Joseph W. Thomas, 81, of Elverson, died Thursday, February 21, 2019 at the home of his daughter, after a lengthy illness.
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Born in Philadelphia, he was a son of the late Milford and Martha (Stoltzfus) Hertzler. He was married 63 years on Feb. 7 to Roseann (Fillman) Thomas.
Joe worked as a mechanic for Grace Mines and later for Graco Children’s Products. Following his retirement he and his wife owned and operated A2A Services-Vacs Plus in Morgantown.
He was a member of the Morgantown Area Business Association, the Morgantown Carnival Committee and the Warwick Bible Church.
Surviving in addition to his wife are two children, Joseph W. Thomas, Jr. of Birdsboro, and Terri (Frank) Payne of Morgantown; 7 grandchildren, Donald, Stephanie, Nicholas, Samantha, Amanda, Jared, and Jacob; and 9 great grandchildren.
Preceding him in death is a daughter, Cindy Lee Mertz; and 13 siblings.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 9 at 2 pm at Hopewell Christian Fellowship. The family will receive friends at the church on Saturday March 9 from 1-2 pm. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Warwick Bible Church. 40 S. Chestnut St. Elverson, Pa 19520.