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Friday, February 26, 2016

Obituary: Jack R. Thomas, 85, Ulysses

Jack R. Thomas, 85, of Ulysses, PA, died Friday, February 26, 2016 in Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport, PA.
Born August 26, 1930, in Mansfield, OH, he was the son of Clyde and Helen Paige Thomas.
A US Navy Veteran, he served honorable from 1952 - 1955.
On February 21, 1959, in Doylestown, PA, he married the former Donna M. Rockwell Achberger, who survives.
Mr. Thomas and his wife owned and operated a dairy farm in Ulysses for many years.
He was a member of the Ulysses United Methodist Church, where he served as a trustee, the PA Holstein Association, the Tin Can Sailors, Northern Potter School Board, and was one of the founders of Dairy Wide 4-H Club.
Surviving besides his wife, Donna, are: two sons, Jack R. (Kathy) Thomas, Jr. of Ulysses and Tracy (Bobbie Jo) Thomas of Osceola, PA; four step-children, Eldon (Linda) Achberger of Lantana, FL, Katherine (Rod) Fontanella of Wellsboro, PA, Curt (Ann) Achberger of Montoursville, PA, and Eric (Pam) Achberger of Baton Rouge, LA; 17 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; a niece and three nephews. He was predeceased by a granddaughter, Riley Thomas; a great-grandson, Ty Finkele; and a brother, Clyde Thomas, Jr.
Friends may call Tuesday, March 1, 2016 from 2:00 - 4:00 and 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA. Funeral Services will be held on 11:00 a.m., Wednesday in the Ulysses United Methodist Church. The Rev. Christine Mastin will officiate. Military Rites will be accorded by members of the Potter County Honor Guard. Burial will be in Ulysses Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Ulysses Library, P.O. Box 316, Ulysses, PA 16948.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.olneyfuneralhome.com.