OBITUARY

Christine Elizabeth Rasche

January 21, 1947June 30, 2018

Christine Elizabeth Rasche was born on January 21, 1947 and passed away on June 30, 2018

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Christine Elizabeth Rasche

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Cindy Chin

September 6, 2018

I have been very lucky working in the UNF Faculty Association as the first one and only the full-time employee as executive secretary because of Dr. Chris Rasche. The Faculty Association has been handling so many important and multi-task such as handling the Academic Programs Committee academic curriculum application, handling and coordinating all the seven teaching, scholarship, service, and distinguished professor faculty awards, assisting the nominations and elections recruitment, and working on the website for all the legislative calendars since 1975, etc. When Dr. Rasche as Faculty Association president, she had been fighting with the Academic Affairs to have the office for Faculty Association and negotiating with the Human Resources for getting the higher position of office manager at least executive secretary instead of junior secretary in running this office. Although I never worked for her or even she didn't know me that much, but I appreciated her all the efforts she had been doing for the Faculty Association as well as the office. May she rest in God arms and enjoy her reward in the heaven.

Lynda Lewis

August 12, 2018

We all enter life on earth and later leave our “Footprints in the Sand.”
My friend Chris Rasche left more than her fair share of “Footprints” on Planet Earth.
Chris was my friend for 45 years. She was caring, loving and compassionate.
She was brilliant and creative.
She was there for every one of us. Her purpose on Earth has been fulfilled.
God only made one Chris Rasche and she has gone to be with him now.
Good Bye Dear Friend,
Lynda Lewis

Rick Parker

July 15, 2018

I have lost my teacher. She gave me the blessings of her friendship so in that I celebrate her life. Chris had many gifts and she wanted all of you if you were going to develop your craft and participate in life. Come prepared because she never gave an inch and that I will miss. I will remember our last hug in February at the beaches Panera. It was tight and I teared up as we parted. You were such a lady and I hung on your every word and want to thank you for all you are to me. Chris may you always know you are loved and my life is better for you being in it. Rejoice in your new life with Jesus Christ you so richly deserve.

Karen Smith

July 13, 2018

Dr. Rasche was much more than a mentor at UNF, she became a friend. Her classes were tough. She pushed, which is why I enjoyed them so much. She made her students think, inquire and dig for answers. She sparked my love for research and for that, I am forever grateful. We had many lunches together and she always had sage advice and a kind word to offer. Her scholarship, volunteerism, and fellowship will live on through our memories. Thank you, and Godspeed.

Susan Sharp

July 10, 2018

Chris was a dear friend and mentor. She had a marvelous knack with making each person feel valued. We developed a tradition of having dinner together at the ASC on Friday nights, usually with Susan Krumholz rounding out our trio. Chris was an amazing woman, an amazing scholar, and an amazing friend. I will miss her so very much.

Candice Batton

July 10, 2018

Chris was an inspiration to homicide and violence researchers everywhere. She was a founding member of the Homicide Research Working Group and provided guidance and support to so many developing scholars at the annual meetings. She has been and will continue to be missed by the members of our organization. Chris was a truly inspirational woman who made a difference in a lot of people's lives.

Marissa Delaney

July 7, 2018

I’m so glad I had the opportunity to learn from a pillar in the CJ community such as Dr. Rasche. She was one of those professors who really challenged the depth of your knowledge ...and until your hand might fall off. Her presence will certainly be missed and I will continue to enjoy discovering other Rasche survivors as I go through life. I’ve found 3 at work so far.

Cathy Chadeayne

July 6, 2018

Dr. Chris Rasche was my undergraduate and graduate professor. Chris mentored me for over thirty years and we became friends and colleagues. I am forever grateful for every role she played in my life . The knowledge she passed to all of her students can be seen throughout law-enforcement agencies, criminology and sociology practitioners, beyond the UNF campus, to our larger communities.
We have lost a truly unique and loving soul. May her name be for a blessed memory.

Ellen Glasser

July 6, 2018

When I joined the faculty at UNF, Chris and I shared communal space. She was so welcoming and generous with her kind words and guidance. She left her mark in many ways. UNF was better because she helped shape it. She was a brilliant scholar. She was committed to her students. She was the truest of mentors. She was a loyal friend.

I can't do her big life justice in this little box. She was greatly loved. My condolences go out to all who loved her.

Elizabeth Dretsch

July 5, 2018

Chris Rasche was an amazing colleague and overall awesome human being. I am very grateful to have had the opportunity to work with her at UNF from 2006 until 2008. I always appreciated her candor and quick wit. She was one of the best female mentors I could've possibly asked for in a male dominated field. She had such a positive impact on so many lives and will be sorely missed. Please accept my deepest condolences.