Richard N. Thomas
April 2, 1931 ~ May 7, 2011
Richard N. "Dick" Thomas, 80, of Chesapeake, VA, formerly of Weirton, WV, died Saturday May 7, 2011, at the Chesapeake Regional Medical Center.
Born on April 2, 1931, in Glendale, WV, Dick was a son of the late Stephen and Helen Kulpa Thomas. He was also preceded in death by his sister, Monica Thomas.
After graduation from West Virginia University in 1960, Dick was employed with Weirton Steel, where he retired in 1996 as a systems analyst. He served proudly in the United States Air Force from 1950 until 1954.
He was a member of Saint Paul Roman Catholic Church, and the Knights of Columbus 3734.
He is survived by his loving wife of over fifty years, Mary Evancho Thomas; a son, Dr. Richard John Thomas, and his wife Anessia of Chesapeake, VA; a half brother, Stephen Thomas of Michigan; and his two beautiful grandchildren, Ian Richard and Parker John Thomas of Chesapeake, VA
Friends and relatives will be received Wednesday from 10 AM until 11 AM, at the Greco Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street Weirton, WV
Funeral Liturgy with Mass will be celebrated 11 AM Wednesday at Saint Paul Roman Catholic Church, Weirton, WV
Entombment will follow, at Saint Paul Cemetery Mausoleum, with military services conducted by the American Legion Post 10 Firing Squad.
Memorial contributions may be made to Saint Paul's School or Church 140 Walnut Street Weirton, WV 26062
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Dear Mary, Our deepest sympathy for your loss; What a pleasant man Dick was! Always smiled at the mention of your son & family, how proud he was. Please know you, Rich & family are in our thoughts & prayers.
Mary, Rich, Anessia and boys, It’s been so long, but I can still see Dick with his easy goin’ smile watching all the kids perform their mischief. I don’t think he was programed to move fast and furious like the rest of us. So calm! I know you’re all grieving, but have confidence that you’ll move ahead, and make him proud – all of you! Good people . . .
Dear Mary, Judy and I were so sorry to hear of Richard’s passing. We have fond memories of times spent with the two of you. Richard was like an older brother. He even helped build our home in Warwood. My Dad is now 92 and living at the Welty Home in Wheeling. We were just visiting him in wheeling last week. I know he would like to attend the funeral, but I don’t think we can arrange it. Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Lou SR, Lou JR, and Judy Kulpa, Jasper GA
Mrs. Thomas, Please accept my condolences in regards to the untimely passing of Mr. Thomas. I think about the times that I spent at your house when Rich and I were growing up. Mr. Thomas was a good man and I know that family was very important to him. I will keep all of you in my prayers!
Sorry that I could not atten the service.Working out of town.Richard is in my prayers.God Bless
Dear Mary and family, We were very sorry to here of Dick’s passing. You have our deepest sympathy at this time of your loss. Our prayers are with you. Ann & Norm Kulpa
I am a first cousin to Richard; a child of Theodore Kulpa Sr., who was a brother to Helen Kulpa Thomas. I knew Richard as a child, while he was in Wheeling. Although Weirton is not far from Wheeling, contact with the family has been lost over the years. Accept my condolances. I will offer prayers and rosaries for Richard. Mary