Elmer H. Thomas, 82, of Lancaster, PA., passed away on October 7, 2017 at Lancaster Regional Medical Center. Born in Lancaster, he was the son of the late Chester H. and Suie (Harnish) Thomas.
He was the husband of Ruth Ann (Kreider) Thomas to whom he was married to for 58 years.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by 3 sons and 1 daughter: Richard (Debra Kolb) Thomas of Gordonville, PA; Kurtis Doyle (Charlene Stoltzfus) Thomas of Gordonville; Dustin Blake (Margaret Riehl) Thomas of Strasburg, and Tracy Sue (Michael) Hardiman of Lancaster, PA; 3 brothers and 1 sister: Ivan (Martha) Thomas; Ernest (Lois) Thomas; Isaac (Thelma) Thomas, and Grace (Kenneth) Redcay, 11 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by 2 grandchildren: Hayley Ann Thomas and Benjamin Chester Thomas. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Mellinger Mennonite Church, 1916 E Lincoln Hwy, Lancaster, PA 17602.
Private services were held at New Danville Mennonite Cemetery.