- 69 years old
- Date of birth: Dec 27, 1942
- Date of passing: Mar 25, 2012
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This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, David G. Thomas, 69, born on December 27, 1942 and passed away on March 25, 2012. We will remember him forever.
"David, as I write this, I'm listening to "Bread," on your website. So appropriate as all of the songs from that group are quintessentially "you." Always and forever, sweet Prince. Patricia."
Its been four tough years since we lost you from Cancer. Every time I come to this website I hear the songs that play in the background and my eyes well up and I fight back the tears. I miss you so much. You were such an inspiration to me. I would not be the man that I am today if it wasn't the morality and sense of justice you instilled in me. You never took the easy way out. When you set your mind to something you didn't let any obstacle stop you from reaching your goal.
I Love You Dad, and I miss you terribly."
"The memory of you, David, remains always."
"I miss you Dad, today and everyday. I wish I could believe. I know if there is a heaven you are up there philosophizing with greatest minds of our time."
"Happy Birthday Daddy. I miss you everyday and dream of you often"
"Dad I'm so sorry I failed..........."
"David, if you are, indeed, still out there in the ether, then you know our friend, your buddy, Bob Olmstead, slipped from this earth this past Friday. You and I, Bob and Louise, were the closest of friends, a foursome, for so many years, a family which encompassed our five kids and their two boys. Louise and I haven't seen each other in years, she in Arizona, me in Connecticut. Nevertheless, we've kept in constant contact by telephone. When we talk, it's as if no time has passed. We shed some tears this past Sunday while we spoke of Bob's death and yours. Neither of you will ever be forgotten by us, or by your children. We all love the both of you and always will. Louise and I have always had a bond from first we met which has not lessened over these so many years. She and I have a memorable history together, as I do with you my darling husband, David...as she had with Bob...as we, the four of us had...a bond that can never be broken, even by death. You visit me in my dreams often David and I so welcome those dreams in which you are alive and we are still together.
I will always love you,
Patricia...aka Jacqueline Chardon"
"Your grandson posted a picture of hisself on Facebook...he is such a handsome man and looks so much like you when you were his age.....Hair styled the same way.... we all miss you so much Tina and D.J. and I talk about you often...... We have had so many beautiful Memories of you..you are Forever Missed.. Love You"
"David, you are on my mind and in my heart, where you shall remain forever. Patricia aka Jacqueline Chardon"
"David today it has been 3 years since you have gone...thought about you all day.........really don't want to remember this day as much as the day you were born....we have had so many beautiful memories together and I cherish that...... when I sit in this beautiful home you built I think about the times I was here while you were building it... you loved the smell of wood saw dust...you always told me that ...... I knew we would be together again someday ... I use to tell you we would drink Lemonade on the deck someday. and you would smile......Love you and know we will be together again someday.............. <3"
"David, visiting Colette and Chris, and your grandchildren, Brandon and Olivia, for Christmas 2014. On my way to have dinner with our dear friend, Florene, and her husband, Shelly, on what should have been your 72nd Birthday. I haven't forgotten."
Another year without you. I miss you and know if there is a heaven, you are most certainly there. Happy Birthday Dad,
David J. Thomas"
"David, tomorrow I will be 70 years old, an age you didn't get to reach. In my mind, you are forever 31 and I am 29...when we met, then married nine months later. David, you will always remain to me, "A Man Among Men, for how you loved me and my children, Scott, Chris, and Colette and, first and foremost, your very own Tina Marie and David John. I remember you telling me how you'd chosen her name, Tina Marie, hoping you'd have a daughter before she was even born. I remember the picture you showed me of you laying on a couch, with your tiny newborn, Tina Marie, sprawled on your chest. I remember the pictures you showed me of you and DJ on Grandma Irene's lawn on Evanswood. You showed me those pictures of you being a father who loved his children very early on after we'd met and how very much they meant to you. So I knew, David, one thing for certain, that you loved your children above and beyond and would never abandon them. If it had been otherwise, I'd never have trusted you. Perhaps, like my own bio children, children of divorce, Tina and DJ may have never realized how much their absence from you made you so very sad. David, you were always so happy when we had 5 kids in the upstairs bedrooms on Henrydale creating havoc and noise though you would yell up to them to "keep it down." Sometimes you and I would sneak out to your old green Chevy truck just to get away from the ruckus inside the house. David you were bereft when Tina and DJ moved to California after having lived on Margaret Street just two blocks away. The noise and chaos in our home from the five of them, Scott,Tina, Chris, DJ, and Colette seemed a very small price to pay for their presence.Tonight, on the eve of my 70th birthday, I don't feel at all old. I feel I'm the very same person on the inside when I loved a man who loved me, who had two children he loved, and learned to love the three children I brought with me. I was surprised and gratified to read a post on our son, Chris's Facebook page tonight where he posted "Summer Breeze" by Seals and Croft as one of his favorite songs. Colette responded that it was one of hers too. I commented that it was one of mine as well. "Summer Breeze" always reminded me of the happiest time in my life when we all lived on Henrydale with their Dad, David G. Thomas."
"I had to use Bob's email to leave this......Dad...I miss you so badly and I know it was your birthday yesterday and you were in my mind the whole day and then some....this is one of the happiest times in my life and you aren't here but somehow, I know you are....I Love you Dad!!!"
"Dave I would like to have your daughter's hand in marriage and I hope I have your permission. I promise I will take care of your daughter and keep her safe. I promise to love and cherish her for as long as I live."
"Happy Birthday Daddy! I miss and think about you each & every day!
Love you forever!"
"You are missed by all. Wish you were here for your Birthday. Happy Birthday"
Something happened today that reminded me of you. I was reminded of how you taught me to be a man of integrity. To do what you say your are going to do. As much as I try to surround myself with people like this Dad, it seems to becoming more and more difficult."
"It's been a year Dad. We all miss you so much. I miss your jokes, your hugs, and your one liners. I remember one, I believe it was, " I like to boogie with you, but you dance to fast for me." You could always put a smile on my face. And I know that the intensity and passion I have in my life I learned from you. Thank you Dad, for all the ways that you changed my life."
"It's so difficult to realize you have been gone for one whole year....it still hurts my heart and I find I cannot think of you without crying....I think of you oh so very often....I really miss you. You came in to my dreams and told me "you know what to do"....I'm content with your Faith in me and hold it dear to my heart....I Love You Dad!!!!...(I still see the hawks!)"
"You are still missed so much, but your spirit is still here. RIP"
"To live in hearts we leave behind Is not to die."
I had a dream about you last night...I can't remember what we were talking about, but I remember We said our goodbyes and you gave me
a big hug! It felt so good to hug you again Dad. Love You..."
I know that if there is a heaven somewhere, You are making God laugh so hard, his sides hurt! I miss you so much Dad. I can only hope that when it comes my time, that I will have impacted as many peoples lives as you have."
"Happy Birthday Sweetie....sprinkling rose petals along the river to celebrate your Birthday...............Love you and Miss you so much"
"Happy Birthday David, you are missed by all. RIP"
"I will forever celebrate the day you were born and will always mourn the day you left. I miss my Daddy. I love you!!"
"I am missing you so much Dad...I spend so much time thinking about our lives together and all of the amazing memories you created for me and our family. I have never doubted how much you loved me and I hope you never doubted how much I loved you. I still don't believe you are gone. Like the song says, "I will never get over you" XoXo"
"I miss you so much Dad and it really hurts knowing I won't be able to hug you again...I feel as if you are with me even more now and I feel comfort knowing you will be watching over me always...I pray you are now at peace in Heaven! Love, Tina Marie"
"Thank You.....This is the hardest time of my life..........You know what I mean"
"AKA PAT THOMAS
Je t'aime, David. Vous etes un homme Rennaisance vrai passione' et le feu.
You know exactly what I mean, Baby."
"David Swinging G with a capital T, I remember you and my dad always hanging out and telling jokes, making each other laugh so hard. : )"
"For my Favorite Son-in-law..I remember the time you drove really fast when you left our house you were on your way to work..in a few minutes you drove back just as fast.you said You forgot your glasses and couldn't see a thing without them........
You didn't need your glasses when you danced"
"Trying to remember all the sayings you had..........Loved this one "I will hit you so hard you will hum like a ten penny finishing nail hit with a greasy ball bean hammer....you laughed when you said it.............The..Kids knew you would love the song by Neil Diamond Jonathan Livinston Seagull..........."
"You always made me smile wiggling your eye brows at me. I'll miss our Bloody Marys up north. Brother-in i will always remember the good times. I loved you a lot."
"David, my Brother-n-law , I am gonna miss you so much! You made me laugh and you made me cry! You always made me feel special when you called me "Shay-Ro!! So happy for all the time we had with you!! Love and Miss you David!!"
"It will be the little things
that you will remember,
the quiet moments,
the smiles, the laughter.
And although it may seem
hard right now,
it will be the memories
of these little things
that help to push
away the pain
and bring the smiles
"After going through all these pictures...you really lived Dad ... you took the world and made it your own .. .so many wonderful chapters in your Journey here ..."the one God will make for your day"... I will forever See you Dad ... "The wings of Dreams""
"I will forever miss you.....I am so glad we were able to have so many special years together.....we met when we were only 15...I know you are probably with my Dad now.....he loved you so much like a son.....you will never be forgotten.....I will miss you my traveling companion miss gardening with you...I loved you Bigger than the sky!!!! Someday we will be together again.."
You are the King of the "one liners" and the funniest person I have ever known. Those one liners have been ingrained in me and will live on in Tina, DJ, Chris and now in my own children. I hope you and Scott are building something great together up there. I'll love you forever and ever..."
"Your Spirit is bright Dad,
Despite your hardships, you've accomplished so many beautiful things and I'm proud of you...
I miss you and look forward to seeing you on the other side...your suffering has humbled me in the most beautiful way...
with all my Love Dad"
You will always be such a huge inspiration for me. You taught me passion for life and the importance of being a good man. Love you and miss you."
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