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Gary E. Thomas

April 14, 1953 ~ September 24, 2020 (age 67)


Now Gary, finally, is at peace. Please hold him close, as we do, in your heart and soul. As we try to understand the meaning of this tragedy, remember, Gary was a wonderful man, an amazing Husband, Father, Papa, Brother and Friend and I know his love of his family and friends will fill many people with the incredible joy he felt for life, and for the absolute privilege of loving him and sharing our lives with him. Gary E. Thomas of Jackson Township, Ohio, passed away Thursday  September 24, 2020 after a sudden battle with cancer.  Gary was born in Johnstown, Pennsylvania on April 14, 1953.  He loved his family, baseball and football, traveling with his wife Jean, gun shows and military memorabilia.  Gary was a member of St. Jacobs Lutheran Church of Jackson Township.  Gary and Jean also owned a successful quilt shop in Berlin, Ohio for 9 years.  Gary had a long and successful banking career for 40 years. Gary is survived by wife Jean Thomas of Jackson Township; daughter, Megan of Scio; grandchildren, Emma, Annabelle and Logan; brother, Bruce of Canton. Calling hours will be at Heitger Funeral Home, Jackson Chapel, 5850 Wales Ave.  NW, Massillon, Ohio 44646, Sunday September 27th from 4pm to 7pm.  Funeral services will be on Monday September 28 at 11am at the funeral home.  Burial to follow the service at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens in Massillon.

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September 27, 2020

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Heitger Funeral Home-Jackson Chapel
5850 Wales Ave. N.W.
Jackson Township, OHIO 44646

Funeral Service
September 28, 2020

11:00 AM
Heitger Funeral Home-Jackson Chapel
5850 Wales Ave. N.W.
Jackson Township, OHIO 44646

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