George F. Thomas 1944-2021

NEWTON FALLS — George F. Thomas, loving husband and father of five children, passed away Sunday, April 11, 2021, at his residence, at the age of 77.

On Feb. 9, 1944, in Youngstown, Guy and Mary Nestor Thomas welcomed the birth of their only son.

He was a graduate of Hubbard High School Class of 1962. He was employed as a salesman in both retail and the auto industry.

On Aug. 19, 1978, he married Catherine Bailey of Niles at the First United Methodist Church.

In his younger years, George enjoyed shooting pool and water skiing. George always enjoyed playing bridge with his sisters and brother-in-law. He was involved in the Chamber of Commerce of Newton Falls and helped to organize the Dicker Days celebration. He enjoyed hosting large family gatherings at his home, especially those including fishing and canoeing off his homemade dock. He was known for his quick wit, infectious smile and ability to make everyone laugh.

George was preceded in death by his father, Guy; mother, Mary; sister, Jackie; and son, George Jr.

Cherished memories of George will be carried on by his wife, Catherine; son, George “Hank” Thomas of Newton Falls; daughters, Pam (Randy) Raidel of Champion, Stephanie Thomas of Niles, Angie (Eric) Howell of Cuyahoga Falls and Mindy (Michael) Imbrogno of Parma Heights; sisters, Beverly Scott of Hubbard and Pattie (Dick) Tate, also of Hubbard; and grandchildren, Allyssa Freel, Sarah Colburn, Paige Freel, Owen, Julia, Isabelle and Justin Howell and Emilia Imbrogno; and great-grandchildren Milo Freel, Emma and Mara Paliswat.

Family and friends may call Thursday, April 15, 2021, from 4 to 7 p.m., and from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. Friday, April 16, 2021, at the Bernard P. Borowski Memorial Home in Newton Falls.

Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. Friday, at SS. Mary and Joseph Church, with the Rev. David Merzweiler officiating.

The family would appreciate donations, in George’s memory, be made to the American Lung Association at lung.org.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Bernard P. Borowski Memorial Home.

Visit www.borowskimemorialhome.com to offer condolences.

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