THEN AND NOW
Edward F. Thomas, 86, of Kent, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on September 18th, 2016 after a long battle with Parkinson's Disease.
He was born December 29, 1929 in Hudson, to Francis and Ruth Ellen (Klein) Thomas. He was a veteran of the Korean War serving in both the Army and Navy. Edward retired from the Shipping Department at Morse Controls in Hudson. He was a member of the Riverwood Community Chapel and volunteered for the Christian Cupboard in Ravenna for many years. Edward enjoyed gardening for his family, friends and neighbors.
He is survived by his wife, Jane Alice (Smith), whom he married on October 30, 1948; sons, David (Becky) Thomas of Kent and Michael (Diane) Thomas of Fairview Park; daughter, Dawn (Steve) Forsstrom of Liberty Township; grandchildren, Rebecca (Jake) Parsons of Cuyahoga Falls, Stephanie Thomas (Brian) Breeden of Canal Fulton, Gwen Thomas of Cleveland, Tyler (Morgan) Thomas of Uniontown, Cameron Forsstrom of Liberty Township, Sascha (Becky) Forsstrom of Vancouver, WA and Damon (Jen) Forsstrom of Lake Oswego, OR; great grandchildren, Jacob Bolinger, Brady Breeden, Christian Breeden, Mack Parsons and Coralynn Forsstrom; and cousin, Sylvia (Richard) Smith of Kent. He was preceded in death by his parents, Francis and Ruth Ellen (Klein) Thomas; and sister, Donna Thomas.
Family would like to thank the Arbors in Streetsboro and Crossroads Hospice for their kind, compassionate and dedicated commitment. In addition, this journey could not have been made without the support of family and friends. We are forever grateful.
Funeral services will be held 1:00 PM Wednesday, September 21 at Bissler & Sons Funeral Home and Crematory with Pastor Cole Tawney officiating, where calling hours will be held from 12 PM until the time of service. Burial will be held at Standing Rock Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Christian Cupboard, 1081 W. Main Street, Ravenna, OH 44266 or Crossroads Hospice, 3743 Boettler Oaks Drive, Suite E, Green, OH 44685.