Ronald A. Thomas (Madison Twp Fire; Grant EMS Education) Obituary

Ronald A. Thomas, age 41, of Grove City, Ohio, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, February 15, 2010. Ron was born on July 11, 1968 in Columbus, Ohio and graduated from Teays Valley High School in 1986. He was employed as a Firefighter/Paramedic for the Madison Township Fire Department for 18 years, where he served as a member of the Honor Guard. Ron also served as an instructor for the paramedic programs at Grant Medical Center and Eastland Career Center.

Ron was preceded in death by grandparents Ernest and Ruby Riffle, Pete and Naomi Wynn, Wilma Wynn and Chancey Thomas Jr. He leaves behind many dear friends and his loving family including his sons, Zachary and Seth of Bloomingburg, Ohio; parents, Harold and Gladys of Leon, West Virginia; brother, Andy (Tracey) of Commercial Point, Ohio; nieces, Taylor and Courtney; special aunt, Diana Riffle of Grove City, Ohio; special uncle, Jerry (Sherry) Riffle of Grove City, Ohio; and several other aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

The family is sincerely indebted to the care and support of numerous friends, neighbors and loved ones. The family will receive family and friends Thursday, February 18, 2010 from 2 p.m. until time of funeral service at 6 p.m. at Madison Christian Church, 3565 Bixby Rd., Groveport, Ohio with Pastor Paul Barnes officiating. All flowers to be delivered to the church. A firefighter’s funeral service will follow the calling hours. Burial will be 2 p.m. Friday, February 19, 2010 at Yauger Cemetery in Leon, West Virginia. In lieu of flowers, the family request that donations be made to Local 2507, Attention Honor Guard, 6600 Gender Rd., Canal Winchester, Ohio 43110 in Ron’s memory. Ron is greatly loved and will be missed by his family and friends. Arrangements completed with THE SPENCE-MILLER FUNERAL HOME, Grove City, Ohio.

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Published in The Columbus Dispatch on February 17, 2010