Dr. Frank B. Thomas III

January 27, 2011
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APRIL 30, 1931-JAN. 26, 2011

HANCOCK — Dr. Frank B. Thomas III, 79, of Hancock, Md., died Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2011, at City Hospital, Martinsburg, W.Va.

Born April 30, 1931, in Meyersdale, Pa., he was the son of the late Frank B. Thomas Jr. and Irene Bolden Thomas.

He was a 1949 graduate of Meyersdale High School, a 1953 graduate of Mount St. Mary's College, Emmitsburg, Md., and a 1957 graduate of Jefferson Medical School. He retired in 2006 from his family practice of 46 years in Hancock.

He was a member of St. Peter Catholic Church, Hancock.

He is survived by his wife, Marion R. Thomas, whom he married, Aug. 31, 1957, in Meyersdale; children, Marion F. and husband, Dr. Christopher Lane, of Waynesville, N.C., Frank B. Thomas IV of Hancock, Michael Thomas and wife, Angie, of Little Orleans, Md., Dr. Ralph Thomas and wife, Tania, of Williamsport, Pa., Theresa Pittman of Warfordsburg, Pa., Rosemarie and husband, Gary Reynolds, of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., Charles Thomas and wife, Elizabeth, of Annapolis, Md., Paul Thomas and wife, Kathy, of Big Pool, Md., and Elizabeth and husband, Brian Woltemath, of Virginia Beach, Va.; brothers, Dr. Terrance Thomas of Williamsburg, Va., Adrian Thomas, John Thomas and Dr. Nathan Thomas, all of Meyersdale; grandchildren, Coleen, Kathryn and Mary Claire Lane, Zita and Meladie Thomas, Rebecca Shoemaker, Patrick, Anna, Jeremiah and Shawn Thomas, Chelsea Koontz, Elena Thomas, Johanna and Jacob Pittman, Jessica Francis, Max Reynolds, Anastasia Andrews, Angela Thomas, Nathan Koontz, Cole, Alexa, Noah and Ian Thomas, Alex, Kayla and Nicholas Woltemath; and great-grandchildren, Owen and Charlotte Gadoury, Matthew Thomas, Dylan and Emberlyn Koontz, Kaitlyn and Layla Twigg, Nathan and Jacoby Francis, Elijah and Zoey Snow, and Jaidallyn and Natalie Andrews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, Jan. 31, at 11 a.m. The Rev. John Lombardi will be celebrant. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends Saturday from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Parish Hall. Sunday the rosary will be prayed at noon at the church. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Parish Hall, 16 E. High St., Hancock.

The family requests that memorial contributions be made to Splendor of Truth Radio, c/o Marion Thomas, or St. Peter Catholic Church, 16 E. High St., Hancock, MD 21750.

Arrangements were handled by Grove Funeral Home, Hancock.

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