Adrian A. Thomas, 85, of Meyersdale, died October 23, 2021 at Meyersdale Medical Center. Born April 26, 1936 in Meyersdale, the son of Frank B. and Irene Estella (Bolden) Thomas, Jr.
Preceded in death by his parents; wife of 52 years, Anna Ruth (Knepper) Thomas; brothers: Dr. Frank B. Thomas III and John C. Thomas, Sr.
Adrian is survived by five sons: Father Alan Thomas, Hollidaysburg; Alex (Nicole) Thomas, Aurora, Illinois; Aaron (Rita) Thomas and Andrew (Stephanie) Thomas, both of Meyersdale; and Adam (Cheria) Thomas, Estes Park, Colorado; grandchildren: Shana, Henry, Aiden, Geneva, and Noah.
Also survived by brothers: Dr. Terry (Joan) Thomas, Richmond, Virginia; Dr. Nathan (Kathy) Thomas, Meyersdale; sisters-in-law: Marion Thomas, Claudia Thomas, and Elizabeth Knepper.
A special thank you to Adrian's caregivers: Teresa Werner, Kathy Mostoller, Lynn Manges, Chloe Hyatt, Nikki Lutz, Tina Boyce, Heather Lichty, Penny Mason, Jen Buterbaugh and many others.
A 1954 graduate of Meyersdale High School, and a 1958 graduate of Duquesne University. Adrian was a pharmacist for over 50 years and he was a member of The National Community Pharmacists Association, and the Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association. He was the third generation owner of F.B. Thomas Drug Store, Meyersdale where in 1991 he made national headlines by publicly burning his entire stock of tobacco products, because of his concern about the effects of cancer in his patients. Due to his stance, many people stopped using tobacco products. He served on the Board of Directors of Meyersdale Community Hospital, where he also worked as a pharmacist.
He was a lifetime member of SS. Philip and James Catholic Church, Meyersdale.
Also a member of Meyersdale Chamber of Commerce.
Adrian was an avid fan of local sports.
Family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Price Funeral Service, Inc., Meyersdale. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday at SS. Philip and James Catholic Church, Meyersdale, with Father Alan Thomas, celebrant, Most Reverend Mark L. Bartchak presider. Committal SS. Philip and James Catholic Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in his name to SS. Philip and James Catholic Church, 247 High St., Meyersdale, PA 15552 or Pennsylvania Maple Festival, PO Box 222, Meyersdale, PA 15552.
The family also wishes to thank Meyersdale Medical Center for their care of Adrian.
Price Funeral Service, Inc., Meyersdale is honored to serve the Thomas family. (www.WilliamRowePrice.com)
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