2011-02-03 / Obituaries

Dr. Frank B. Thomas III

Hancock, 79

Dr. Frank B. Thomas III, 79, Hancock, Md., died Wednesday, January 26, 2011, at City Hospital in Martinsburg, W.Va.

Born April 30, 1931, in Meyersdale, Pa., he was the son of the late Frank B. Thomas Jr. and Irene Bolden Thomas.

He was a 1949 graduate of Meyersdale High School, a 1953 graduate of Mt. St. Mary’s College, Emmitsburg, Md., and a 1957 graduate of Jefferson Medical School. He retired in 2006 from his family practice of 46 years in Hancock.

He was a member of St. Peter Catholic Church, Hancock.

He is survived by his wife, Marion R. Thomas, whom he married August 31, 1957, in Meyersdale, Pa.; children: Marion F. and husband Dr. Christopher Lane, Waynesville, N. C.; Frank B. Thomas IV, Hancock; Michael and wife Angie Thomas, Little Orleans, Md.; Dr. Ralph and wife Tania Thomas, Williamsport; Theresa Pittman, Warfordsburg; Rosemarie and husband Gary Reynolds, Berkeley

Springs; Charles and wife Elizabeth Thomas, Annapolis, Md.; Paul and wife Kathy Thomas, Big Pool, Md.; Elizabeth and husband Brian Woltemath, Virginia Beach, Va.; brothers: Dr. Terrance Thomas, Williamsburg, Va.; Adrian Thomas, John Thomas and Dr. Nathan Thomas, all of Meyersdale; grandchildren: Coleen, Kathryn and Mary Claire Lane, Zita and Meladie Thomas, Rebecca Shoemaker, Patrick, Anna, Jeremiah and Shawn Thomas, Chelsea Koontz, Elena Thomas, Johanna and Jacob Pittman, Jessica Francis, Max Reynolds, Anastasia Andrews, Angela Thomas, Nathan Koontz, Cole, Alexa, Noah and Ian Thomas, Alex, Kayla and Nicholas Woltemath; great-grandchildren: Owen and Charlotte Gadoury, Matthew Thomas, Dylan and Emberlyn Koontz, Kaitlyn and Layla Twigg, Nathan and Jacoby Francis, Elijah and Zoey Snow, Jaidallyn and Natalie Andrews.

A Mass of Chritian Burial was celebrated Monday, January 31, at 11 a.m. Rev. John Lombardi was the celebrant. Burial was made in the church cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Splendor of Truth Radio, c/o Marion Thomas or to St. Peter Catholic Church, 16 East High Street, Hancock, MD 21750.

Grove Funeral Home, Hancock, was in charge of arrangements. Online condolences at www.grovefh.com.

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