Pastor Howard Thomas

Pastor Howard E. "Gene" Thomas

Wednesday, October 9th, 1935 - Thursday, October 22nd, 2020
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Pastor Howard E. “Gene” Thomas, of Standish Road, Saranac, New York passed away peacefully, Thursday, October 22, 2020 at the UVM Health Network-CVPH family by his side.
He was born in Derby, Connecticut on October 9, 1935, the son of the late Howard A. and Elsie (Wolfe). Pastor Gene.served in the U.S. Army and later served many years as Pastor of the High Banks Seventh Day Adventist Church in Saranac and also pastored at the Seventh Day Adventist Churches in Plattsburgh, Chateaugay, West Bangor, Saranac Lake, Massena Company and others throughout new York State..
He was predeceased by his wife Marian L. (Mills) Thomas in 2009, his parents, a son Howard E. “Tom” Thomas, Jr. a grandson; Jonathan Damon.
Pastor Gene is survived by his second wife, Lillian Menshausen of Malone, two daughters; Margene T. Damon of Brushton, New York, Patricia T. Clarke of Clinton, Massachusetts, a daughter-in-law Linda Wheeler and her husband Steve of Brewerton, New York, nine grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Graveside services will be held on Thursday, October 29, 2020 at 1:00pm at Independence Cemetery in Saranac, New York
Arrangements are entrusted to the Brown Funeral Home, 3 Park Row, Cadyville, NY 12918
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  • Service

    Thursday, October 29th, 2020 | 1:00pm
    Thursday, October 29th, 2020 1:00pm
    Saranac Independence Cemetery
    250 Ganong Drive
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  • Interment

    Saranac Independence Cemetery
    250 Ganong Drive
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Karla Rae Barker

Posted at 07:48am
I was blessed to have worked with Pastor Thomas in my role as Supervisor of Volunteer Services for the NYS Department of Corrections. Pastor Thomas was so devoted to his religion and to bringing his faith into the prison and the inmates incarcerated at several facilities throughout the North Country. I'm sending my heartfelt condolences to his family on his passing.

Karla Rae Barker

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