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Eugene P. Thomas

Died: Wed., Jul. 17, 2019


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Eugene P. “Gene” Thomas, 84, a long time resident of Sunbury, passed away on Wednesday, July 17, 2019, at ManorCare.
He was born Feb. 15, 1935, in Sunbury, a son of the late Percival and Sarah (Walker) Thomas. On Aug. 11, 1961, he married the former Nancy L. Carrol who preceded him in death on Jan. 20, 2011.
He was a graduate of Sunbury High School.
He was employed at H. Warshaw & Sons, Milton where he retired after many years of service.
He was a member of the Rescue Hose Co., Sunbury.
Gene enjoyed grilling, going for long drives, and traveling following his retirement. His greatest joy came from time spent with his grandchildren.
He is survived by three sons and two daughters-in-law, Michael A. and June L. Thomas, Brian K. Thomas, and Brad E. and Sharon Thomas, all of Sunbury; one daughter and son-in-law, Lori A. and Todd M. James of Selinsgrove; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; sister, Naomi Clark of Sunbury; and his brother and sister-in-law, David and Irene Thomas of Florida.
In addition to his parents and wife of 49 years, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Harvey “Duke”, Frank, and John “Jack” Thomas.
Friends and family may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday, July 22, at the Joseph W. Epler Funeral Home, 210 King Street, Northumberland, followed by the funeral at 11.
Burial will follow in Northumberland Memorial Park, Stonington.
Contributions in Gene’s memory may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60601, or at alz.org.

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