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Peter Edward Thomas, PhD.
  • 81 years old
  • Date of birth: Sep 6, 1934
  • Date of passing: Oct 11, 2015
Let the memory of Peter be with us forever
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Peter Thomas, PhD., 81, born on September 6, 1934 and passed away on October 11, 2015. We will remember him forever.
Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Mike Nielsen on 26th October 2015

"Dr. Thomas was a wonderful man and a brilliant scientist, and im fairly certain the Dr. threw the mould away when he was born. Pete hired me to collect and raise colonies of leafhoppers for his final project with BLTVA in the spring of 2003 until his retirement. He told me "you see a road you've never been down before, drive it!" Hands down the coolest boss ive ever had. He taught me sooo much, basically giving me an education people pay big bucks for. Ill miss the old guy. My condolances to his children and family.."

This tribute was added by paul Spitler on 20th October 2015

"Sadly missed by a old friend, Went to school together play and dome some hunting  together, Have not seen him in25 years, So proud to no that a oldOdin boy made good, Sorry for your lost Darlene and his children.   P.J. Spitler . Odin Illinois,"

This tribute was added by José Caram Souza-Dias on 20th October 2015

"As a potato virologist myself, I had the pleasure to know and admire  Dr Pete Thomas scientific  work on potato and tomato viruses. Besides the great amount of contributions to Luteoviruses, mainly  Potato leafroll virus (PLRV), on many epidemiological, detection and control studies, I will always remember him  as a very kindly and helpful scientist.  Back in 1996-97,  Dr. Pete Thomas  kindly and promptly attended my personnal request for PLRV primarily and secondarily infected potato tubers. That was a great help as it is acknowledged  in the paper originated  from that research ( AJPR (1999) 76: 209-213).
Rest in peace Dr. Pete Thomas!

Best regards

José Alberto Caram de Souza Dias (Eng. Agr. PhD)

This tribute was added by jan de weerd on 20th October 2015

"I have very fond memories of Dr. Pete working with him during the nineties when we were testing our leafroll resistant potatoes with Naturemark, Monsanto. I remember Dr. Pete as a very knowledgeable and passionate person and, indeed, a great story teller. Reading now, his story, brought a smile to my face. Rest in Peace."

This tribute was added by Jackie Lucas on 16th October 2015

"To the family,
  Please accept my deepest sympathy for your loss. When I have lost loved ones, I have found it comforting to know that there is a hope for the future.
Acts 24:15-" there is going to be a resurrection."  God is capable of restoring life back to those who have past away. The bible says that " with God all things are possible."
God has a yearning to do this. So we can have the confidence that soon this promise will be fulfilled."

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