Prayer will be at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at the Fox Funeral Home in Boardman, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St. Patrick Church, celebrated by Rev. Edward P. Noga, for William “Bill” H. Thomas, Jr. who passed away peacefully with his family at his side, Saturday March 17, 2018 at the Hospice House.
Bill was born December 28, 1936, in Youngstown, son of William H. and Dorothy Vaugh Thomas, Sr., he was a lifelong area resident.
He was a 1955 graduate of Boardman High School, attended Youngstown College, worked for First Energy for 41 years retiring in 1996.
Bill was a member of St. Patrick Church in Youngstown and a member of electrician’s union 118.
After retiring Bill enjoyed working in his yard and garden and golfing with his friends he was an avid Cleveland Indians and Browns fan. You could often find bill watching Hockey on the television.
His greatest joy was spending time with his Grandchildren and watching R.J’s Soccer games. Bill was very fond of his wife Barbara’s Cooking, there was nothing that she made he didn’t love.
Bill leaves to cherish his memory his beloved wife of 61 years, Barbara Jean Barvitski, they married on May 25, 1956. He leaves his sons William “Bill” B. Thomas of Marietta, Oh. and Robert “Bob” J. (Janet Hay) Thomas, Sr. of Canfield; his granddaughters Tara and Madison Thomas; grandson Robert "R.J" J. Thomas, Jr. all of Canfield. Bill also leaves his two brothers Paul and Bob Thomas and his sister Sue Thomas.
Family and friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Fox Funeral Home 4700 Market St. Boardman.
Bill’s family is requesting material tributes to be made to St. Patrick Church 1420 Oak Hill Ave. Youngstown, Oh. 44507 or to St. Jude Church 180 Seventh St. Columbiana, Oh. 44408.
Interment will take place at Green Haven memorial Gardens.
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