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Alvin C. Thomas

April 3, 1955 ~ July 9, 2021 (age 66)


BARBERTON – Alvin C. Thomas, age 66, passed away unexpectedly on July 9, 2021.

Born on April 3, 1955 in Cuyahoga Falls, OH to the late Ernest and Margarette (Cales) Thomas, he was a lifelong resident of the Barberton / Norton area.  Alvin was owner and operator of Janal Painting and Decorating and had also worked for A. L. Williams (Primerica).  He was a lover of history and enjoyed being involved with the Barberton Historical Society, but his true passion was electronics.  He spent countless hours tinkering with electronic gadgets, flying his drones, and occasionally had time for a game of pool.

Preceded in death by his brothers, James, Ted, he is survived by his wife, Janet Thomas of Norton; son, Nick Thomas of Akron; stepson, David Gumm of Norton; step grandchildren, Michael, Lindsay, David Jr., and Timothy; sisters, Vivian (Dave) Harbour of Cuyahoga Falls, OH, Linda Thomas-Roy of Port Charlotte, FL, Donna Graf of Delaware, OH, nieces, nephews, and other family.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, July 31, 2021 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at Greenlawn Memorial Park, Ivy Chapel, 2580 Romig Rd., Akron, OH, 44320. Inurnment to immediately follow.  Online obituary and guest registry are available at

(Zak-Thacker & Monbarren, 330-658-2211)

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July 31, 2021

9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Greenlawn Memorial Park

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Ivy Chapel
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