Pat Thomas, 81, dies

Pat E. Thomas, 81, of Eighty Four, Nottingham Township, Pa. died Wednesday (Nov. 18) in his home.

He was born Sept. 9, 1939, in Barberville, Fla., the son of Jack and Mary Helen McMillan Thomas.

Mr. Thomas was retired as a horse trainer at The Meadows Racetrack in North Strabane Township.

He was a member of Abundant Life Baptist Church in Washington, U.S. Trotting Association, and was an avid hunter.

Surviving are his wife, Norma Patton Thomas; a son, Kenneth (Helen) Thomas of Tecumseh, Mich.; a daughter, Linda Thomas (Roy Barnhart) of New Eagle; three grandchildren, Kenny, Bobby and Abbey; and many nieces and nephews.

Deceased are three brothers and three sisters.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Meadows Standardbred Owners Association, 200 Racetrack Road, Washington, PA 15301, or to a charity of one’s choice.

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