First Posted: 1/6/2010
Edgar N. Thomas, 97, of Nicholson, died Saturday evening, Jan. 2, at the Mercy Hospital in Scranton. He was married to the former Winola Smith, who died in 1977 and the former Ruth Bradley, who died in 1997. Born in Blakley, he was the son of the late Frederick and Emma Edgar Thomas. Prior to his retirement in 1976, he was a milk man for 37 years for the former Woodlawn Dairy, which later became Dairylea. He was a member of Fleetville Baptist Church, which is now Grace Baptist Church. Surviving are three sons, Gordon Thomas Sr., and his wife, Anna, Scott Twp., Darwin J. Thomas and his wife, Ann, Scott Twp., and Dale E. Thomas and his companion, Robert Santoni, Jermyn; stepson Carl Reese, Hershey; stepdaughters Dawn Franklin, Upton, Mass., and Karen Meyer, Bryan, OH; grandchildren Susan Thomas, Nicholson, John Thomas Sr. Wilmington, Del., Jennifer Thomas, Pittston, and Gordon Thomas Jr., New Milford; six great grandchildren, nine step- grandchildren, seven great -grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Fred and Floyd Thomas, and a sister, Arlene Tompkins. The funeral will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 6, at 1 p.m. in the Grace Baptist Church, Pine Tree Dr., Glenburn, with services by Rev. Benjamin Rust, pastor. Interment will be in Worth Cemetery. Arrangements from the Lawrence E. Young Funeral Home, 418 S. State St., Clarks Summit. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312; Gift of Life Donor Program, 401 N. 3rd St, Philadelphia, PA 19123; or the Grace Baptist Church. For directions or to sign the online guest book, go to .