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J. Edward Thomas

November 30, 2023 ~ November 30, 2023
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J. Thomas Obituary

J. Edward Thomas, 81, of Pleasant Unity, died Thursday, November 30, 2023 at UPMC Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh.  He was born May 20, 1942 in Pleasant Unity, a son of the late Joseph Edward Thomas, Sr. and Annabelle E. (Gilliand) Thomas.  He was a graduate of Hurst High School and member of St. Paul United Church of Christ, Trauger.  Ed was owner and operator of U-Stor-It Mini Storage in Pleasant Unity, worked at Latrobe Die Casting, then TSI Titanium of Derry and retired from Clark Metal Products, Blairsville.  He enjoyed classic cars, especially driving his 62 Chevy Impala and his 60 Chevy convertible.  He also loved hunting and fishing trips up north in Cameron County.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Bonnie L. (Palmer) Thomas and 3 brothers, Charles E., William H. “Sparky” and James R. Thomas, Sr.  He is survived by 3 children, Edward A. “Eddie” Thomas and John C. Thomas both of Pleasant Unity and Charlene A. Schiller and husband Gerald of Tarentum, 3 grandchildren, Adelaide, Mirabelle and Waylon Schiller, a brother, Robert W. Thomas and wife Joyce of Latrobe and several nieces and nephews.  Friends will be received from 3 to 7 PM Sunday at the LEO M. BACHA FUNERAL HOME, INC., 2072 Route 130, Pleasant Unity where funeral services will be held at 11 AM Monday.  Interment will follow in Hillview Cemetery, Hempfield Township.  The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the American Heart Association, 444 Liberty Avenue, Suite 1300, Pittsburgh, PA  15222.

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December 3, 2023

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Pleasant Unity Location
2072 Route 130, P.O. Box 504
Pleasant Unity, PA 15676

Funeral Service
December 4, 2023

11:00 AM
Pleasant Unity Location
2072 Route 130, P.O. Box 504
Pleasant Unity, PA 15676


American Heart Association
444 Liberty Avenue, Suite 1300, Pittsburgh PA 15222


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