On Monday, December 24, 2018, age 93, of Murrysville, formerly of Churchill Boro. Born August 1, 1925, in Duluth, MN, he was the son of LaRue and John Thomas. Survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Gladys Fulton Thomas; sisters-in-law Margaret B. Thomas and Eleanor J. Fulton; three nephews, Dr. J. William Thomas (Cynthia), Charles Thomas, and Paul Thomas (Mara), all of the Minneapolis area; and two nieces, Mary Henle (Mike) of Williamsburg, VA, and Dr. Jane Gracza (Dr. Ed) of Roseau, MN. He was preceded in death by his brother, Dr. John V. Thomas of Duluth, MN.
Walter served in the Navy during WWII. He earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Minnesota and a master's degree from the University of Pittsburgh. He was employed as an electrical engineer with Westinghouse for 36 years.
Walter was an avid golfer and enjoyed playing Bridge and after retirement enjoyed traveling with a group of friends. He was an active member of South Avenue UM Church and a longtime member of Edgewood Country Club, a Masonic Lodge member, and sang with the Westinghouse Male Chorus. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 19, at 1:00pm at Redstone Highlands, 4951 Cline Hollow Rd., Murrysville PA 15668. If desired, memorials can be made to Faith UM Church, 305 Freeport Street, Delmont PA 15626, or Redstone Highlands Benevolent Fund, 126 Mathews Street, Greensburg PA 15601-7009.