DELMAR – Paul M. Thomas, 73, of Delmar, passed away on Wednesday, September 22, 2021 at St. Peter’s Hospice. Paul was born in Albany, the son of the late Herbert J. and Hazel E. Martin Thomas. He lived most of his life in Albany and Delmar, but during the 1980s lived with his family in Peru, NY. He was a graduate of Vincentian Institute, and Siena College and served for several years in the U.S. Army. He had a long career with the Social Security Administration as a District Office Manager, retiring from the Schenectady office. Paul loved baseball and the New York Yankees.
Paul is survived by his beloved wife Kimberly J. Davey Thomas; his daughters Elizabeth Patel (Sheel) of Chatham, NJ, Sarah Leahy (Edward) of Madison, NJ, and Emily Thomas (Mark Rykken, Jr.) of Brooklyn; his sister Barbara Sumner (William) of Delmar; his sister-in-law Roxanne Thomas of Voorheesville; his grandchildren Jayan, Naomi, and Gabrielle Patel, and Teddy and Lucas Paul Leahy; several nieces and nephews, and his dear friends Jim and Carol Smith and Bill and Pat Mehleisen. He was predeceased by his brother William Thomas.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Historic St. Mary’s Church, Pine & Lodge Streets, Albany, on Friday, October 1, 2021, at 9:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited. There will be no calling hours. Interment will follow the mass at 12:00 p.m. in the Gerald B. H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery in Schuylerville. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Hans Funeral Home, Albany. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Gary Sinise Foundation, PO Box 368, Woodland Hills, CA 91365. To leave a message of condolence for the family, please visit www.HansFuneralHome.com.