Ronald Thomas

Thomas, Ronald W. (Tugboat), 55, formerly of Toronto, OH, passed away Wednesday, April 23, 2014, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach, SC.

Ron was born Oct.17, 1958, in Toronto, OH, son of Doris (Edgar) Thomas and the late William C. Thomas.

Ron was a member of Riverview Methodist Church in Toronto. He was a graduate of Toronto High School, Class of 1976.

Ron worked for 18 years for Ohio Edison, Sammis Plant in Stratton, OH before going to work for U.S. Can Corp. in Weirton, WV where he took early retirement and joined his family residing in Myrtle Beach, SC.

Surviving is his wife, Ginger Montgomery Thomas of Myrtle Beach, SC and their three children, Ashley Thomas, Myrtle Beach, SC, Zac Thomas and fiancee Jessica Marburger, Myrtle Beach, SC and Andrea Thomas, Myrtle Beach, SC and his beloved Best Friend Bubba. He is also survived by his sisters, Cyndi Thomas, Toronto, OH and Kathy (John) Plohal of Arizona; and his twin brother, Donald (Diane) Thomas of Mingo Junction, OH; and several nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will be received on Sunday, April 27, from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at the J.E. Foster Funeral Home in Toronto, OH.

His Funeral Service will be held Monday, April 28, at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Josh Elliott officiating. Burial will be held at the convenience of his family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Tugboat’s memory may be made out to: Toronto Little League, Toronto Girls Softball or the Toronto Titans and directed to the funeral home, 701 Findley St., Toronto, OH 43964.

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