Richard E. “Dick” Thomas

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202 W. Maple Street Willard OH 44890 12/27/2015 13:00:00

202 W. Maple Street Willard OH 44890 12/28/2015 11:00:00

Richard E. “Dick” Thomas, age 71 of New Haven, Ohio passed away Sunday, December 20, 2015 at The Willows of Willard, surrounded by family and friends. He was born August 17, 1944 in Bellevue, Ohio to Maurice and Ethel (Koch) Thomas. He was formerly employed by the CSX Railroad in Willard, Ohio. He was a life member of the Willard Elks and Moose Lodges and a former member of the Willard American Legion. Dick enjoyed basketball, baseball, dartball, hunting fishing, and being around Lake Erie with his family and friends for the past 30 years.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Sandra J. (Tussey) Thomas whom he married on May 29, 1965; two daughters, Vonda K. Moss of Hanover, PA, and Vicky (Heath) Polachek of Willard; nine grandchildren, Britni (Doug) Harrell, Kaelyn Moss, Kaeleigh (Tyler) Buccione, Marisa Moss, Bronson Owens, Jaret, Brevon and Kamdyn Polachek, and Brayden Thwaits. five great grandchildren; his mother, Ethel Slane; sister, Diana (James) Crawford of Mansfield; a step-brother, Steve Slane of Fremont; numerous nieces and nephews; and his favorite dog, Molly.
He is preceded in death by by his father, Maurice Thomas; and step-father, Lawrence Slane.
Visitation will be Sunday, December 27, 2015 from 1:00 to 5:00 P.M. at the Secor Funeral Home in Willard, Ohio, where the funeral service will be Monday, December 28, 2015, at 11:00 A.M. with Rev. Blanche Tyree officiating. Burial will follow at the Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in Willard, Ohio. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society for research in Astrocytoma type brain cancer. Online condolences may be made to the family at


William McDaniel - Jan 3, 2016

My thoughts and prayers are with you, Sandy and your Family. Dick was a good person. I played a lot of Ball against him but we never played on the same team. God Bless you.

Shirley & Bob Boyer - Dec 26, 2015

Ethel and Diane,
This is Shirley (Smith) Boyer. We are in Florida presently and viewed the papers on line and saw Dicks passing. we are so sorry to hear of this.Our thoughts and prayers are with you and yours at this difficult time. We return back to Norwalk in April. Love, Shirley and Bob

Glenn Barnett - Dec 24, 2015

My deepest condolences Sandy, Vonda , Vicki & families. Dick was a great person to work with and even a greater friend. I will miss him dearly. But I will always treasure the memories of my dear friend. we shared many laughs together over the years..the best.! of times. will miss you ol’ buddy.

Dewey and Barb Isaac - Dec 23, 2015

Sandy, So sorry for your loss. Dick was a wonderful guy and good friend for many years. Dewey says he will always remember the great times playing ball and darts. He, you and all your family will be remembered in our thoughts and prayers. Take care Sandy and God be with you. Love Barb and Dewey {South Carolina}

Jackie Eckstein - Dec 22, 2015

Diana I am so sorry to hear about your brother’s passing. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless You All. Jackie

Jacki Wiles - Dec 22, 2015

Sandy, so sorry to hear of Dick’s passing. You will be in my thoughts.

Jolynn Ware - Dec 22, 2015

Sandy, I am sorry for your loss . You will be in my prayers. Hugs. Jolynn

Linda Mosley Shorter - Dec 22, 2015

Sandy and family,
So very sorry to hear of Dick’s passing. Many good memories of the good old days in Willard. God Be with you all.

Rita (Reed) Faidley - Dec 22, 2015

Sandy and family, was so sorry to hear of Dick’s passing. He was a wonderful man and will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
Your all in my thoughts and prayers at this very difficult time.
May he rest in peace.

Pam and Paul King - Dec 22, 2015

Sandy and family – May the pain of your loss be be comforted by the happy memories you will have and share forever!
Pam and Paul King

Larry and Dianna Shields - Dec 22, 2015

To The Family of Dick Thomas:
Our deepest sympathies go out to you as a family. May God grant you strength, comfort, and peace. May time take away your sorrow and let grateful memories shine through your heart.
Prayers and God Bless You All.
Larry and Dianna Shields

Pamela Lafferty - Dec 21, 2015

Vonda and family so sorry for your loss.
God Bless