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Visitation

Harris Funeral Home
Tuesday April 5th, 2022
3:00pm - 7:00pm

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Funeral Mass

St. Clare of Assisi Catholic Church
Wednesday April 6th, 2022
2:00pm - 3:00pm

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Joseph C. Thomas

Thomas – Joseph C., 84, Richland Township, went to be with the Lord on March 31, 2022. Born on May 18, 1937 in Johnstown, son of Joseph Thomas and Emma (Bobby) Malek. Preceded in death by his parents; infant daughter, Paula Ann; brother, John, and half-brother, Michael Malek. He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Augustine M. (Paolillo) Thomas; children, Joseph (Cynthia) Thomas Jr., Christine M. Roberts, and Paul O. (Amy) Thomas; 5 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; 2 great-great grandchildren; half-brother, Andrew Malek and several nieces and nephews. Joseph was a US Army Veteran. He retired from Emglo Products after 45 years of service. Joseph was a member of St. Clare of Assisi, Jackson Township Community Rod and Gun Club; and a life-time NRA member. He enjoyed the outdoors. Joseph loved hunting with his sons, cooking with his daughter and traveling with his wife. Friends will be received from 3-7 p.m. on Tuesday at the Harris Funeral Home, 500 Cherry Lane, Richland, where Vigil Service will be held. Funeral Mass will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday at St. Clare of Assisi, Fr. George M. Gulash. Committal will be at St. Anthony’s Cemetery, Geistown, with military rites conducted by Menoher Post #155 VFW Ritual Team. The family suggests contributions be directed to Family House Shadyside, 5245 Centre Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15232, or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105, or to the Shriners Children’s Hospital, 3551 N. Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19140 in memory of Joseph. Online condolences may be posted to www.wharrisfuneralhome.com.


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Chris,
My deepest condolences go to you and your family. I know how close you are. He leaves a beautiful legacy in all of you. My thoughts and prayers are with you

Corinne Kaufman Apr 5 2022 8:18 AM

Auggie and family,
My love to you all. Joe was always there to help mom and dad and it is not forgotten. Sending you hugs and prayers.
Cousin Josie Arcurio

Josie Arcurio Apr 3 2022 11:10 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Joseph Thomas

Josie Arcurio Apr 3 2022 11:09 PM

Dearest Chris Our most heartfelt condolences go out to you, your Mom & the rest of the family. Such a blessing for you to have been able to be with him all this time! You & Cary share the tremendous loss of your Dads this year. You did an awesome job of taking care of your Dad when he needed you most. Now, take care of Mom and yourself! with hugs and love... Kathy & Cary

Kathy & Cary Tintle Apr 1 2022 9:07 PM

Dearest Chris ~ Our most heartfelt condolences go out to you, your Mom & the rest of the family. Such a blessing for you to have been able to be with him all this time! You & Cary share the tremendous loss of your Dads this year. You did an awesome job of taking care of your Dad when he needed you most. Now, take care of Mom and yourself! with hugs and love... Kathy & Cary

Kathy & Cary Tintle Apr 1 2022 9:06 PM

Chris and family, sending Thoughts and Prayers to you and your family during this difficult time. Thanking him for his service, God Bless.

Rick Hageman Apr 1 2022 7:01 PM

My deepest condolences Chris to you and your family. He was a great man. He made the best sausage and I'll never forget how he taught me to grow garlic. The world will be a sadder place without him. ❤️

Cheryl Arrabito Apr 1 2022 6:34 PM

I know no words can ease your pain but please know I'm thinking of you. I'm so terribly sorry Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. Love,
Lois and Jan Baker

Lois Baker Apr 1 2022 4:05 PM