7/15/2013 12:52:00 PM Alan Ray Thomas July 13, 1949 - July 12, 2013
Alan Ray Thomas, 63, of Edgecomb, died unexpectedly at home on July 12.
He was born in Bath on July 13, 1949 to Ray and Lois Thomas of Woolwich as the second of three children. He graduated from Morse High in 1969 and immediately enlisted in the US Navy. He proudly served in the Vietnam War on the USS Enterprise as a firefighter.
He was honorably discharged in 1973 and married Deborah Lynn Moore in Woolwich on March 8, 1975. Their daughter Amy was born in June of 1975, and their son Andrew in September of 1977. He and Deborah were married until her death in 1996. He met his fiancée June Brault in 2002. Alan worked as a mechanic at Bath Subaru until his retirement in 2011.
Family was the most important thing to Alan but he had many interests. He loved cars, driving, listening to music, and exploring the farm stands and back roads of Midcoast Maine. (Often, all at the same time.) Alan was a passionate cook and gardener and loved "puttering around" in the kitchen.
He learned to cook in the Navy and nothing made him happier than making a huge meal for family and friends.
He is predeceased by his wife; parents; and sister, Terri Corey.
He is survived by his fiancée, June Brault of Edgecomb; sister, Lynn Arbour and husband Michael of Durham; daughter, Amy Herzog and husband Jonathan of Somerville, Mass.; son, Andrew Thomas and wife Catherine of Phippsburg; grandsons, Jacob, Daniel, and Zachary; and many nieces and nephews.
In respect of Alan's wishes, there will be a small, private ceremony for the family.
To share your thoughts and condolences with the family, please visit www.desmondfuneralhomes.com.