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Walter Earl Thomas

Passed away on January 27, 2014, due to complications of pneumonia.  Words cannot express how much his love, kindness, enthusiasm for family and helping others, and musical gifts will be missed.  Walt was born May 27, 1928 in Los Angeles.  Having earned his Doctorate of  Musical Arts from Stanford University, he was devoted to his career in music education, both choral and piano.

He is the beloved husband of Irene,  father of Earl and Teresa (Whitman), father-in-law of Lynn Rosener and Michael Whitman, grandfather of Erik and Chelsea Whitman, Jacob and Lucas Rosener.  He is survived by his sister Patricia Slabaugh.   Predeceasing Walter are his mother, Marion (Pope) Thomas, his father, Horace Thomas and brother, Robert Thomas. 

A Celebration Of Life will be held at 10:00am on Saturday March 1, 2014 in the "The Cafe" at the  Menlo Park Presbyterian Church, 700B Santa Cruz Avenue, Menlo Park, CA.

Published in San Francisco Chronicle on Feb. 23, 2014
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