Homer resident and lifelong Alaska resident Allen "Abe" Thomas died Sunday, Oct. 22, 2000, at his home. He was 48.
Memorial mass will be at 6 p.m. today at St. John's Catholic Church in Homer. Father Leroy Clementich will officiate. A gathering of family and friends will follow the mass at the family's residence. Mr. Thomas's ashes will be spread in Kachemak Bay where he loved fishing and boating.
Mr. Thomas was born March 12, 1952, in Anchorage, where he lived for 34 years until moving to Homer in 1986. He previously worked for Pacific Alaska Forwarders in Soldotna and, at the time of his death, was employed with Alaska Propane Inc.
Mr. Thomas was active in the Little League as an umpire. His hobbies included fishing and boating.
The family stated, "He was a very devoted father and husband."
Mr. Thomas is preceded in death by his father, Leonard Thomas. He is survived by his wife of 15 years, Audrey Thomas, of Homer; daughters Samantha Thomas and Sherry and Brandy McGee, all of Homer; mother, Geraldine Thomas, of Cooper Landing; brother, Bruce Thomas, of Spokane, Wash.; sisters Elizabeth Sullivan, of Arkansas, and Kay Thomas, of Cooper Landing; and numerous nieces and nephews, in Alaska and Washington state, close friends and neighbors.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Thomas Family Fund through the First National Bank of Alaska, 3655 Heath St. Homer, AK 99603.
Arrangements were made by the Homer Funeral Home.
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