Warren Lee Thomas

May 2, 1932 ~ September 5, 2020 (age 88)


Warren Lee Thomas  88, of Houtzdale passed away Saturday September 5, 2020 at his residence. 

Born May 2, 1932 in Brisbin, he was a son of the late Cyril and Jennette (Lobb) Thomas.

Lee was an active member of the First United Methodist Church, Houtzdale, the Osceola Masonic Lodge #515 F&AM,  member and dedicated volunteer for the Houtzdale-Ramey EMS, and the Houtzdale Fire Co. for many years.

He retired from Sears in 1993, where he was employed as  a service technician for over 25 years .

Lee served honorable with the United State Army.

He  loved watching his grandchildren play sports, Friday morning breakfast with his family, fishing and camping.

On October 16, 1953 in the First United Methodist Church, Houtzdale, he married Shirley (Hensel) Thomas, who preceded him in death on January 11, 2008.

Surviving  is a  son Rick (Beth) Thomas of Ramey, seven  grandchildren; Harmony Switala, Shannon (Keagen) Forman, Matthew Kephart, Kelsey (Scott) Gulish, Brandon, Ryan and Devin Thomas.

Also surviving are five great grandchildren, Chris and Lily Switala, Jace and Malia Forman, Aria Gulish and a brother John William Thomas of Jamestown, NY.

Lee was preceded in death by his parents, wife, two  daughter Luann Washel on May 19, 2015, Holly Kay Kephart on May 29, 2020 and a brother Calvin Gene Thomas.

Rev. Robert Ford will preside over a  Memorial Service at the Birger A Freeberg Funeral Home Inc, Houtzdale on  Saturday September 12, 2020 at 11:00 a.m.

Friends will be received at the funeral home Saturday  from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service at 11:00 a.m.

Donations may be made in Lee's memory to First United Methodist Church, 811 Clara Street, Houtzdale, Pa. or Houtzdale-Ramey EMS, Box224, Houtzdale, Pa. 16651.

Interment will follow in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Brisbin

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Memorial Service
September 12, 2020

11:00 AM
Birger A. Freeberg Funeral Home Inc.
200 David Street
Houtzdale, PA 16651

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