Pipeline Engineering and Safety
It is with a heavy heart that we acknowledge the passing of Dave Thomas. Dave was a big part of our community and a long time active member of the NESEE. We offer our sincere condolences to the Thomas family.
NESEE Board of Directors
David M. Thomas
August 4, 1949 – August 5, 2019
David Michael Thomas, 70, of Spofford, passed away on August 5, 2019 with family by his side, following a courageous battle with cancer.
Dave and his family relocated to Keene in 1957, where he attended Keene High School and graduated with the Class of 1967. He went on to study at New Hampshire Technical Institute and graduated in 1969. Following his education, he enlisted with the United States Army and served from 1972 to 74. In 1973 he married Linda Harlow whom he built a wonderful life with for 47 years. Settled back home, he began working for the family business, Carl B. Thomas Construction company, which he went on to run successfully with his sister Lynn.
As an active member of the community, Dave served as a Spofford Fire Commissioner since 1998. He was a dedicated member of the Society of Explosive Engineers and held the title of President from 1995 to 1997.
Dave was a special, talented, generous man with a wonderful sense of humor. He had a brilliant mind and was a true jack-of-all-trades. Dave was a beloved grandfather who cherished his family deeply. He enjoyed spending winters in Florida, giving boat rides to his grandchildren, and traveling with family and friends. He was passionate about golf and the New England Patriots.
Dave will be dearly missed by his wife Linda; sons: Matthew and his wife Merav, Jason and his wife Sarah, and Jonathan and his wife Jennifer; six grandchildren: Delia, Maeva, Finley, Lior, Maxwell, and Netta; brother Chris and his wife Donna; sister Lynn and her fiancé Steve; as well as eight nieces, three nephews, and countless friends.
He was predeceased by his parents and brother, Jeffrey.
Family and friends are invited to call on Monday, August 12 from 4:00 to 7:00 pm at Fletcher Funeral Home, 33 Marlboro Street, Keene, NH. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, August 13 at 10:00 am at the United Church of Christ, 23 Central Square, Keene, NH.
In lieu of flowers, family asks that memorial contributions be made in David M. Thomas’ name to Joan’s Pantry, P.O. Box 48, Spofford, NH 03462, or to the Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network (www.BCAN.org).