L. Wayne Thomas, for­merly of Christina, Pa.

1931-2016

Daily Local News (West Chester, PA) - - OBITUARIES -

L. Wayne Thomas, age 85, passed away at the Quar­ryville Pres­by­te­rian Re­tire­ment Com­mu­nity on Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 1, 2016. He was the hus­band of the late Joyce E. Caulwell Thomas who passed away on June 23, 1994.

Wayne was born in Chris­tiana, son of the late Earl W. Thomas and Ruth Brown Thomas Sny­der and step-fa­ther James G. “Spark” Sny­der. He re­tired from Lukens Steel, where he was em­ployed as a Stan­dards Tech­ni­cian. Wayne was a mem­ber of the Chris­tiana United Methodist Church from birth and ac­tively sup­ported the church through­out his life. He was an Army vet­eran serv­ing in the Korean Con­flict. He was a life­time mem­ber of the Chris­tiana Lions Club with over 55 years of ser­vice and nearly per­fect at­ten­dance. Ad­di­tion­ally, he was the club sec­re­tary for over 40 years. He played “Granny C” for the Chris­tiana Clam­petts. Wayne en­joyed hunt­ing, fish­ing, the­ater pro­duc­tions and work­ing with stained glass.

Sur­viv­ing are 4 chil­dren: Michael W. hus­band of Shari Brown Thomas of Stras­burg, Robert B. hus­band of Chris­tine Lan­dis Thomas of Parkes­burg, Dawn T. wife of Richard C. Stott of Con­estoga, Mark A. hus­band of Va­lerie Keefer Thomas of Danville, PA, 7 grand­daugh­ters, 4 step­grand­chil­dren, great­grand­chil­dren, 3 step­great-grand­chil­dren, and sis­ter Donna wife of Mike Byrd of Gap. Also sur­viv­ing is his sig­nif­i­cant other, his sweetie, Kaye Meyer of Parkes­burg.

A me­mo­rial ser­vice will take place from the Chris­tiana United Methodist Church, 14 South Bridge Street, Chris­tiana, PA on Sun­day, Oc­to­ber 16th at 3 p.m. with a time to greet the fam­ily from 1:30 p.m. un­til time of ser­vice. Pri­vate in­ter­ment will take place prior to the me­mo­rial ser­vice in the Belle­vue Pres­by­te­rian Ceme­tery, Gap, PA.

In lieu of flow­ers con­tri­bu­tions may be made to the Chris­tiana Lions Club, P.O. Box 242, Chris­tiana, PA 17509.

Ar­range­ments by the Shiv­ery Fu­neral Home, Chris­tiana & Par­adise. www.shiv­ery­fu­ner­al­home.com

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