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Anthony Thomas

September 1, 1930 — November 28, 2023

Anthony “Duncan” Thomas age 93 of Canonsburg passed away unexpectedly Tuesday November 28, 2023, in his home. He was born September 1, 1930 in Canonsburg, a son of the late Anthony J. and Helen Donnelly Thomas. Mr. Thomas was a graduate of Canonsburg High School and was a proud veteran who served with the United States Army serving as a Master Sergent in Ulm, Germany and Camp Atterberry Indiana, during the Korean War and served several years with the Pennsylvania National Guard.  He was a faithful member of St Oscar Romero Parish St Patrick Church where he was a volunteer and served as an usher and served as past president of the Catholic Men’s Club. Prior to his retirement Duncan had been employed for many years at the former McGraw Edison Power Systems for 41 years where he served as an officer of local union 3968 for 30 years. Mr. Thomas was a dedicated 3rd Degree member of the Knights of Columbus Bishop Boyle Assembly 3291 for 70 years where he was Past Grand Knight, and a member of the 4th Degree. Duncan was an amateur athlete who was active in many sporting events as long as he was able, especially the Knights of Columbus bowling league. He enjoyed playing cards, golfing, scoring a “hole in one” and a “double eagle” at Maggie’s golf course. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. Tony had a special concern for animal care and prevention of cruelty to animals. He was a supporter of Animal Friends and leaves behind many cats that he rescued and provided for their ongoing care. He was involved with many animal welfare and rescue groups for many years. On August 7, 1952, he married his dear wife Sarah Jane Kern who passed away on November 27, 2017, after 65 years of marriage. He leaves behind his two daughters, Linda (Andrew B. “Bernie”) Graytok of Canonsburg and Joyce (the late Harold) Johnston of Cecil, Grandchildren, Jared (Carrie) Johnston, Candice Alexandra Graytok, Casey Johnston, and Heather Lacy (Russell) Graytok, his brother Ted (Shirley) Thomas of Canonsburg and several nieces and nephews. Deceased in addition to his wife and parents are his brothers, Robert D. and Johnn Thomas and sisters Carmella Hartman, and Betty Jean Shannon, Shirley Ann Clifton and Helen Orcutt. Friends and family are welcome from  3pm until 7 pm Monday December 4, 2023, in SALANDRA FUNERAL and CREMATION SERVICES, INC. Joseph P. Salandra LFD owner /Supervisor 304 West Pike Street Canonsburg (724) 745-8120, where departing prayers will be recited at 8:30 am Tuesday. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9 am Tuesday in St Oscar Romero Parish St Patrick Church 317 West Pike Street Canonsburg. Interment will follow in National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, with full Military Honors by the VFW Post 191 of Canonsburg and the United States Army. To view or extend condolences please visit www.salandra

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