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CAPT. RICHARD WILLIAM THOMAS, US NAVY (RET.) (AGE 77)

Capt. Richard William Thomas '57, of Vienna, Va. died on Tuesday, December 25, 2012 at Reston Hospital due to a brief battle with cancer. He is survived by his devoted wife of 48 years, Constance T. Thomas, loving father of Kim (John) Ziegelbauer and Scott (Mary Alice) Thomas. He is also survived by his cherished grandchildren, Adrienne and Matthew Ziegelbauer and Reid and Flory Thomas.

Capt. Richard Thomas was a graduate of The Pennsylvania State University in 1957, a member of Sigma Chi Fraternity, and a Naval Aviator in the US Navy for 28 years. He will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Wounded Warriors Project in Capt. Thomas' name.