Dorothy Ruth Thomas


Dorothy Ruth Thomas, 78, formerly of Atlantic and a resident of Rolling Fields, passed away there Saturday, January 5, 2019.

She was born October 8, 1940 in Gibsonia, a daughter of Marcellus and Blanche Bick Schwartz. She married Richard F. Thomas November 4, 1961 and he preceded her in death August 11, 2011.

Dorothy was a 1959 graduate of West Deer High School, Gibsonia. She was a U.S. Army Veteran, serving stateside from 1959 to 1961.

A homemaker, Dorothy was a member of Compassion Church, Conneaut Lake, Women's Aglow and enjoyed gardening.

Survivors include seven children, Charlene Thomas of Atlantic, Laurie Taylor (Phillip) of Jefferson, OH, Mark Thomas (April) of Carlton, MI, Jennifer Harmon of Meadville, Veronica Burncheck (Jeff) of Carlton, Melissa Vrobel (Joe) of Burton, OH, and Christian Thomas (Tiara) of Adamsville; a brother, Jim Schwartz of Meadville; nineteen grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a brother-in-law, Pete Wichryk; five sisters-in-law, Nancy Thomas, Nancy Geyer, Beverly Thomas, Emily Love and Sylvia Maxwell and nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a sister, Marlene Wichryk.

Calling hours will be Friday, January 11th from 4-7 p.m. and Saturday, January 12th from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at WAID-COLEMAN FUNERAL HOME, 12422 CONNEAUT LAKE RD., CONNEAUT LAKE.

The funeral service will be Saturday at 12:00 p.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Aricka Ladebu, officiating.

Interment will be in McMichael Cemetery, East Fallowfield Township with military honors provided by VFW Post 2006.

Memorials may be made to Aglow International (for the Living Memorial Fund), P.O. Box 1749, Edmonds, WA 98020 or

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