? Michael Earl Thomas, 57, of Erie, passed away Monday, December 21, 2015. He was born January 26, 1958 in Warren, Ohio, the son of the late Clarence Earl and LaVerne Rose Bennett Thomas.

Michael held various jobs throughout his life, but most recently graduated from Tri-State Business Institute with a degree in machining. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. Michael enjoyed watching science fiction movies, playing video games, telling jokes and spending time with his family.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Jane Thomas (Winkelbauer-Pelc) and his brother, Richard L. Thomas.

Survivors include his son, William S. Pelc Jr. and his wife Sarah of Springboro, Pa.; one sister, Kathie Evanoff and husband Jerry of Newton Falls, Ohio; two granddaughters and several nieces and nephews.
A private ceremony will be held at a later date.