James W. Thomas
November 28, 1936 - January 10, 2023
Visitation: Friday, 9:00 a.m. until time of Service at 11:00 a.m.; Devlin Funeral Home, Inc., Ross Twp.
James W. Thomas, 86, of The North Hills, Pittsburgh, passed away peacefully January 10, 2023, surrounded by the love of his family at UPMC Passavant.
Jim was born November 28, 1936 to the late Evelyn Hall on the Northside of Pittsburgh. He was a Christian by faith and a member of North Hills United Presbyterian Church in Pittsburgh. Jim was a well respected piping and mechanical draftsman, working at many different companies and passing his knowledge on to countless professionals in the business.
He loved all things Pittsburgh, especially the Steelers, in addition to a great love of boating and cars. Most of all, he loved his family, and he cherished every moment spent with them. No birthday, anniversary, or holiday went by without a card and a phone call from Jim.
Jim was predeceased by his loving wife, LaVerne, in 1987.
Jim is survived by his devoted children: Darrell (Amy) Thomas, Kevin (Kathy) Thomas, and Diane (Adel) Frenn, and his loving grandchildren: Melissa Stapel (Scott Varhola) and their children, James (Erin) Thomas, Andreah (Zack) Riedel, and Justin Frenn.
Also surviving is Jim’s loving companion of 30 years, Mary Cannella, of Bellevue, and her children.
Friends received Friday 9:00 a.m. until time of service at 11:00 a.m. at Devlin Funeral Home, Inc., 806 Perry Hwy, North Hills.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions to North Hills United Presbyterian Church, 100 Bellevue Ave, Pittsburgh, Pa 15229.