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Behm Funeral Homes, Inc.

182 W High St, Waynesburg, PA

OBITUARY

Florinda P. Thomas

May 18, 1928November 12, 2019

Florinda P. Thomas, age 91, of Waynesburg, passed away Tuesday, November 12, 2019, in J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, WV.

She was born May 18, 1928, in Waynesburg, a daughter of the late Lloyd E. and Edna Baily Pollock.

She graduated from Waynesburg High School. In 1950, graduated from Waynesburg College after which she worked as a clerk typist for the F.B.I. in Washington, D.C. for a period of six months.

Mrs. Thomas taught English and Latin at Ellsworth High School for two years. She then moved to Pittsburgh, where she was a teacher and school librarian at Peabody High School and Taylor-Allderdice High School. She worked as a substitute teacher at Waynesburg Central High School for 25 years.

She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Waynesburg, where she sang in the choir and was a member of the women’s association of the church.

Mrs. Thomas was a volunteer for the Greene County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary for over 40 years, and had served as the president and treasurer of the group. She was a past president of the Twentieth Century Club, and a member of the Waynesburg Literary Guild, and the Social Service League.

On June 10, 1951, she married William P. Thomas Jr., who survives. Also surviving are three sons; William P. Thomas III (Barbara) of Waynesburg, Robert Edwin Thomas (Sandy) of North Carolina; Karl Allan Thomas (Michele) of Indiana, PA; one daughter, Karen Locklear (John) of North Carolina; eleven grandchildren; Katherine A. Law, Sarah E. Bowman, Laura A. Carpenter, Brian Yeager, John T. Locklear, Hannah G. Locklear, Sara K. Locklear, Isaac W. Locklear, Ian D. Locklear, Joseph L. Locklear, and Samuel L. Locklear; 3 great-granddaughters; and 2 great-great-granddaughters.

Deceased are two brothers; Richard Lloyd Pollock, who was killed in World War II, and Ewing B. Pollock.

  • DONATIONS

  • WHS Greene Auxiliary

Services

  • Memorial Service Thursday, December 5, 2019

Memories

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Jane Ahearn

November 17, 2019

I had such a wonderful visit with Mrs. Thomas this past sumner. She drove herself to my parents anniversary party and we had such a nice time catching up and going down memory lane. She was so inspiring and full of life. Yes, 91 is a long lived life, but was so sad to receive the news of her passing.

Teresa Bellish

November 16, 2019

My sincere sympathy to the family. She was a very active and well educated Lady. I’m sure she will be missed by her loving family.

Barbara A. Thomas

November 16, 2019

She was such a kind lady. She welcomed me into the family when her son Bill and I got married. As our kids were growing she baby sat for us. And in her later years, we took care of her. I would take her to her doctor’s appointments and we would always go out to lunch afterwards. Bill and I will miss you so very much.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY