William 'Bill' Thomas

August 10, 2020


William (Bill) Thomas peacefully passed away at home with family by his side on August 10,2020.


Born at home March 16, 1939 in Montezuma, NY to the parents of Mary Agnes Nugent Thomas

and William (Lindy) Harold Thomas.


Bill graduated in 1958 from Port Byron Central School, Port Byron, NY. A Basketball Letterman.

Bill was employed from 1958-2001 from Cole & Hinds Chevrolet, Auburn,NY, Atlantic Refining

Co./NYS Thruway Port Byron, NY Station, Sylvania/Phillips Co.,Seneca Falls NY and retired from ITT/Goulds Pumps Water Systems, Auburn, NY. Though out his work career, Bill received several

perfect attendance and Quality awards. Known for his dedicated work ethic.


Bill enjoyed fishing in his 1958 Crestline Boat with 1956 Evinrude Motor, gardening, wood

working and mechanical challenges. He also enjoyed his walks on the Emerson Piers and the beauty of Owasco Lake. His priority was time spent with family,his grandson and friends. Taking the roads less traveled with Lucy.


Bill is survived by his spouse, Lucille (Lucy) Srokose Thomas, married October 3, 1959. Daughters,

Karen (Ken) Lillie, grandson Connor Lillie, Montezuma NY. and Diane Thomas, Auburn,NY

Siblings: John (Joan)Thomas Union Springs, NY, Robert Thomas, Seneca Falls, NY, Joseph Ronald

Thomas, Waterloo,NY, Helen(Ken) Short, Cayuga,NY, Larry(Betty) Thomas, Auburn,NY, David

(Patricia) Thomas, Syracuse,NY.

Nieces and Nephews: Michael Filkins,Loretta Filkins, Linda Powers, Donna Temple, Susan Cordes,

John Thomas, Mark Thomas, Brian Thomas, Christopher Thomas, William Short, Robert Short,

Peter Thomas, Timothy Thomas, Scott Thomas, Joseph Thomas, David Thomas. Several great

nieces and nephews.

Predeceased: His parents, sister, Mary Thomas Filkins and brother, James Thomas


On behalf of Bill, his family expresses there gratitude to Dr. Joseph Graney, all his Doctors at UpState University, Hospital,Syracuse, NY UpState Community Campus Rehab Center, Syracuse, NY, Upstate Josilyn Center, Syracuse NY, Lifetime Care Auburn, NY, Hospice of the Fingerlakes.


A Life Celebration will be held at a later date. Private burial in St. Joseph's Cemetery,Fleming,NY


In lieu of flowers, contributions appreciated to Hospice of the Finger Lakes, 1130 Corporate Dr.

Auburn, NY, Fleming #1 Fire Dept. West Lake Rd. Auburn,NY. Cayuga Museum of History and Art

203 Genesee St Auburn,NY or an act of kindness during this pandemic time in history.


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Private Committal

St. Joseph's Cemetery
6020 Lake Ave.
Auburn, NY 13021

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