Arlen H. Thomas
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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.

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Published in Daily Record from May 5 to May 6, 2021.
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May 6, 2021
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Hildegard and Art Benjamin
May 6, 2021
I taught with Arnie at Boonton High School for most of my 35 years there. He was a quiet person who minded his own business. As a result it took me a while to get to know him. We found out we shared an interest in fishing , hunting, shooting,and dogs, so we became friends. I would like to express my condolences to Arnie’s family, he spoke of them often and they were obviously the most important part of his life. RIP
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