In Memoriam: Richard A. Thomas (February 8, 1945 – October 14, 2012)
GUILFORD- Richard A. Thomas, age 67, passed away surrounded by family on Sunday, October 14th at Mayo Regional Hospital in Dover-Foxcroft. He was born on February 8th, 1945 to Clyde and Carolyn (Pray) Thomas.
He graduated from PCHS in 1963 and went on to start his own business, R.A. Thomas Logging. He enjoyed snowmobiling, hunting, ice fishing and smelting, talking, and working. He was one of the original members of the Master Loggers Organization. He spent countless hours at his cottage on Lake Onawa with family and friends.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 47 years, Roberta; his children, Melissa, Richard, Angela, and Jeanine; 10 grandchildren; 2 brothers, Gerald Thomas and his wife Carol, and Kenneth Thomas and his wife Wanda; a sister, Rose (Thomas) Folsom and her husband Stan; Snickers (his much loved dog and riding partner) and many amazing friends.
He was predeceased by his parents; and a brother, Russell Thomas.
A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, November 3rd at 1:00pm at the PCSS gymnasium.
Burial will be in the Lawn Cemetery in Guilford at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, please, feel free to make donations to our local school, SAD #4, Attn: Superintendents Office, 25 Campus Drive, Drop #2, Guilford, ME 04443 or the Guilford Fire Department, 390 Church Street, Guilford, ME 04443.
Arrangements by Crosby & Neal, Guilford.
We are saddened by Richard Thomas’ passing. Richard was a long time member of the board of the PLC of Maine and his wisdom and insight will be greatly missed.
From all of us at the Professional Logging Contractors of Maine, our condolences, thoughts, and prayers are with Richard’s wife Roberta, the Thomas family, and the employees of R.A. Thomas Logging.
10-18-2012 Update: Richard’s Celebration of Life service will be at Piscataquis Community Secondary School, 9 Campus Dr. Guilford, Maine 04443, on Saturday November 3rd @ 1:oo PM.
FYI: Mapquest (http://www.mapquest.com) lists the school as “Piscataquis High School” not “Piscataquis Community Secondary School”. – MAB