Duane "Terry" Thomas

May 17, 1956 - April 30, 2019
Born in Philadelphia
Resided in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


DUANE TERRENCE THOMAS, resident of Philadelphia passed away on April 30, 2019 peacefully at home surrounded by his loved ones at the age of 62.
Duane, affectionately known as Terry was born on May 17, 1956 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to the late Horace Theodore and Mary Jane Thomas. Terry received his education from the Philadelphia school system. After his schooling, Terry became a skilled crane operator at Phoenix Steel. He then traveled as a merchant marine. After his travels, He was employed with SunShip Building and Budd Corporation before retiring from Penn Warehousing and Distribution, Inc. in 2018.
Terry fell in love with his childhood sweetheart Patricia and they were married in August 1980. In this union, they shared their love with their four beautiful children. Every year the couple enjoyed their anniversary trip to Ocean City, Maryland. Terry was famous for his skills on the grill especially at the annual block party. And to round off the year, Terry loved picking the biggest Christmas tree on the lot. It was clear to all that he loved creating memories with his family.
Some of Terry’s favorite hobbies included gardening, bowling and fishing. He was an enthusiastic Eagles fan and experienced his first Eagles game with his son. In his younger days he was always dressed to impress and had a hat for every occasion.
Terry leaves to cherish in his memory his wife Patricia, and four children; Lola, Adrian, Trina (Ken), Tasha (Kevin). Ten grandchildren; Sharelle, Briel, Z’Nyviah, Journey, Image, JaBraun, Kahviere, Adrianna, Kennedy and Kaiden. He was preceded in death by his twin brother Tony and leaves behind brothers Horace and Keith. He also leaves behind his in laws,
James and Alice, two brothers-in-law, Anthony and the late James, two sisters-in-law, Bern, Linda and Shelly, two goddaughters TaKia and Ashley, nieces, nephews and a host of family and friends.

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Memorial Service
New Birthing Worship Center
5949 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA US 19139
Tuesday, May 7, 2019
11:00 AM