Eugene L. Thomas, 73, of Ulster, PA (Burlington Twp.) passed away at home with family by his side on Saturday morning, August 11, 2012, following a courageous battle with cancer.
Gene was born on March 3, 1939 in Sayre, a son of the late Raymond and Lena (Seymour) Thomas.
A devoted husband and father, Gene married the former Linda Bradford on Oct. 4, 1969 in East Troy. He was a“jack of all trades” type, a carpenter and handyman. In earlier years, he worked at Trayers Manufacturing in Elmira, and later for Calkins Auto and Jesse Stryker’s Auto both of Troy.
Gene was very meticulous and took great pride in detailing cars. He enjoyed playing horse shoes, metal detecting and collecting Lionel Trains. He also was a great fan of Nascar’s Mark Martin.
Surviving are his wife Linda; children, Gary Thomas (Terri Heath) of Endicott, Dan Thomas (Alex Haver) of Germany and Sharlene (Keith) Wagner of Luthers Mills; grandchildren, Nesa and Kira Thomas; a brother, Dale (Shirley) Thomas of Canton; a brother-in-law, David (Elizabeth) Bradford of Gouverneur, NY; nieces, nephews and many special friends.
He was predeceased by his beloved dogs, Sylvester and Phoebe.
Friends may call 11 – 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15, at Pepper Funeral Home, 578 Springbrook Dr. in Canton. Chaplain Richard Davis will officiate the funeral service at 1 p.m.. A private burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery, Troy, PA. Memorials in Gene’s name may be made to Towanda Memorial Hospice, 91 Hospital Dr. Towanda, PA 18848. Online condolences may be shared at www.pepperfuneralhomes.com