In Loving Memory of Samuel Thomas
Samuel Monk ThomasBenton Township, PA January 21, 1943 ~ April 21, 2017 Date of Service: April 27, 2017
Samuel Monk Thomas, 74, made heaven a better place on April 21, 2017. He passed away at his home in Dalton, PA surrounded by his loving family.
Sam, or ZOOP as his friends and family knew him, was born in Scranton, PA, to the late Andrew M. and Florence Meyers Thomas on January 21, 1943. He grew up with his seven siblings on his family’s farm in Dalton, PA. As a young man, Sam worked for International Salt Company. Then, following in his father’s footsteps he bought his first Brockway Tractor and drove as an owner operator for the rest of his career. Later in life, he discovered his true passion of farming. Sam enjoyed putting in hay, working on trucks and farm equipment, and feeding his animals. He took great pride in his home and farm. His house and garage were meticulously organized, and his lawn always groomed to perfection. Sam’s cows would run to the fence when they saw him step outside or drive down the dirt road, they knew how much he cared for them.
Sam loved his family beyond words. He was a dad, papa, brother, uncle, friend, hero, idol, mentor, and trucking partner. He was always there for anyone that needed a hand. He enjoyed the outdoors, especially the fishing trips to Canada, the bear hunts to Maine, and deer season on the farm. Almost every day, he spent time with either his son, daughters, grandchildren, brothers, sisters, nephews, nieces, or whomever happened to stop by that day. Weekends were spent hanging out in the garage with his family, door wide open, talking about old times, good times, and how the world has changed. Sam was so much to so many. Our hearts will forever be filled with his special ways, and a day won’t go by that we won’t miss or have heartfelt thoughts of him.
Sam was preceded in death by his brothers, Andrew M. Thomas Jr., William M. Thomas, and John M. Thomas.
Sam is survived by his wife Marie Genello Thomas; two daughters, Lisa Thomas and Rich, Scranton; Barbara Thomas and Mike, Dunmore; his son, Samuel Thomas and Amy, Scranton; two sisters, Patricia A. Klingel, Clarks Summit; Florence (Penny) Hayduk and husband Ray, Factoryville; two brothers, Joseph M. Thomas and wife Linda, Dalton; Michael M. Thomas and wife Ann, Dalton; grandchildren, Samuel III and Brandon Thomas, Sarah and Jack Harrington, Kaytlin, Anna, Mike and Elizabeth Czyzyk; great-Grandchildren, Samuel IV and Abby Thomas. Sam also had many in-laws, nieces, nephews and cousins.
A funeral service will be held Thursday at 7pm in the Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home, Inc. 318 East Drinker Street in Dunmore. Visitation will take place prior to the service on Thursday from 5pm-7pm.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association 7272 Greenville Ave.
Dallas, TX 75231 or www.donatenow.heart.org