Samuel G. Thomas Jr., 62

SEPT. 9, 1950-MARCH 6, 2013

March 07, 2013
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Samuel Gardner Thomas Jr., 62, of Boonsboro, Md., passed from this life Wednesday, March 6, 2013, at his home while surrounded by his family.

Born Sept. 9, 1950, in Washington County, Md., he was the son of the late Samuel Gardner Thomas Sr. and Anna Mae (Miller) Thomas, and was raised by his late aunt and uncle, John and Mildred Miller.

He was veteran of the Vietnam War, having served with the U.S. Army.

He was employed as a truck driver, having worked for Steffey and Finley Inc. in Hagerstown and L.W. Wolfe Enterprises Inc. in Myersville, Md.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara J. (Nave) Thomas; one daughter, Suzanne T. Stambaugh and husband, Lester, of Martinsburg, W.Va.; one son, Samuel G. Thomas III of Boonsboro; two sisters, Connie Church of Fairplay, Md., and Doris Stallings of Sharpsburg, Md.; two brothers, Raymond Thomas of Boonsboro and Vernon Thomas of St. Peters, Mo.; three foster sisters, Sandra Henson of Sharpsburg, Shirley Cook of Boonsboro and Susan McGlaughlin of Sharpsburg; two foster brothers, Ronald Miller of Sharpsburg and Samuel Miller of Williamsport, Md.; three grandchildren, Matthew, Ryan and Evan Stambaugh; and his best buddy, Kaleb Thomas.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Cindy Thomas and Bonnie Miller; and two brothers, John and Charles Miller.

A funeral ceremony will be Monday, March 11, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Bast-Stauffer Funeral Home, 7606 Old National Pike, Boonsboro. The Rev. Richard G. Hembrock will officiate. Final resting-place ceremonies will follow at Cedar Lawn Memorial Park, Hagerstown, where military honors will be rendered by Clopper-Michael American Legion Post 10 in Boonsboro.

The family will receive friends Sunday, March 10, 2013, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Washington County, 747 Northern Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21742 or Martinsburg VA Medical Center, c/o Oncology Department, 510 Butler Ave., Martinsburg, WV 25405.

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