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Walter J. Thomas  

Walter J. Thomas

May 27, 1933 –¬†November 20, 2014

Walter J. Thomas, age 81, of New Castle, DE, passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 20, 2014.

Born in Maspeth, New York on May 27, 1933, Mr. Thomas was a son of the late George and Mary Ament Thomas. He honorably served his country as a member of the Army National Guard for 23 years. Mr. Thomas made his career as a maintenance foreman with the former North American Smelting Company and would later accept a position with the Wilmington Finishing Company, where he worked until his retirement in 2003.

Active in his community, he gave of his time and talents as a longtime volunteer at Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children. He enjoyed camping, fishing, crabbing, gardening and also repairing things.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Thomas was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Nancy Lee Scheier Thomas; 2 brothers, Charles Thomas and Eugene Thomas; and 3 sisters, Marie Thomas, Maddelin Smith and Verna Darris. He is survived by his children, Deborah L. Finnegan of Acworth, GA, Jeff W. Thomas of Wilmington, DE, Keith C. Thomas of New Castle, DE and Patricia L. Stewart of Middletown, DE; 5 grandchildren; and 12 great grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 7 pm on Monday, November 24, 2014 at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. duPont Parkway, New Castle. Interment will be at the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Bear at a later date.

In lieu of flowers,memorial contributions may be made to The Arc of Delaware, 2 S. Augustine Street, Wilmington, DE 19804 or to Easter Seals, 61 Corporate Circle, New Castle, DE 19720 or to the Delaware SPCA, 455 Stanton-Christiana Road, Newark, DE 19713.

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  1. Eugene Solomon, November 23, 2014

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to you all, your father is a good man as seen thru the children he has raised. May he and your mother be rejoined and live in the light of the Lord. Gene & Tammy.

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  2. Shirley Anderson, November 24, 2014

    Keith,

    I am so sorry for your loss. May your memories bring smiles to your face and knowing your father is at peace brings you comfort.

    Shirley Anderson
    D&T Heating and Cooling

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  3. Mrs Ganaway, November 25, 2014

    I”m sorry for the loss of your dear and precious Walter, you are not alone, and may you be encouraged from knowing that by means of God’s Kingdom under Jesus Christ rulership, we will get to see our loved ones again. (John 5:28,29) And just think of how wonderful it will be when we will never have to die at all.!!!
    Revelation 21:4 says “And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain anymore. The former things have passed away.”
    This is a future prospect for all those who love righteousness. Psalms 37:29 says “The righteous will possess the earth, And they will live forever on it.”

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