David L. Thomas, 87, of Catawissa, passed away Wednesday, October 30, 2019 under the loving care of his family and Geisinger Hospice and went into the loving care of his Lord and Savior.
He was born December 4, 1931 in Cleveland Township, a son of the late Roy and Harriet (Miller) Thomas.
He attended Reed’s School. He completed a TV repair course. He worked on the family farm, Regal Shirt Factory and for Howell’s TV & Appliance and Horne’s Construction. He then owned and operated Thomas TV and worked for Comsat Earth Station and Knoebel Lumber retiring in 2009. He has been an active member of the Bethel United Methodist Church, Catawissa since 1941. Serving as Sunday School Superintendent, Sunday School Treasurer and also serving on Church boards.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by three brothers Paul and John Thomas and Robert Yost and his sister Gladys George.
He is survived by his wife the former Alice Horne whom he married April 8, 1955 and two daughters Ann and her husband Albert DiOrio III and Kay and her husband Bill Sevison all of Catawissa and three grandchildren Kristen and her husband Kevin Scheib, Shawn Sevison and his wife Anne, Brian Sevison and two step grandchildren William Sevison and his wife Amanda and Daniel Sevison and his companion Jamie and three step great grandchildren Tyler, Scarlet and Leah Sevison.
Service will be Saturday, November 2, 2019 at 2:00 pm at Bethel United Methodist Church 168 Bethel Rd. Catawissa, Pa 17820 with his Pastor Paul E. Kreisher officiating. Burial will be at Bethel Cemetery. The family will receive friends Saturday at Bethel United Methodist Church from 12:00 pm until the time of service. Family and friends may send condolences at www.allenrhornefuneralhome.com In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in David’s memory to Bethel United Methodist Church C/O Janet Thomas 97 Fruit Farm Rd. Elysburg, Pa 17824.
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