Bruce Howard Thomas

Bruce H. Thomas, Sr., age 81, of Bath, NY passed away on Thursday, October 12, 2017 at Corning Hospital.

Born on April 21, 1936 in Thurston, NY he was the son of the late Chester and Estelle Thomas.  He married Iva Dailey in 1976 in Idaho.  He worked as a laborer for Mercury Aircraft for over 15 years, retiring in 2001.

Bruce will be remembered for his love of cooking – especially on the holidays.  He had a great sense of humor and enjoyed listening to old country music and watching western movies.  Most of all, Bruce loved life.  His greatest joy was spending time with his wife, children and many grandchildren.

He is survived by his loving wife, Iva Thomas: children: Deborah Knapp, Diane Dunning, Darla Hoffman, Bruce Thomas, Jr., Howard Thomas, Martin Hopkins, Virginia Overhiser, Tracey Ellis, James Hopkins, Michael Thomas, Timothy Thomas; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; sisters: Dorothy, Arlene and June; sister-in-law, Louise Manfield; and brother-in-law, Sam Dailey.

A private gathering will take place at the convenience of the family.  Carpenter’s Funeral Home, 14 E. Pulteney St., Corning, NY has been entrusted with the arrangements.