George Thomas May 28, 1935 - Dec 15, 2017
CMSGT. George William Thomas (Ret.)
George William Thomas (Red), age 82, died at home Dec 15, 2017. George was a resident of Boothwyn PA. He was born in Wilkes Barre PA, but travelled extensively during his 30 years in the United States Air Force.
George was a career Military Man and was one of the first individuals promoted to the rank of Chief Master Sergeant. His many awards include: Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters, AF Commendation Medal with three oak leaf clusters, AF Outstanding Unit Award, AF Good Conduct Medal with six oak leaf clusters, Good Conduct Medal (Army) with one device, National Defense Service Medal, AF Overseas Long Tour Ribbon, AF Longevity Service Award Ribbon with six oak leaf clusters, NCO Professional Military Graduate Ribbon, Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon
He earned his Master’s Degree in Hospital Administration. He was a member of the American Legion.
A talented writer and photographer, George was also a man of great heart and courage. Throughout the years he opened his home to family and friends alike. He was smart, funny, and a truly loyal husband, father, brother, and friend. He battled Parkinson’s Disease and Dementia and spent the last several years of his life at home and bedbound. That is where his tremendous grace and humor were revealed. He didn’t complain (although he could yell with the best of them!) and continued to offer advice (one of his favorite things) and lead sing-a-longs right to the end. He died at home just as he wanted and joined the love of his life, Anne, just six weeks after her own death.
George was the son of the late George and Miriam Thomas.
Survivors: his children: Margaret Hatcher and Heather Thomas; his grandchildren: Brodie Hatcher, Conor Hatcher, and Stewart Murdock; his great grandson: Logan Hatcher; and his siblings: Betty Thennes, Gail Skrepenak, and Dr. David Thomas.
Visitation: Tuesday January 2nd from 12:00 - 1:00 pm at St. John's Episcopal Church, 576 Concord Rd., Glen Mills, PA 19342 followed by a Burial Eucharist at 1:00 pm. Burial will take place at St. John's Episcopal Church Cemetery followed by a reception in the church hall. In Lieu of Flowers: Donations may be made to St. John's Episcopal Church.