Francis P. Thomas III, 58, of Plymouth Township, died Jan. 6 at Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia. He was the brother of Bishop Daniel E. Thomas of the Diocese of Toledo in Ohio, formerly an auxiliary bishop of Philadelphia.
A viewing will be held at Epiphany of Our Lord Church in Plymouth Meeting on Friday, Jan. 8 from 6-9 p.m. and on Saturday, Jan. 9 from 9:45-10:45 a.m. The funeral Mass will be celebrated by Bishop Thomas at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 9. Interment will be at Westminster Cemetery immediately following the Mass.
Raised in the city’s Manayunk section, Mr. Thomas graduated from Roman Catholic High School. He earned degrees from Philadelphia University, Drexel University and the University of North Carolina.
Most recently he was managing director at the Glenmede Trust Company, where he worked for 31 years.
He was active in the community as a fourth degree Knight of Columbus and a volunteer fire police officer with the Plymouth Fire Company, which he also served as an officer. He also served as a referee for youth swimming and soccer organizations in Montgomery County.
Mr. Thomas is survived by his wife Karen (nee Noecker), son Andrew and daughter Emily. He is predeceased by his Father Francis and mother Anna.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in his memory to Roman Catholic High School Alumni Association, Broad and Vine Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19107 or the Plymouth Fire Company, 1323 Colwell Lane, Conshohocken, PA 19428.