tom was as an intelligent and compassionate physician. I will greatly miss him.

Joan Green

January 6, 2021

I knew Tom Sorauf through his wife, Margaret. Margaret was a member of the Church Mice Quilters. She spoke of him and his love for his work, and his interest in his trains. Sadly, I did not get to know Tom personally until her death. He was a kind and caring man. He shared his hobbies with me and my husband and we shared memories of Margaret. He will be missed.

Dawn Garrett

January 6, 2021

Dr. Sorauf was my saving grace through the long years of recovering from an Autism diagnosis with my son, and many more childhood diseases. I will never forget the day that Haley had dislocated her elbow for the 4th time and he had me drive her to his house and he put her elbow back into place, In his driveway. That is what I call a hero. Dr. Sorauf you will be thought of often and greatly missed. Dawn , Courtney, Tyler , and Haley Garrett