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In Memoriam: Dr. Ray Thomas MD

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Ray Thomas was born in Dayton, Ohio May 16th 1921. Died December 21st 2016 in Phoenix, Arizona at the age of 95. Ray served in the Army 12th Air Force in the China- Burma- India theater Air Cargo during WWII. He was appointed chairman of the General Practice Department at St. Joseph’s Hospital where he later served on the teaching staff. An avid hunter, SCUBA diver & pioneer of underwater photography and movies, Ray was also a passionate and educated collector of butterflies, artifacts, pressing irons & rocks. His zest for life inspired everyone lucky enough to know him. We will have a musical celebration of his life on Monday Jan. 16, 6 to 9 PM. at the Beatitudes Campus Life Center at 1610 W. Glendale Ave. Phoenix., AZ 85021. Friends and family are invited to come & share memories. Dress is casual.

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