Keith E. Thomas

January 13, 1936 - January 11, 2019
Keith E. Thomas

Keith E. Thomas, 82 of Calcutta passed away Friday, January 11, 2019 following a lengthy battle with cancer.
He was born in Wellsville on January 13, 1936 the son of the late Edward E. and Sylvia (Morris) Thomas. Living his entire life in this area, he was a 1953 graduate of Wellsville High School, a graduate of the Ohio Valley Business College and attended the Metallurgical School in Weirton, WV. Keith worked at Crucible Steel as a Metallurgical Tech before retiring after 30 years. He then went on to drive a bus for the East Liverpool City Schools for another 13 years before retiring in 2001. Keith was a 56 year member of the Masonic Lodge #315 and a 32nd degree Mason in Scottish Rite Valley of Steubenville and a lifetime member of the Wellsville Elks Lodge. He was also an avid golfer, Pittsburgh Steeler fan and Ohio State fan and was a member of Good Shepherd United Methodist Church where he served as a Trustee and Usher.
He is survived by his wife Raylene (Smith) Thomas whom he married August 26, 1954; a son: Mark Thomas and his wife Rhonda of Calcutta, OH; a daughter: Deborah Williams and her husband Terry of East Liverpool, OH; grandchildren: Drs. Tera Conway and Collin Conway of Pittsburgh, PA, Lynn Shilot and her husband Dr. Jesse Shilot of East Liverpool, OH and Paige K. Thomas of Pittsburgh, PA and great grandchildren: Thomas & Lilly Shilot of East Liverpool, OH.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his sister: Carolyn Green and his beloved canine friend Effi.
Services will be held at the Calcutta Chapel of the Martin MacLean Altmeyer Funeral Homes on Monday, January 14, 2019 at 11 AM with Rev. Duane Hetzer of Riverside Presbyterian Church officiating. Burial will take place in Riverview Cemetery.
Family will be present to receive friends at the Calcutta funeral home on Sunday, January 13, 2019 from 1 to 3 PM and 6 to 8 PM. Masonic Services will be held Sunday evening at 7:30.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Family and friends may view this obituary or send condolences online at www.martinmacleanaltmeyer.com or by visiting the funeral homes Facebook page.


Service

Monday, January 14, 2019
11:00 AM

Martin MacLean Altmeyer Funeral Homes Calcutta Chapel - Directions
15872 St. Clair Avenue
Calcutta, Ohio 43920
330-382-0600

Burial

Monday, January 14, 2019

Riverview Cemetery - Directions
2026 St. Clair Avenue
East Liverpool, Ohio 43920

Visitation

Sunday, January 13, 2019
1:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Martin MacLean Altmeyer Funeral Homes Calcutta Chapel - Directions
15872 St. Clair Avenue
Calcutta, Ohio 43920
330-382-0600

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  • January 11, 2019
    Robert Weber says:
    Prayers going up for you all in this season of your grief. May Jehovah Shalom watch over you and care for you now and always.

  • January 11, 2019
    Fred and Mary Frost says:
    Our deepest sympathy and prayers to the entire family.

  • January 12, 2019
    Kathie and Bill Rogers says:
    So sorry for your loss. You are lucky to have beautiful memories to help sustain you through this very hard time. Bill and I send you prayers of strength and love.

  • January 12, 2019
    Mary Sue Winland says:
    My sincere sympathy to your family through this difficult time.

  • January 13, 2019
    John & Sanfy Cornell says:
    We will miss Keith, a friend in life and a friend in Christ. We offer our condolences to Raylene, Mark, Debbie and their families and pray for God's comforting hand to be on them.