Charlie Thomas, formerly of Knox Street, Hanover Township, passed away Monday, Sept. 9, 2013, in Wilkes-Barre General Hospital.
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Born Sept. 21, 1931, in Hanover Township, son of the late William and Ester Thomas, he was a graduate of Hanover High School, Class of 1949.
He was an Air Force veteran of the Korean Conflict.
Charlie was formerly employed as a purchasing clerk by Wyoming Health Care (First Hospital), Kingston, retiring in 2012.
He was a member of Baptist Tabernacle Church, Wilkes-Barre; American Legion Post 609, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5267 and AMVETS Post 59, Hanover Township; and the Oak Grove Club, Wilkes-Barre.
Charlie enjoyed his time spent with his family on numerous vacations, including the Maryland beaches and in Disney World. He also enjoyed being with his two dogs, Shadow and Bandit.
He is survived by his son, Charles J. and his wife, Cheryl Thomas, Hanover Township; daughter, Tammy and her husband, Albert Walker, Hanover Township; and grandchildren, George and Yuannis Polemitis, Michelle and Charles D. and Dylan Thomas, Matthew, Marissa and Zachary Walker.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Rose Thomas, and brothers, William, James, David and Robert.
The funeral will be held Friday at 10 a.m. from Mamary-Durkin Funeral Service, 59 Parrish St., Wilkes-Barre. Interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Hanover Township. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday.
Memorial contributions may be sent to the SPCA, Fox Hill Road, Plains Township, PA 18702.
Mamary-Durkin Funeral Service, Inc - Wilkes Barre
59 Parrish St.
Wilkes Barre, PA 18702
Published in Citizens' Voice from Sept. 10 to Sept. 11, 2013