Vangel D. ‘Van’ Thomas, 81, passed away Sunday, April 8, 2018 at University of Mass. Hospital in Worcester His wife of 41 years, Rose M. (Nedzweckas) Thomas died December 14, 2010.
He leaves behind 2 brothers, Peter Thomas and his wife Jeanne, Philip D. Thomas and his wife Barbara, 3 sisters, Alexandria and Marion Thomas, all of Fabyan and Irene Stefani and her husband Joseph of New Jersey. He also leaves several nieces and nephews.
Van was born in Fabyan, son of the late Demetri and Afroditi (Daniels) Thomas and was also predeceased by 2 brothers, Michael D. and William D. ‘Bill’ Thomas and a sister, Sophie Bendo.
He was a graduate of Tourtelotte Memorial High School, and received his B.A, from U. Conn and earned his Master’s degree from Nichols College.
Van was a principle of the former Thomas Garden Center and later Thomas Realty, and was a member of the Worcester Property Association for many years. He was also member of the Thompson Planning and Zoning Commission for over 25 years and served as Chairman for over 10 years.
Van enjoyed vacationing at the Jersey shore, especially walking the beach. He also enjoyed a weekly breakfast ritual with friends every Wednesday.
There are No calling hours.
The Funeral will be Thursday, April 12, 2018 with a Service at 10 AM in Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 37 Lake Parkway, Webster (Kindly Meet at the Church)Burial will be Private for family only at Fabyan Cemetery, next to his beloved Rose.(As per his wishes)
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church, P.O. Box 713, Webster, MA. 01570.
The ROBERT J. MILLER FUNERAL HOME and LAKE CHAPEL, 366 School St., Webster is directing arrangements.
To leave a condolence for Van’s family, please visit:RJMillerfunerals.net