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Dorothy Krnyaich Thomas



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Dorothy Krnyaich Thomas

Celebrated Life

Dorothy Krnyaich Thomas, 89, wife of Wallace C. Thomas of Newtown, died October 30, in Danbury Hospital. Born July 22, 1922, in Akron, Ohio, she was the oldest child of Austin and Anna Uzelac Krnyaich.

A coal miner’s daughter, she was raised in Ohio, and after graduating from Bellaire High School in Bellaire, Ohio, moved to Bridgeport, where she met her husband-to-be, in 1942.

They soon became inseparable partners, and married in 1945.

After World War II, they made their home in Bridgeport, living there for 35 years before moving to Newtown in 1981.

She was a member of the Red Hat Society in Paradise Park, Punta Gorda, Fla., was active for many years in Golden Hill United Methodist Church, and shared her love for the outdoors and travel with her children through family camping trips and scouting. She was a den mother with Cub Scout Pack 111.

The family went on camping trips across the country, and the Thomases continued to travel after the children had grown. Whether a trip to Machu Picchu, towing their Airstream trailer to Alaska, or spending winters with Airstream friends in Florida, her love for life was always evident.

Besides her husband, four children and their spouses, Terrence and Carolyn Thomas of Southbury, Judith Banks of Ansonia, Timothy and Carolyn Thomas of Southbury, Wallace Jr and Barbara Thomas of Monroe; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two siblings, Robert Krnyaich of Shadyside, Ohio, and Nancy Joseph of Hebron, Ohio; and numerous nieces and nephews survive Mrs Thomas. Her parents, brother Nicholas Kernich, sister Helen Markovich, and son-in-law Dennis Banks predeceased Mrs Thomas.

Friends may call in the Honan Funeral Home, 58 Main Street, Newtown, Friday, November 4, from 5 to 8 pm. Funeral services and interment in Newtown Village Cemetery will be private.

Donations in memory of Mrs Thomas may e made to the American Cancer Society at www.cancer.org.

To leave an online condolence, visit www.honanfh.com.

The Newtown Bee        November 4, 2011

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