John Thomas

July 10, 1950 ~ April 3, 2023 (age 72) 72 Years Old


John Thomas, age 72, of North East, passed away on Monday April 3, 2023 at his residence. He was born on July 10, 1950 in Erie, PA to the late Baron and Ann M. (Nuber) Thomas. John graduated North East High School and attended the Pittsburgh Institute of Art. He owned and operated John Thomas Masonry since 1980 and was a member of St. Gregory Thaumaturgus Church. John collected antique cars, loved car shows, and demonstrated a keen attention to detail in all he pursued. He is survived by his nephews, Brian McGrath (Sandy) of North East, John McGrath (Amy) of Shepherdstown, WV, and Padraic (Mary) McGrath of Ridgway, PA.; sisters, Karen McGrath of Erie and Michele Thomas of Erie; brother, William Anthony Thomas of Erie; niece, Kate Weber of Philadelphia; close friend, Debbie Montgomery of North East; and several great and great-great nieces and nephews. John was a close friend for many and maintained friendships despite distance and the passage of time. All of his many friends are welcome and may call at the William D. Elkin Funeral Home, 65 South Lake Street, North East on Wednesday from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. and are invited to attend a Prayer Service on Thursday at 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home followed by a Funeral Service at 10:30 a.m. at St. Gregory Thaumaturgus Church. Interment will be held at Calvary Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Community Nursing Services of North East, 7 Park Street, North East, PA 16428 or online. Please send condolences to

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April 5, 2023

2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
William D. Elkin Funeral Home
65 South Lake Street
North East, PA 16428

Prayer Service
April 6, 2023

10:00 AM
William D. Elkin Funeral Home
65 South Lake Street
North East, PA 16428

Funeral Service
April 6, 2023

10:30 AM
St Gregory Thaumaturgus Church
48 South Pearl Street
North East, PA 16428

April 6, 2023

12:09 PM
Calvary Cemetery
3325 West Lake Road
Erie, PA 16505


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