Richard F. Thomas

Gowanda,NY – Richard F. Thomas, 74, of Gowanda, NY passed away Sunday January 6, 2019 at his home.He was born March 19, 1944 in Dunkirk, NY the son of the late Eugene and Josephine (Rano) Thomas.On February 27, 1965 he married the former Irma Schuster who survives.Mr. Thomas served in the Army National Guard.He was employed at National Fuel for over 40 years before his retirement, starting as a meter reader and working his way to Logistics Manager at the Materials Management Division.Mr. Thomas was a member of St. Joseph’s RC Church in Gowanda, American Legion Post #409 and he was an avid golfer and a member of Tri County Country Club.Besides his loving wife of 53 years he is survived by 2 daughters Michelle Cheatham of Royal Palm Beach, FL and Danielle Costa of Lancaster, NY and 3 grandchildren Zachary, Dante and Aliya and several nieces and nephews.He was predeceased by a sister Donna Victor.Friends may call on Wednesday January 9, 2018 from 10am -11:30am from Mentley Funeral Home Inc. 105 East Main Street in Gowanda, NY. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday January 9, 2019 at noon at St. Joseph’s RC Church in Gowanda,NYBurial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery in Gowanda, NY Memorials may be made to the Charity of the Donors Choice.