Richard L. Thomas Sunday, February 1, 1959 - Friday, June 23, 2017
It is with the heaviest of hearts that we say good-bye to Rick Thomas, our beloved brother, uncle and friend. Born on February 1st 1959, Rick was the sixth child of Terry and Mary Ann Thomas. Rick passed peacefully on June 23rd after a courageous battle against cancer. Rick attended De la Salle High School and St. Mary’s College. His career path took him to San Jose after college, where he has made his home for the last 30 years. Rick was employed at Marvell Technology. He is survived by his large, heart broken family. His siblings: Kathy Lawrence, Terry and Paula Thomas, Greg and Stephanie Thomas, Michael Thomas, Denise and Bob Duyn, Patrick and Gilita Thomas, Anne and Thomas Schuerlein. His nieces and nephews: Jarrod, Matthew and Patrick Gerhardt, Carrie (Thomas) Bonino, Ted Thomas, Alyson (Thomas) Messier, Jennifer (Thomas) Bellows, Rob, Michael, Scott and Catie Duyn, Cecilia and Christopher Thomas, Thomas and Megan Schuerlein. He will also be missed by an abundant extended family and a wide circle of friends. Rick loved many things - creating beautiful glass art, playing pool, fishing, travels to the Orient, collecting Indian art and finding that perfect bargain at a garage sale! The Thomas family would like to thank the doctors and nurses at Sutter Health Palo Alto Medical Center who cared for Rick. And to all of the loving support Rick and the family were shown by the staff of Hospice East Bay. Family and friends are invited to a Visitation on Sunday, July 9th from 1:00pm - 4:00pm at Hull's Chapel, 1139 Saranap Ave, Walnut Creek, CA. In lieu of flowers, donations in Rick’s memory may be made to Hospice East Bay.