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Llewellyn Idris Thomas

Llewellyn Idris Thomas, 93, husband  of Doris B. (Jones) Thomas of Homestead Circle, Hamilton  died Sunday, March 30, 2008, in the Kaplan Family Hospice House of the  North Shore in Danvers following his long illness.

Born February 5, 1915  in Chicago, IL, he was the son of Richard J. and Isabelle I. (Wilson) Thomas.  Mr. Thomas graduated from Armour Institute of Technology (currently Illinois Institute of Technology) with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering in 1938.  During World War II he served in the United States Navy in the Pacific aboard the U.S.S. Tutuila and during the Korean Conflict he was stationed in Washington, D.C. Employed as a mechanical engineer by the General Electric Company, he began his career in Erie, PA, later working at the G.E. River Works in Lynn.  He retired as a Commander from the U.S. Naval Reserve in 1969 after 26 years, and from GEs Medium Steam Turbine and Gear Division  in 1980 after 43 years.  In retirement, Mr. Thomas served on the Hamilton Finance Committee, where he was involved in the planning and building of the gazebo in Patton Park.  In 2007 he was awarded The Boston Post Cane by the Hamilton Historical Society and the Town of Hamilton in recognition of being the eldest male in town. 

In addition to his wife of sixty years he is survived by two daughters, Linda Carey and her husband Michael of Essex, VT and Teryl Tornross and her husband Chris of Marietta, GA;  five grandchildren, Kristin Craighead of Kailua, HI, Kimberly Carey of Stratford, CT and Tommy, Emily, and Alyssa Tornroos of Marietta, GA; and four great-grandchildren.   

His family would like to express their heartfelt thanks to Dr. Timothy Oman and the staff of Lahey Hamilton and the staff of Hospice of the North Shore for their loving care. 

A private funeral service was held Wednesday in the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home in Ipswich followed by interment with Naval Honors in the Hamilton Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in his name have been requested to be made to Hospice of the North Shore, 75 Liberty Street, Danvers, MA  01923.

 

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