William L. Thomas (1921 - 2013)

William L. Thomas
1921 - 2013
updated July 15, 2019
William L. Thomas, father to 1 child, was born in 1921. He married Ione Miller Thomas, and they gave birth to Gayl J. (Thomas) Mineo. He died in 2013 at 92 years old.

Louis and Jane Thomas’s son (I was close with his mother, Jane Thomas)
William L. Thomas
NEW HARTFORD
William (Poppie) L. Thomas, 92, of New Hartford, died on Friday, September 13, 2013, at the Presbyterian Home.
He was born on June 24, 1921, in Utica, a son of the late Louis and Jane Thomas. He attended UFA and served in the United States Navy during WWII. Bill married Ione Miller on January 17, 1942, in Grace Church, Utica. He worked for Drop Forge as a supervisor and later worked as a design engineer for Chicago Pneumatic.
Bill was a member of Grace Church and the New Hartford American Legion Post 1376, where he donated many hours in helping build the Legions current location. Bill was also a member of the Utica Masonic Lodge. Bill looked forward to bowling with his friends from Chicago Pneumatic and playing golf with his friends from both the Legion and Chicago Pneumatic. Bill was very handy and enjoyed working with his hands and was always willing to help anyone with a project. He took great pride in building a catamaran sailboat that his family enjoyed for many years.
He is survived by his loving wife, Ione Thomas, of New Hartford; daughter, Gayl Mineo and her husband, Ron, of New Hartford; grandchildren, Deborah Fournier and her fiance, Mike, of Whitesboro, William Mineo and his wife, Laurie, of Cassville, and Tina Barnhill and her husband, Brett, of Atlanta, GA; great-grandson, Chayce Fournier; and many nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be on Wednesday at 6:00 at the Dimbleby, Friedel, Williams & Edmunds Funeral Home, 13 Oxford Rd., New Hartford. Interment will be on Thursday at 10:00 in Crown Hill Memorial Park, with Military Honors. Calling hours will be on Wednesday from 4:00 to 6:00 prior to the funeral.
In lieu of flowers, please consider the in memory of Bill.
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Published in The Observer-Dispatch from Sept. 15 to Sept. 16, 2013
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BIRTH 24 Jun 1921
DEATH 13 Sep 2013 (aged 92)
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Crown Hill Memorial Park
Clinton, Oneida County, New York, USA
MEMORIAL ID 159776151 · View Source

THOMAS, WILLIAM L
MOMM3 US NAVY
WORLD WAR II
DATE OF BIRTH: 06/24/1921
DATE OF DEATH: 09/13/2013
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CROWN HILL MEMORIAL PARK
3620 STATE ROUTE 12 CLINTON, NY 13323
(315) 737-8008

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William L. Thomas, father to 1 child, died in 2013 at 92 years old. He was born in 1921. He married Ione Miller Thomas, and they gave birth to Gayl J. (Thomas) Mineo.
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In 1921, in the year that William L. Thomas was born, the silent film The Sheik, directed by George Melford and starring Rudolph Valentino and Agnes Ayres (also featuring Adolphe Menjou) debuted on October 21st. Critics weren't enthusiastic but the public loved it - in the first few weeks 125,000 people had seen the movie - and it eventually exceeded $1 million in ticket sales. And Rudolph Valentino, an Italian American, became the heartthrob of a female generation.

In 1930, when he was only 9 years old, on August 6th, N.Y. Supreme Court Judge Joseph Crater went through papers in his office, destroyed some of them, withdrew all his money from the bank - $5,150, sold his stock, met friends at a restaurant for dinner and disappeared after getting into a taxi (or walking down the street - his friends' testimony later changed). His disappearance was reported to the police on September 3rd - almost a month later. His wife didn't know what happened, his fellow Justices had no idea, and his mistresses (he had several) said that they didn't know. While his disappearance was front page news, his fate was never discovered and after 40 years the case was closed, still without knowing if Crater was dead or alive.

In 1952, at the age of 31 years old, William was alive when on July 2, Dr. Jonas E. Salk tested the first dead-virus polio vaccine on 43 children. The worst epidemic of polio had broken out that year - in the U.S. there were 58,000 cases reported. Of these, 3,145 people had died and 21,269 were left with mild to disabling paralysis.

In 1967, William was 46 years old when between June 5th and 10th, Israeli and Egypt, Jordan, and Syria fought what came to be called the "Six-Day War". The hostilities began when Israel launched "preemptive" strikes against Egypt, destroying nearly its entire air force. It ended with Israel occupying the Sinai Peninsula, Golan Heights, Gaza Strip and West Bank.

In 1985, he was 64 years old when in May, a paper published in Nature by three British scientists reported that a huge hole was discovered in the ozone layer over the Antarctic. It was much larger than expected and is due to the use of manmade chemicals.

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