Harold Arthur Thomas, Jr. of Woodbridge, passed away Oct. 19, 2011 in WH VAMC after a breif illness. He was born in New Haven July 7, 1931 a son of the late Harold A. and Marion Kuehner Thomas, Sr. and received a B.S. Degree from Quinnipiac College. After graduation he enlisted in the US Army and was stationed in Germany at the 7th Army Headquarters. He then became a managing partner at a pharmacy until 1961, when he and his father, and brother purchased a sheet metal shop called Industrial Sheet Metal, in Orange. They were proud of having supplied sheet metal to many large construction jobs at Yale and throughout CT. He retired in 2000 but returned to ISM after the passing of his brother Roger. Hal resided in Woodbridge for many years and enjoyed his gardens, bird watching, was an avid pinochle player and loved his dogs. He is survived by a niece, Kim Thomas of Hamden, and many wonderful friends. In addition to his parents he was predeceased by his brother Roger B. Thomas, Sr. Funeral service will be Saturday morning Oct. 22, at 10 a.m. at BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 WHITNEY AVE., HAMDEN. Friends may call Friday from 5-7 p.m. Interment with military honors in Beaverdale Memorial Park.

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  1. Dear Judy and Kim, I’m sorry to know that Hal is gone. I’m glad he is not suffering any longer. He lived a long and full life so I don’t think he died with regrets. I will miss him for a long time. I pray that God blesses you and your family at this time. Love you, Rick Clough

  2. Just learned of Hal’s death. I thought he would live forever he was always so full of energy! I will add some photos of him sometime soon. I have quite a few. God, the Studio54 days are truly over! Not to mention The Limelight, Palladium, The Red Parrot…. Also just passed by Johnson rd. and noticed how awful the house looks. Hal took such pride in that home! Looks dreadful now. I can remember as clear as day basking in the sunlight of Johnson rd many times through the years! A flood of memories do come to mind, but the one thing that stands out the most is Hal helping me with my high school diploma 30 years ago. I wish I knew he was ill. I miss you buddy & I will see you one day soon when it is my turn! I promise. RIP my friend, I love you always, J

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