Joseph A. Thomas Sr.

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Joseph A. Thomas Sr.

December 07, 1941 - November 03, 2018

Joseph A. Thomas Sr. Joseph A. Thomas Sr., 76, of Shenango Township passed away peacefully Saturday morning, Nov. 3, 2018, in Vibra Hospital, Boardman, OH.
Mr. Thomas was born on Dec, 7, 1941, in New Castle, to the late Louis and Edna (Nader) Thomas. A lifelong area resident, he was a 1959 graduate of New Castle High School. Joe later completed his bachelor's degree through Pennsylvania State University while working for Rockwell International - Axle Division, in New Castle.
He retired in 1992 from Rockwell, where he worked as a tool and die maker as a member of the U.S. Steel Workers Union for 30 years.
Joe was a member of St. Joseph the Worker Church, New Castle.
Recognized as a Golden Eagle, he was a lifelong member of F.O.E. 455, New Castle. Joe loved spending time with his wife, sons and granddaughter, Gianna.
Surviving are his beloved wife of 55 years, the former Barbara Weaver, whom he married Aug. 24, 1963; two sons, Joseph Thomas Jr. and his wife, Barbie, Neshannock Township., and Eugene "Geno" Thomas and his wife, Lisa, Lowellville, OH; a sister, Joan Petrucci and her husband, Patsy, Shenango Township; and a granddaughter, Gianna Thomas; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Joe was preceded in death by his mother and father-in-law, Rose and Thomas Weaver.
Calling hours will be 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, in J. Bradley McGonigle Funeral Home and Crematory Inc., 111 W. Falls St., New Castle.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Wednesday in St. Joseph Church, 1111 S. Cascade St., New Castle, with Rev. William Siple, as celebrant.
Interment: St. Vitus Cemetery, New Castle.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at
Published on November 4, 2018
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