CALEDONIA - Dick passed away on April 6, 2020 at 85 years of age. He is survived by his loving spouse of 60 years, Margaret Z. Thomas; his children, Dick (Mary) Thomas, Mary Thomas (Stephen Laumakis), John Thomas (Bryan Johnson), Ellen (Todd) Bickford; and grandchildren Alicia (Eric) McKenrick, Ricky Thomas, Samantha and Andy Bickford, and Maggie and Molly Laumakis; and many other family members, friends and caregivers.
A well-respected land surveyor in Geneseo, Dick received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the NYS Association of Professional Land Surveyors and the “Philip J. Haddock Award for Excellence” from the New York State Ranger School at Wanakena of which he was a proud alumnus and longtime board member. He graduated from Syracuse University and was a big fan of all Syracuse sports teams. At home in Caledonia, he was known and loved for his desire to plant trees and watch the wildlife.
Dick also received the Rotary International Lifetime Achievement Award as well as an award for 40 years of perfect attendance from the Rotary Club of Geneseo.
Dick proudly served his country as a United States Army communication specialist in Panama.
A public celebration of Dick’s life will be held at a later date. Private family interment at Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Fowlerville. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Caledonia Library Association, 3108 Main Street, Caledonia NY 14423.