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David Thomas

October 31, 1954 ~ August 15, 2018 (age 63)
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     David Thomas of Braziel Heights Road died  Wednesday  August 15, 2018 at his residence after a lengthy battle with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis .  He was born October 31, 1954 son of the late JT “Pop” and Florence Larned Thomas.  A life-time area resident, Dave had at one time worked for Rotron, however he was primarily a Catskill Mountain logger.  He had worked for Art Umhey, John Ingram, Art Ford, and Frank Parslow.  He formerly was a member of the Phoenicia Fish & Game, and a life member of the Hunt Club of North America.  He had an appreciation for nature, and was a skilled hunter and fisherman.  At one point, he was the youngest NYS licensed taxidermist.  He was active with the black powder shoots, and had participated in the Primitive Biathlons.  He was very proud of his buckskin outfit. 

     Surviving are his daughter Holly Lynn Frano and her husband Shannon of Shandaken, 2 brothers George ( Sherry) Thomas of Shokan and Glenn (Amy) of Frankfort, KY. , a granddaughter Ava Thomas, and several nieces and nephews also survive.  

     A Service to Celebrate the Life of Dave will be Sunday evening at 8pm at the E. B. Gormley Funeral Home 87 Main St. Phoenicia with the Rev. Karin Squires as celebrant.  Friends will be received on Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 8pm at the E. B. Gormley Funeral Home.  You may share a special memory with the family on Dave's Tribute Wall at gormleyfuneralhome.com


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