E. Dean Thomas, 87, formerly of RD, Mapleton, PA, died Monday, September 14, 2020 at Paramount Senior Living, Fayetteville, PA..
Born March 31, 1933 in Saltillo, PA, he was the son of the late Ernest P. and Jenetta (Grissinger) Thomas. He was united in marriage to the former Patricia A. Fleming on December 26, 1956. Mrs. Thomas preceded in death on February 10, 2020.
He is survived by three children, Rodney Thomas and his wife Pam, Roger Thomas and his wife Rhonda and Patty Gayle Zimmerman and her husband Ken, all of RD, Mapleton, PA, six grandchildren, Michael Thomas, Bethany Thomas, Shane Thomas, Faith Buck, Abby Zimmerman and Ryan Zimmerman and three great-grandchildren, Elayna Thomas, Caylen Thomas and Brynlee Thomas.
Mr. Thomas was a member of the Crossview Missional Church, Cassville, PA.
During his lifetime, he was the owner/operator of Thomas Gulf in Knightsville and had worked over 20 years as a highway foreman and assistant manager at PENNDOT.
Mr. Thomas was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in the Korean War.
He loved traveling, spending the winters in Florida, woodworking, and his grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 AM on Thursday, September 17, 2020 at the former Crossview Missional Church, 7702 Oak St., Saltillo, PA with Pastor Dan Mansberger officiating. Interment will be made at Cornelius Chapel Cemetery, RD, Mapleton, PA. Friends may call at the church from 7 - 9 PM on Wednesday and one hour prior to the service on Thursday.
Online condolences and further information can be obtained at www.martinrbrownfh.com.
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