The Herald, Sharon, Pa.

June 22, 2013

Pauline Thomas

Homemaker was church member, league bowler


---- — A funeral service will be held Wednesday for Pauline Thomas of Hermitage. She passed away at 5:40 p.m. Thursday, June 20, 2013, in the hospital of Sharon Regional Health System. She was 85.

Mrs. Thomas was born Nov. 7, 1927, in Carroll, N.Y., a daughter of Paul and Alice Lewis Leach.

She was a graduate of DuBois (Pa.) High School and, later in life, enjoyed attending high school reunions with her husband.

Pauline was a homemaker and a member of First Presbyterian Church, Sharpsville. She was a member of the Women’s Bowling Association, bowling in numerous leagues throughout the valley.

She was a Pittsburgh Pirates fan and enjoyed traveling with her husband and friends on many bus tours. Most importantly, she loved spending time with her family.

Surviving is her husband, Gale Thomas, whom she married April 21, 1951, and with whom she recently celebrated 62 years of marriage.

She also leaves three sons, Edward Thomas and his wife Joyce, Hermitage; James Thomas, Lakeland, Fla.; and Bill Thomas and his wife Dawn, Pittsburgh; two daughters, Patricia Bobbie, Hermitage; and Darlene Harper, Mountain View, Calif.; three sisters, Shirley Fideli, Altoona, Pa.; and Marge and her husband Joe Frano; and Frances Hand, all DuBois; 12 grandchildren, Tami, Dennis, Ana, Sheri, Jenny, Missy, Ryan, Rachel, Chelsie, Sean, Jared and Kyle; 13 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Pauline was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Paul and George Leach.

Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, 320 Bilmar Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15205.


Mrs. Gale (Pauline), 85, of Hermitage.

Calling hours: 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday (6-25-13) in J. BRADLEY McGONIGLE FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY Inc., 1090 E. State St., Sharon. Friends may e-mail condolences to the family by visiting

Service: Funeral service at 11 a.m. Wednesday (6-26-13) in the funeral home, with the Rev. Philip Chalfant of First Presbyterian Church, Sharpsville, officiating.

Inurnment: Oakwood Cemetery, Hermitage.