Woodford "Bud" Arlington Thomas

July 25, 1936May 17, 2018

Woodford A. “Bud” Thomas Jr. died on Thursday May 17, 2018 at his residence. He was eighty-one years of age. Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Woodford A. and Anna Cook Thomas. Bud had lived at the Southampton Estates for the past year. He had previously been a resident of Southampton for fifty years.

Mr. Thomas was a retired electrical engineer. He had been an employee of Solid State Equipment and had previously worked for the American Meter Company in Philadelphia. Bud was a graduate of the University of Maryland in College Park, MD.

Bud was an active member of the Huntingdon Valley United Methodist Church. He served the church as treasurer and had been a member of the choir. Mr. Thomas was a Marine Corp veteran.

He was an active volunteer with Habitat for Humanity in Philadelphia and the Warminster Food Bank. Bud was also a former Boy Scout leader.

Bud loved spending time with his children and grandchildren. He enjoyed woodworking, creating projects for his family and friends. He also enjoyed traveling to many areas of the world. He was an avid reader and loved working with computers and playing Sudoku.

Bud was the beloved husband of Mary Ann Phillips Thomas for sixty years. He was the devoted father of Mark Thomas (Alice) of Hughesville MD, Bruce Thomas (Kristin) of Hampton VA and Craig Thomas (Judy) of Malvern PA. He was the loving grandfather of Morgan, Abigail, and Matthew Thomas and Hannah Prall (Matthew). He is also survived by his brother Richard Thomas of Bristol PA and his sister Lynn Seningen of Manassas VA. Relatives and Friends are invited to call from 10 AM to 11:30 AM on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at the Huntingdon Valley United Methodist Church, Huntingdon Pike, Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006. His funeral service will be at 11:30 AM. The interment will follow In Forest Hills Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Huntingdon Valley United Methodist Church or Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia1829 N 19th St, Philadelphia, PA 19121.


  • Woodford A. Thomas, Father
  • Anna Cook Thomas, Mother
  • Mary Ann Phillips Thomas, Wife
  • Mark Thomas, Son
  • Alice Thomas, Daughter-in-law
  • Bruce Thomas, Son
  • Kristin Thomas, Daughter-in-law
  • Craig Thomas, Son
  • Judy Thomas, Daughter-in-law
  • Richard Thomas, Brother
  • Lynn Seningen, Sister
  • He was the loving grandfather of Morgan, Abigail, and Matthew Thomas and Hannah Prall (Matthew


  • Visitation Tuesday, May 22, 2018
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Woodford "Bud" Arlington Thomas

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Bill Fournier

June 8, 2018

Dear Mary,
Thanks for your note letting know us about Bud's passing. I am sorry to hear this. He was a pleasure to work with at Solid State and I learned at lot from him. We will keep you and your family in our prays at this difficult time.



Ann Aquino

May 19, 2018

Mary and Family,

I am so sorry for your loss. Bud was a wonderful person. I really enjoyed working with him at the Warminster Food Cupboard. Bud will truly be missed by all.

My deepest sympathy for your loss.


Ann Aquino