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Brian Luke Thomas

June 15, 1946 ~ August 14, 2020 (age 74)


Brian Luke Thomas, loving husband of Elizabeth (Betsy) T. Thomas, loving Father of Jennifer Anne, Brian Michael, and James Matthew, and loving Grandfather of Katelyn Marie Schoelles.

Brian was born in Norwalk, CT. and lived in Westport, CT until moving to Montclair, NJ in 1967.  He lived and raised his family in Montclair until 1997, when he and his family moved to Little Falls.  He was a member of the community until his passing.

Brian was in the US Coast Guard from 1964 until 1968.  In 1970, he joined Verizon and was there for 36 years and a Union Delegate for part of his tenure.  After retiring from Verizon, he worked at P&A Auto Parts for 11 years.

Brian loved fishing and sailing so much that he built his own sail for his catamaran.  He was extremely handy around the house having built a dormer and extra bathroom on his Little Falls residence.

Brian also coached baseball and soccer for his children and belonged to a softball team run by the Jaycees in the 1970’s. He also supported his youngest son in his love of Hockey.

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St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
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Tel: 1-800-805-5856

The Humane Society of the United States
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