West Lebanon, N.H. - Gordon Alexander Thomas, 84, of West Lebanon, died unexpectedly but peacefully, in his home on Monday, Dec. 24, 2012.
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The son of Earle and Helen Thomas of Rye, N.Y., Gordon graduated from Rye High School before matriculating at Dartmouth College. Gordon graduated with the esteemed Dartmouth Class of 1949 and then continued his post-graduate education at Columbia University, where he received his law degree.
Gordon retired to Norwich, Vt. after serving many years as the vice president and general counsel of ITT Continental Baking Company in Harrison, N.Y. In retirement, Gordon traveled extensively, played tennis and paddle tennis, and sang with the Men's Glee Club of the Upper Valley. Gordon also dedicated countless hours to a wide array of volunteer organizations in the Upper Valley and beyond. He was a friend to many and respected by all.
Gordon was predeceased by his wife of 42 years, Doris (Aakervik) Thomas.
He is survived by his wife of eight years, Patricia (Dumke) Thomas and her family. Gordon is also survived by his daughter, Krista Corr; son-in-law, Barton Corr; and granddaughters, Julia and Megan Corr of Newton, Mass.; his daughter, Alix Jenkins and son-in-law, John Jenkins, of Hillsborough, N.C.; his sister, Joanne Macomber and her family of Marblehead, Mass.; his sister, Betsy Amin-Arsala and her family of Washington, D.C.; goddaughter, Carol Mohn of Marblehead, Mass.; and goddaughter, Susan Gramstorff of Gatlinburg, Tenn.
A celebration of life for friends and family will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013, at the top of Hopkins Center, Hanover, N.H.
To view an online memorial and or send a message of condolence to the family, please visit www.rand-wilson.com
Arrangements are under the direction of the Rand-Wilson Funeral Home of Hanover, N.H.
Published in The Day on Jan. 4, 2013