SHARPSVILLE, Pa. - William John Thomas Jr., 73, of 2599 Shadow Drive, and formerly of Hermitage, Pa., died Wednesday morning, April 16, 2014, in the emergency room of Sharon Regional Health System of natural causes.
He was born May 25, 1940, in Sharon, Pa., the son of William John Thomas Sr. and Elizabeth Tedford Thomas.
William served in the U.S. Coast Guard.
He was the founder and CEO of Colonial Metal Products in the Stateline Industrial Park in Hermitage, and a member of Grace Chapel Community Church in Hermitage.
Survivors include his wife, the former Jean Buckley; a daughter, Heather Thomas Elmobasher; a son, William J. III; two grandchildren; and a sister, Elizabeth Trace.
A memorial service will be held 5 p.m. Tuesday at Grace Chapel Community Church in Hermitage, where calling hours are from noon until the time of service.
Interment will take place in Oakwood Cemetery in Hermitage.
Arrangements were handled by J. Bradley McGonigle Funeral Home and Crematory Inc. in Sharon.