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82, Hollsopple, passed away peacefully August 17, 2017 at his home. Born December 1, 1934, in Hollsopple. Son of Chester G. Sr. and Myrabelle (Radcliffe) Thomas. Preceded in death by parents; granddaughter, Katrina Thoma;, great grandson, Jamie Kniss; and an infant sister. Survived by wife of 64 years, Linda L. (Smith) Thomas; children, Mark G. Thomas, Gallitzin; JoAnn, married to David Beaudreau, Pittsburgh; and Daniel, married to Patricia (Szapka) Thomas, Davidsville; 6 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, 1 step great-grandson; brothers, Millard "Butch", married to Jean (Lohr) Thomas, Hooversville and Chester G. Jr. "Chet", married to Lizzeth (Rosa) Thomas, Honduras; and daughter-in-law, Doris Thomas, Boswell. A 1952 graduate of Conemaugh Township Area High School. A graduate of University of Pittsburgh. Former Managing Editor of Johnstown-Tribune Democrat and retired Managing Editor for the Somerset Daily American. Member of Maple Spring Church of the Brethren, Hollsopple where he served as Sunday school teacher and cemetery association member. Also a member of Conemaugh Township Historical Society. In his spare time, Wade enjoyed hunting and fishing. Friends received from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Hoffman Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 109 Church Road, Davidsville. Funeral service 11 a.m. Monday at Maple Spring Church with Rev. Guy Myers presiding. Inurnment Maple Spring Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Wade's memory may be sent to Laurel Highlands Alzheimer's Foundation, 317 Power St., Johnstown, PA 15906 or Windber Hospice, 600 Somerset Ave., Windber, PA 15963. To express condolences, make a donation or light a candle, visit HoffmanFuneralHomes.com.
Published on August 18, 2017
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