C. Maston THOMAS

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Kays-Ponger Funeral Home
2405 Harbor Boulevard
Port Charlotte, FL

THOMAS, C. Maston 93, of Port Charlotte, FL passed away Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013. Maston was born In Bamburg, SC, April 30, 1919, and moved to Florida in 1925. He graduated from St. Petersburg Jr. College in 1938 and Georgetown Kentucky College in 1940 where he was a member of KA fraternity. He received his Masters in Industrial Management from MIT in 1951 on a Sloan fellowship program. Maston joined the Navy in 1940 where he rose to Lt. Commander and served in North Africa, taking part in three Mediterranean invasions Sicily, Naples, Sardinia during WWII. During his active service he married Jacqueline Carico a WAVE Ensign in 1943. In 1944, he returned to the U.S. where he taught and was head of the seamanship program at Notre Dame University. Following his war service, Maston joined AT&T where he spent 38 years as an executive. He was comptroller of Bellcomm, which provided NASA with technical support to put the first man on the moon. He was treasurer of several AT&T subsidiaries throughout the the United States, Canada and Cuba. Maston retired in 1978 and returned to Florida from the New York area and settled in Port Charlotte, FL where he enjoyed golf and other sports. He was a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America, The Charlotte Harbor Yacht Club and the American Legion while living in Port Charlotte. Survivors include daughter, Jacqueline (Lynn) Thomas-Pitz and son-in-law, Dr. Richard Pitz of Punta Gorda Isles; son, Charles Maston Thomas Jr., and daughter-in-law, Jeannine Thomas of Miami; and son, Maj. (Ret.) Jules Thomas and daughter-in-law, Susan Thomas of Columbus, MS and their two children, Kelly and Robby Thomas; as well as sisters, Katie Hornack and Elise Ewart Maston's wife of 50 years, Jacqueline "Jac" preceded him in death in 2002. To light a candle in his memory please visit www.kays-ponger.com. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Kays-Ponger Uselton Funeral Home and Cremation Services Port Charlotte Chapel

Published in the Tampa Bay Times on Jan. 30, 2013
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