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Richard P. Thomas, 72 – Lifelong Port Carbon Resident

Richard P. Thomas, 72, of Port Carbon, Pennsylvania passed away on October 10th at home peacefully surrounded by family and friends.

He was born and raised in Port Carbon residing his entire life there.

He was the son of the late John E. (Boots) Thomas and Verle E. (Major) Thomas.

He graduated from Pottsville Area High School in June 1966. He was also a graduate of Ford School of Business, Pottsville.

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He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Port Carbon and also attended Holy Apostle Episcopal in St. Clair.

He held various positions of employment, with the most recent being Wegmans, where he was employed for 13 years until retiring.

Preceding him in death in addition to his parents were brothers John C. Thomas and William L. Thomas.

He was a loving uncle to his nephews and nieces.

Surviving are the following nephews, James D. Thomas and his wife Traci, Cass Township. Jason E. Thomas and wife Jennifer of Port Carbon. Jonathan M. Thomas of San Francisco, CA. Jodi L. Thomas of Cleveland, OH. Erica L. Thomas of Vancouver, B.C. Canada. Also, great nieces Kameron E. Thomas and Madison O. Thomas. Great nephew Jacob J. Thomas. Many cousins and aunt Dorothy (Bensinger) Major of Providence Place, Pottsville. Brother James Thomas.

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As per his wishes interment will be private at the convenience of the family.

The Robert A Evans Jr Funeral Home in Port Carbon is in charge of arrangements. Please send condolences to

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