David P. Thomas

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David P. Thomas

AGE: 64 • Portsville

Passed away on Feb. 3, 2014. Born June 3, 1949 to the late Fred and Mamie Thomas, David grew up in Concord, Delaware.

He graduated from Seaford High School, earned a drafting & design degree from Delaware Tech, worked at Dresser Wayne and was then asked by his older brother, Fred, to help grow the family roofing company, Tri-State Roofing, Inc. After his brother's passing, he carried on the business and has since passed it on to his son, David. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, boating, and photography. Most of all, he loved being with his family. He had a wonderful sense of humor and a generous heart. Everyone who knew David loved him. In addition to his parents, David was preceded in death by his brothers, Fred and Phil Thomas, and sisters, Rose Robinson and Diane Tyndall. He is survived by his wife of almost 42 years, Starrie; daughters, Justina Sapna and husband George, of Seaford and Mamie Otero and husband John, of Greenwood; son David and wife, Karen, of Delmar; and grandchildren, Isabella, George, Kristin, Alissa, Alison, Jackson, and Lucy. He is also survived by three sisters, Estelle McCarthy, of Seaford, Sandra Weber, of Salisbury, MD, and Theresa Nero, of Seaford.

A viewing will be held Sunday February 9, 2014 at Watson-Yates Funeral Home, Front & King Sts., Seaford, where friends may call from 7-9 pm. A mass of Christian burial will be held Monday, February 10, 2014 at 11 am at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 532 E. Stein Hwy., Seaford. Interment will follow at Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, PO Box 719, Seaford, DE 19973.

Published in The News Journal from Feb. 6 to Feb. 7, 2014
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