Gary L. Thomas

Age 88, of Lansing, MI, passed away Thursday, August 15, 2019 in Lansing.

A full obituary is forthcoming.

There will be funeral service held 1:00 p.m. Saturday, August 24, 2019, at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel. There will be a visitation held Friday, August 23rd from 2:00-4:00 p.m. and 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Association Boot Drive or the Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital.

 

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Marti Malone
August 16, 2019 at 3:35 pm

So sorry for your loss Nancy.

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Jennifer Spencer
August 16, 2019 at 3:48 pm

Nancy. I’m very sorry for your loss of your husband. My thoughts are with you and your family at this time.

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Larry and Billie McColl
August 16, 2019 at 4:32 pm

Nancy, Larry and I were so sorry to learn of your loss of Gary. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.

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Juan Bradford
August 16, 2019 at 7:54 pm

Retired Sergeant Fire Chaplin of Inkster MICHIGAN local 1577.
The passing of Gary L. Thomas is received with a heavy heart. Thank God for his service to his community and all the many days of sacrifice of duty to his fellow firefighters and most of all my prayers to his beloved family, thank you for lending Gary to the brotherhood of the IAFF.
Much Love
Juan C. Bradford
Inkster Michigan

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Harold A. Schaitberger
August 17, 2019 at 1:27 pm

Nancy I’m so sorry to hear about Gary’s passing. I know you’ve lost a lifetime partner and his IAFF family has lost a great longtime leader. I will always be grateful for Gary’s generosity and welcoming me, as a new State President, into the IAFF fold over 40 years ago. He was a gentleman, strong union advocate and one of Michigan’s finest. My deepest condolences to you, his personal and union families

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Joseph A. Grutza
August 17, 2019 at 9:42 pm

Nancy, we are so sorry for your loss. Gary was a great union leader and taught me lessons that I never forgot. Always gracious, I will miss him.

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