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Thomas Edward Rawley

10/30/1950 — 06/03/2019

Thomas Edward Rawley, age 68 of Eastlake, passed away June 3rd, 2019 surrounded by his loving family.  Tom was a devoted son, husband, father, grandpa, and friend to many.  A trustworthy, extremely hardworking, auto mechanic of 53 years and Co-Owner of JT Highland Auto, his talents helped generations of customers, especially family and friends, travel the roads safer.  He was a lover of golf, horse racing, meticulous landscaping, and his time as an Eastlake Little League Baseball coach for both his sons.  

Tom was the youngest of five children, born in 1950, in East Cleveland to the late Frances Joseph (deceased 1963) and Esther Marie (deceased 1992) Rawley. Although he graduated from Brush High School in 1969, he has many close friends from Shaw High School where he spent three years.

Devoted Husband of 25 years to Kathleen Rawley (nee Brennan); Generous Father to Tony Rawley, Christina (Ronald) Goertler, Tim Rawley, Beth Rawley, and Jack his pup; Cherished Grandpa to Alicia, Gavin, and Gabriella; Brother of Daniel F. (Gaynell) Rawley, Gerald L. (Mitty) Rawley, Ronald G. (Sharon) Rawley (deceased 2012), Sue F. (George) Padavick, Jane M. (Bob) Aukens, Uncle and Cousin to many.

The Rawley family would like to invite you to Tom’s Celebration of Life from 1-3 PM, Saturday, July 13th, 2019 at Trader Jacks Riverside Grille, 35901 Lakeshore Blvd., Eastlake.

In lieu of flowers, the family request stories and photos of Tom to be shared so that his memory lives on.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Jeff Monreal Funeral Services.


  1. Anthony Mitri

    Saturday morning breakfasts, where memories of the old days at Shaw are kept alive for me, won’t be the same without Tom.

    Anthony Mitri
  2. Mike Walker

    Rest in peace Tommy, I remember our trip to bay point camping as if it were yesterday. That corvair was something else. God bless you and the family! Prayers gping up!

    Mike Walker

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