Stanley L. Thomas, age 67, resident of 23295 South Hickernell, Springboro, PA died Wednesday, May 23, 2012 at Meadville Health Center, Meadville, PA after being in failing health for some time. Born in Kittanning, PA on March 6, 1945, he was a son of the late Milton Thomas and Maude Bunting Thomas. On December 27, 1975 he married the former Roberta June Gilbert and she survives.
Following graduation from Gowanda, NY High School, Stanley attended Huntington College and Ball State College earning a Master’s degree in medieval English and later earning further credits in the same field of study from Clarion University. For a number of years he was a substitute teacher doing so for any subject where needed. Stanley was an avid reader and enjoyed walking.
Family members surviving Stanley include his wife, Roberta of 36 years; four children – Stanley Walter Milton Thomas of Springboro; Brian Thomas, Christopher Thomas, and Autumn Thomas all at home; two brothers – Reverend Paul Thomas and his wife, Dorothy of Union City and Joseph Thomas and his wife, Betsy of Doylestown, PA. Preceding Stanley in death were two sisters – Virginia Willey and Vivian Glenn; and three brothers – David Thomas, John Thomas, and Jim Thomas.
Friends are invited for visitation on Monday from 3:00 until 5:00 p.m. at the Van Matre Family Funeral Home in Cambridge Springs, and to funeral services there at 5:00 p.m. Reverend Greg Comp, pastor of the Conneautville Church of Christ, will officiate. Burial will be in Millers Station Cemetery, Rockdale Twp., Crawford County.