Richard P. Thomas

Born: Thu., Jan. 15, 1948
Died: Sat., Oct. 10, 2020

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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.

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.

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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Margie Kunkel
   Posted Tue October 13, 2020
Please know how very sorry I am to hear about the loss of Rich. I worked with him for many years at Wegmans. I loved hearing his stories about his trips to NYC and the many Broadway shows he attended. He always had a way to make me smile and laugh!! The world has lost a good man! Hugs and prayers to his family and friends! Margie Kunkel

Cindy Thomas
   Posted Tue October 13, 2020
Jim, Traci , Jason, Jennifer and families. I’m so sorry for your loss and thankful for all you’ve done for Dick. I’m sure he was as good an Uncle to you as he was to Jonathan and Erica through the years. It meant a lot to me when we were going through difficult times and he was there for us. Dick has always been a “staple” and although I haven’t seen him much in the last few years, it’s sad to imagine him not being there. He was one of a kind and in a good way. Fun and funny and caring. I pray he is at peace.

Love, Aunt Cindy

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