Ralph "Moe" Edward Thomas, Sr.

November 8, 1937 ~ February 24, 2022 (age 84)

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Ralph “Moe” Thomas, 84, of Palo Alto, PA passed away peacefully at Luther Ridge on February 24, 2022. He will be forever missed.  Ralph was one of eight children born of the late Harry and Bertha (Pfeiffer) Thomas.  He lived his life in Palo Alto.  Ralph married his high school sweetheart, Patricia Ann Grover, and celebrated 62 years of marriage. Ralph is survived by his wife Patricia and their children.  Susan Donton- Kuhns and husband Pete, Ralph Jr. and wife Marcella, Linda Mingos and husband Ron, Sharon Souchak and husband Tim, Patti Ann DaSilva and husband Jeff, and Joann Conrad.  He is survived by 15 grandchildren, Robert Donton Jr, Megan Frasnelli, Paige Thomas, Isaac Thomas, Jacob Mingos, Mallory Mingos, Heather Shappell, Shannon Shappell, Jeffrey DaSilva, Neal DaSilva, Derek DaSilva, Shane DaSilva, Ian Conrad, Kaile Conrad, and Tanner Conrad;  great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. 

Ralph loved sports and the outdoors and was an avid hunter and trout fisherman. He also loved camping, deep sea fishing, spending time on the beach, and going on cruises. He had a permanent campsite at Rosemount Camping Resort for many years.  In his youth he enjoyed playing football, softball, basketball, boxing, as well as roller skating and dancing. Ralph was also an avid train collector.

Ralph was a lifelong member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church.   Upon graduating from Pottsville Area High School in 1955 he entered the Pennsylvania Army National Guard, enthusiastically serving for 11 years.  

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday March 1st at 11AM at the St. John the Baptist Church in Pottsville, with Rev. Kevin Bobin officiating.

Relatives and friends are invited to a viewing on Tuesday morning from 9:30-11AM at the Church.

Interment with Military Honors will be held in the St. John's No. 2 Cemetery in Pottsville.

The Robert A Evans Jr Funeral Home in Port Carbon is in charge of arrangements.

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24 Hour Viewing
March 1, 2022

9:30 AM
St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church
909 Mahantongo Street
Pottsville, PA 17901

Mass of Christian Burial
March 1, 2022

11:00 AM
St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church
909 Mahantongo Street
Pottsville, PA 17901

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