Obituary of Thomas James Tisdale
Thomas James Tisdale, 77, died peacefully on February 6, 2023. Tom was born November 1, 1945 in Seattle, Washington. He went to grade school and high school in West Seattle and lived there for a good portion of his life. He attended Washington State University and graduated from orthopedic physician’s assistant school in Iowa. Tom worked as a PA in Minneapolis before moving to Colorado. Tom worked in Colorado for several years before moving back to West Seattle.
In Washington he enjoyed sailing, golf and photography. While in Washington Tom moved away from the medical field and went into sales which he did for the rest of his career.
Tom was introduced to his future wife, Rochelle Rosenow, by a mutual friend in 1973. They both led separate lives for the next 16 years until Tom invited Rochelle to join him on a trip to Australia in 1989.
They ultimately fell in love and got married in 2000.
Tom and Rochelle enjoyed many years of traveling together throughout North America and Europe.
One of Tom’s favorite trips was their cruise to Greece. In addition to golfing together, they both enjoyed attending musical productions at the Arvada Center.
He is survived by his wife, Rochelle, siblings Gary Tisdale and Jane (Tisdale) Johnson.
He was preceded in death by both parents, Ted and Meda Tisdale, and older brother Mike Tisdale.
A Celebration of Life will be held on April 22 at Indian Tree Golf Course, 7555 Wadsworth Blvd, Arvada, CO 80003 starting at 1 pm.
In lieu of flowers, hug someone you love, contributions may be made to the Parkinson’s Association of the Rockies. https://parkinsonrockies.org