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Ronald Thomas

April 19, 1943 — January 25, 2022


R onald Richard Thomas, 78, of Frederick, Maryland, passed away on January 25, 2022 surrounded by his family.  He was the loving husband of 53 years to Shirley Thomas.

Born on April 19, 1943, in Pottsville, PA, he was the son of the late Alfred and Elizabeth Thomas. He graduated from Pottsville High School in 1961. He continued his education at the Technical School of Electronics in 1965 and later took courses at the University College of Maryland.

Ron worked for the Library of Congress for five years before moving to BAE Systems for 42 years. He was a member of the Washington DC National Guard. Ron was a senior warden and a member of the church choir and men’s church group at St. James Church before becoming a faithful member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church. He enjoyed antique cars, watching Redskins football games, and coaching his children’s sports teams. The most important and highest priority was always his family. His love, devotion, and pride in his family was evident through his unending commitment to them.

In addition to his wife Shirley, he is survived by his children; Jennifer Best and Ronald Thomas Jr. and wife Joyce; grandchildren Nathan Best, Natalie Best, Brooke Thomas, Reagan Thomas and Miles Thomas; nieces Marty Warner, Paige Klase and Tracy Wasserman; sister-in-laws  Margaret Thomas and Janet Miller; brother-in-laws Lawrence Miller Jr. and John Finkbohner.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother Terry.

A celebration of life will be held on April 23, 2022 at 11am at Evangelical Lutheran Church, 35 E. Church Street, Frederick, Maryland 21701. Reverend Dr. Ann Dentry will officiate the celebration.

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Service Schedule

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Celebration of Life

Saturday, April 23, 2022

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Evangelical Lutheran Church

31 E Church St, Frederick, MD 21701

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