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Richard Austin Thomas

Warren, Trumbull County, Ohio, USA
Death 15 Jan 2017 (aged 93)
Harrisonburg City, Virginia, USA
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 175481501 · View Source
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Richard Austin Thomas, 93, went home January 15, 2017 at Sunnyside Retirement Community in Harrisonburg, VA. He was the son of Carl F. and Elinor H. Thomas and was born in Warren, Ohio on October 20, 1923.

He is survived by his wife of 73 years, Lillian S. Thomas; three sons, Stewart and wife Cynthia of Waynesboro; David of Stuarts Draft; Donald and wife Carla of Waynesboro; granddaughter Carrie (Travis) Francis of Westminster, MD; and sister Virginia McNabb of Waverly, Ohio.

Richard was preceded in death by his parents and a sister Margaret Richardson of Bryn Mawr, PA.

Richard was a Boy Scout. He graduated from Case Institute of Technology with a degree in Electrical Engineering and worked his entire 40 year career with the General Electric Company. Upon retirement, Richard and Lillian operated a commercial greenhouse where he loved on his Orchids and she loved on her African Violets. They were members of Fishersville United Methodist Church. He was a Ruritan and Boy Scout Assistant Scoutmaster at Troop 11.

A private memorial will be held at Sunnyside at a later date.

Memorial gifts can be made to Sunnyside Fellowship Fund, 600 University Blvd, Suite L, Harrisonburg, VA 22801.

Published in The News Leader from Jan. 16 to Jan. 19, 2017


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