Condolences for William D. “Bill” Thomas

Dan Plumly posted on 5/23/18

My condolences on the coach's passing. Fond memories of playing for him. He showed patience with me even though I probably didn't deserve his kindness. Truly a person for young athletes to be around as he understood there was more to be gained from the experience than just the game.


Bob LaFazia posted on 5/21/18

Played football with him when in service in Germany


Eric Bush posted on 5/18/18

Dave and Family- Very sorry to hear about your dad. He was a very nice guy and great to talk to. He always had a smile on his face when I saw him. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.


Bert Piatt, BHS '66, Ed.D. posted on 5/16/18

Coach Thomas was a coach and mentor during my years at BHS. His example inspired be to go into teaching, although it took me thirty years before I made it to the classroom (after college and my service in the military). He was a great inspiration.


Jayne Long posted on 5/16/18

Dear Norma, So very sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathy to you and your family.


Janet Kauskey Porter posted on 5/15/18

Sympathy and Prayers to you, Norma, and to your family


Jim Nemec posted on 5/15/18

Sorry to hear of your loss. I played football with Bill at BHS. He was a good quarterback!


Marc Kajfez posted on 5/14/18

Norma and boys, I was deeply saddened to hear of Bills passing he was a great man who helped me in teaching, coaching and with the JTPA. He will be sadly missed, sorry I could not be there we live NC


Pat(Icenhour)Baldwin posted on 5/12/18

My condolences to Bills family I knew Bill since we were very small he was a friend of my brothers he was a great


Thomas Martin Beckett Jr posted on 5/11/18

I first met "Mr.Thomas " when I was 15 years old.He worked for JTPA Summer Youth Program and helped me get my first job.He was a really good guy .


Steve and MaryJo (Zacchini) Kurko posted on 5/11/18

This was a wonderful human being who touched so many, many lives.....I know he meant a lot to us. We send my deepest condolences to his wife and children and extended family. He left a lasting legacy of kindness and humor in his academic and coaching career. God bless him as he reached the gates of Heaven and may his family take comfort in the memories he left behind.


SAMRA SMITH posted on 5/11/18

Dear Norma & Family, So very sorry about Mr. Thomas, I have often thought of you all since you all visited us down the beach. I will never forget Mr. Thomas, as he was my freshman math teacher, always had a smile on his face, please know your all in my prayers.


ROBERT CROSBY posted on 5/11/18

R.I.P coach.


ROBERT CROSBY posted on 5/11/18

R I P coach, you were the best.