Arlen H. Thomas
Denville - Arlen Howard Thomas died on Monday, May 3, 2021 at Sunrise Assisted Living in Morris Plains. He was 83.
Born in Mt. Pleasant, PA, to the late Edna and George Thomas, he lived in Rockaway Twp. and Dover before moving to Denville 43 years ago.
He served in the US Marine Corp during peacetime. Mr. Thomas was a Teacher at Boonton High School in Boonton prior to retiring. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Rockaway. Arlen's hobbies included hunting, fishing, camping, and he was a distinguished marksman. He also enjoyed dog training, reading, country music, Western movies and above all, spending time with his family.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by two brothers, Tim and Terry Thomas. He is survived by his wife, Nancy (Cooper) Thomas; four children: Kenneth (Betty) Thomas, Deborah (Douglas) Grant, Michael (Karyn) Thomas and Dianne (Brian) Mohr; grandchildren: Kyle, Lauren, Alexander and Michael Grant, Justin and Jenna Thomas, and Brian Mohr; and great grandchild, Charlie Westcott Grant.
A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date in July. Services entrusted to Whitham-Kanapaux Funeral Home, Rockaway.
For those who wish, donations may be made in Mr. Thomas' name to: First Presbyterian Church of Rockaway, 35 Church St., Rockaway NJ.
To leave a condolence message, or check for service details (to be announced) please visit: RockawayFuneral.com