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Donald K. Thomas


March 11, 2008


Donald K. Thomas, 82, of 743 East Market Street Danville PA died Monday March 10 2008 at Geisinger Medical Center Danville PA.  He was born April 29 1925 in Northumberland PA the son of the late David Edward and Ruth Beatrice Kline Thomas. 

He graduated from Danville High School in 1943.  He served in the United States Army Air Force for 26 months during the European, African and Eastern Air Offensive Campaigns during World War II.   

Mr. Thomas was employed as a chemical operator by Merck Chemical and Pharmaceuticals Riverside PA for many years from where he retired.  He was an active member of First Baptist Church of Danville PA where he had previously served on many boards and committees of the church.  He was a member of the Susquehanna Sportsmenís Club in Valley Township and also the NRA.  Mr. Thomas was known by many as a sportsman, hunter and carpenter.  He liked to read and enjoyed making furniture.   

He is survived by his wife of 58 years Wilma Mae Leighow Thomas whom he married February 26 1950.  He is also survived by three sons; David D. Thomas and his wife Elaine; Edward A. Thomas and his wife Carla; and Dennis A. Thomas and his wife Sharon; all of Danville PA.  Also surviving is one daughter, Donna K. Thomas of Aldan Pennsylvania.  He is also survived by three grandchildren; Daniel, Laura and Seth and one sister Sylvia Dressler of Danville PA.   

Relatives and friends are invited to attend funeral services Thursday March 13 2008 at 1:00 PM at First Baptist Church 20 Brookside Drive Danville PA with the Reverend Dr. Harry H. Wonderland officiating assisted by the Reverend David J. Mouw, Associate Pastor and the Reverend Calvin R. Beveridge, Pastor Emeritus.  Burial will follow in Odd Fellows Cemetery Danville PA.  Friends will be received from 11:30 AM until 12:45 PM at the church.  The family will provide flowers.  Memorial contributions may be made to Explorer Girls, Inc. 311 E. Providence Road Aldan PA  19018 or First Baptist Church Memorial Fund.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Visneski Funeral Home, Inc 10 W Mahoning Street Danville PA.  www.visneski.com


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