Olean-Raymond D. Thomas, Sr., of Olean, passed away Tuesday (June 23, 2020) at his home, surrounded by his family.
Born April 6, 1945 in Olean, he was the son of Robert and Maxine Johnson Thomas. He married Suzanne Kosciol, who predeceased him.
Ray enlisted in the United States Air Force from 1965-1969. He later went to work for Anderson Equipment Co. in Allegany, until his retirement.
He was a member at the Pulaski club, volunteering with many of their events. He was also an avid golfer and enjoyed boating on Cuba Lake. Most of all, Ray enjoyed spending time with his family and grandchildren.
Surviving are three children; Todd (Meg) Thomas of Boca Raton, FL., Raymond (Jennifer) Thomas, Jr., of Boynton Beach, FL., and Sara (Jared) Consler of Plantation, FL.; six grandchildren; Todd Thomas, Jr., Shane Thomas, Lauren Thomas, Tyler Thomas, Tristyn Thomas, and Jordan Consler; two siblings, Russell Thomas of Olcott and Bonnie Butera of Irondequoit.
In addition to his wife, he was predeceased by his parents.
A celebration of Ray's life will be announced at a later date. Burial will be in St. Bonaventure Cemetery, Allegany.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Cattaraugus County SPCA, 2944 Route 16N, Olean.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Guenther Funeral Home, Inc., 1303 E. State Street, Olean. Online condolences may be made at www.guentherfh.com.
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