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James Thomas

James John Thomas

Thursday, May 14th, 1925 - Tuesday, November 5th, 2019
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Beloved husband of the late Adriani. Loving father of Maria Tattoli (Larry), Stella Thomas, Joanna Thomas, Christina Carmichael (Terrence), and Elena Thomas-Kerr (Paul). Dearest grandfather of Steven, Mark, and Adriana Tattoli; Cassandra, Nicoletta, and Adriana Carmichael; Maximos Thomas Chesley; and Andreas Kerr.

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations for a college scholarship fund that will be set up in his memory or donated to a charity of the family’s choice in his memory. Details of the fund(s) will be updated here on the website when available.

Donations may be made one of three ways. In the memo section, please specify “In memory of James Thomas.”

1. Online bank transfer through Zelle to Elena Thomas-Kerr at (Signing up for a Zelle account is free of charge and most banks participate on the Zelle network.)

2. Online transfer through Venmo to Elena Thomas-Kerr.

3. By check made out to Elena Thomas-Kerr. Please contact Elena directly for mailing address:
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Service Details

  • Service

    Saturday, November 9th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Saturday, November 9th, 2019 11:00am
    Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral
    707 E. Lafayette Blvd
    Detroit, Michigan 48226
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    Instate 10:00am until the time of the Service / In lieu of flowers, a memorial scholarship fund in James' name will be set up. Details on how to donate will appear on website.
  • Interment

    Forest Lawn Cemetery
    11851 Van Dyke
    Detroit, Michigan 48234
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    Military honors will take place at the cemetery


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Vito & Bonni Tattoli & Family and Sabino & Maureen sent flowers to the family of James John Thomas.
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Pat Kiska

Posted at 01:07pm
Jim, our neighbor, was kind, hard-working and a model to others. He was a quiet, strong man. Our court will miss his presence.
Pat Anstett Kiska, Marford Court

Vito & Bonni Tattoli & Family and Sabino & Maureen

Posted at 08:30am
May his memory always be a blessing. With heartfelt condolences.
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