A 1976 graduate of Tri High School, John was a member of UAW Local 371 where he was a Union Representative. He retired from Maxwell Milling in Hagerstown in 2020 after 6 years of service. John was previously employed at Intat, where he was a Union Representative, Modernfold Corporation & Luellen Brothers. He enjoyed motorcycle riding, golfing and watching the Indianapolis Colts.
Survivors include his wife of 41 years, Patricia “Tricia” (Rinberger) Thomas, whom he married June 24, 1980; brother, Don (Robin) Thomas of New Lisbon; nieces & nephews, Carrie Smith, Cylee Butler, Mariangella Glaze, Jeremy Thomas and Nathan Gniffke; great nephews, Kaedon Smith, Andrew, Adam & Alex Glaze; brother-in-law, Harold Rinberger of New Castle and sister-in-law, Carole (Charles) Butler of Rushville.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, Ron Thomas and father-in-law, Harold F. Rinberger.
Memorial services will be 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 15, 2021 at Hinsey-Brown Funeral Service in New Castle with Pastor Tobby Smith officiating. Visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. Wednesday until time of services at the funeral home. You may express condolences or share a memory of John at www.hinsey-brown.com.