Stanley Thomas, 95, formerly of Mattapoisett, MA, passed away peacefully on October 15, 2023. He was the son of the late Irving and Clara Thomas.
Stan grew up in southern New Jersey, where he developed a love for the outdoors through hunting and fishing with his family. He excelled in high school as a varsity athlete, playing basketball, baseball, and track.
Stan served in the United States Army as a Military Police Officer during the Korean War. Tall and smart in his uniform, he was featured in military training films. After his service, Stan worked at RCA as a draftsman and later in sales, where he met his wife Carolyn. Stan was actively involved in bowling leagues, golf, coaching school sports, and was a member of the Board of Education. He and his brother were part of a hunting group and they traveled to Maine every November for over fifty years.
After 25 years at RCA Stan moved his family to Maine and worked for Dielectric Communications as Vice President of Sales and Marketing. His love of the outdoors flourished there where he built a weekend ski chalet and spent many happy winters with his family. Stan was actively involved in his children’s lives through coaching, participating in Indian Guides and Boy Scouts, and supporting all of their interests including attending their athletic events throughout their school years.
After retirement, Stan and Carolyn moved to Mattapoisett, MA to be closer to their grandchildren. He remained an avid golfer well into his 90’s.
In his free time, Stan enjoyed reading, woodworking, and following sports. He initially cheered for his home team, the Phillies, but eventually switched allegiances to the Red Sox and Patriots after moving to Maine. He put his woodworking skills to good use, crafting furniture and frames for his daughter’s photography business, and also spent many hours working on home improvement projects with his children.
Stan is survived by his wife Carolyn (Smith) Thomas and daughter Sandra Thomas (Kevin Brown) and son Jay (Kay) Thomas and grandchildren Nicole, Jack, Hallie, and Reilly. He is predeceased by his sister Dorothy Thomas and brother Richard Thomas.
The family would like to thank the caring staff at Newfield House, Plymouth, MA.
A celebration of his life is planned at The Village at Duxbury, 290 Kingstown Way, Duxbuy, MA on November 11 at 12 pm.