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Friday, September 4, 2015

Arnold G. "Butch" Thomas, 70, of 48 S. Cherry St., Emporium, PA

Arnold G. "Butch" Thomas,
Navy Vet

Arnold G. "Butch" Thomas, 70, of 48 S. Cherry St., Emporium, PA died at Shadyside-UPMC, Pittsburgh, PA on Thursday (September 3, 2015) afternoon.

He was born May 22, 1945 in Sagamore, Armstrong County, PA a son of the late Harry and Ethel Lingenfelter Thomas. On February 14, 2015 in Cameron he married Carol Stuart Thomas, who survives.

Butch Thomas graduated from Cameron County High School in the class of 1963. He joined the US Navy in 1964, retiring as chief Boatswain's mate in 1993. After retiring from the Navy he returned to Emporium and worked for several Powder Metal Companies before retiring in 2012. He was a member of the Miller-Raffaele Post 6221, VFW and was an avid bowler bowling at Mountain View Lanes.

In addition to Carol Stuart Thomas
Daughter: Renee Stuart, Portsmouth, VA
Son: Michael (Carol) Groff, Clearfield
Son: Michael (Seann) Thomas, Emporium
Daughter: Denise (David) Kritschgau, Frisco, TX
Son: Matthew Thomas, Pittsburgh
Daughter: Alicia Thomas, Pittsburgh
Son: Cameron (Cora) Thomas, San Diego, CA
7 Grandchildren, 2 Great Grandchildren
Brother: Harry "Jim" Thomas and Beth Legersky, Emporium
Sister: Becky (Lowell) Fryxell, Emporium
Brother: Tim (Ginger) Thomas, Pasadena, MD
Father-in-law: George Stuart, Emporium
Several: Nieces and nephews,

Preceded in Death By
Parents: Harry and Ethel Lingenfelter Thomas
Mother-in-law: Arlene Hudsick Stuart

There will be No Visitation. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Funeral Service will be held at the Barnett Funeral Home 207 E. Fourth Street, Emporium, PA on Monday (September 7, 2015) at 11:00 AM with Pastor Daniel S. Blust, officiating.

Burial will be in the Thomas-Ryan Family Cemetery, Emporium, PA

In lieu of flowers, Memorial Contributions may be made to the Cameron County Memorial Detail, c/o VFW, 427 E. 3rd St., Emporium, PA 15834

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