PEQUANNOCK — Services will be held for Edward B. Thom, 93, of the Pompton Plains section of this community, who died on Thursday, May 15, 2014.
Born in New York City, Mr. Thom was raised in Manhattan, N.Y., and lived in Englewood before moving to Pompton Plains in 2006. He owned an export business in New York City for many years before retiring. Also, he was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was active in civic and school activities in Englewood, as well as with the New Dimension Theater in Englewood, the Elmwood Players in Nyack, N.Y., and the Bergen County Players in Oradell. After retiring, he began a career as a professional actor, touring Europe three times with Classic Theater International and appearing in numerous stage productions, commercials, movies, and television shows. He appeared on "As the World Turns" for two weeks in 1985. And, he was in rehearsals for "Love Letters," which was scheduled to be performed in June at Cedar Crest Village in Pompton Plains.
Donations may be sent to the Bergen County Players, 298 Kinderkamack Road, Oradell, NJ 07649.
Mr. Thom is survived by his daughter, Binnie of Tampa, Fla.; his son, Bill of Waldwick; and two grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his wife, the former Dorothy Lysaght.
Published in Suburban Trends on May 19, 2014