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Jerry "Michael" Thomas

Obituary for Jerry "Michael" Thomas

April 30, 1952 - October 10, 2019
Westlake, Ohio | Age 67

Loving Husband and Father


Jerry "Michael" Thomas age 67. Beloved husband of Michele (Gladden); dear father of Katie and Alli Thomas; beloved brother of David Thomas (Paula), Craig Thomas (Stella), Jane Kelly (James); uncle of Kurt Thomas (Nicollete), Sara Thomas, Jerry Thomas (Dr. Anne), Christina Lumsden (Nick), Jackie Kelly, and Tommy Kelly; son-in-law of Janet and Dale Newman of Wisconsin; brother-in-law of Stacey Bisenius and Dr. Marc Gladden (Jennifer); uncle-in-law of Jayden Bisenius and Rosalie and Eliza Gladden.

Mike was well known for his professional career. As a graduate from Baldwin Wallace in 1974, he started his leadership as a member of the B-W Letterman's Club for baseball. He was twice Past President of the Cleveland Association of Life Underwriters, Treasury of the Sub Centers now known as the Marketing Alliance for 10 years, served on the Board of Directors for the National Association of Independent Life Brokerage Agencies, while in college Mike served on the Rocky River Board of Directors during their building expansion in the 1970's, Cystic Fibrosis Board, Ronald McDonald House Board, Town Cryer's of Westlake, Board of Directors of the West Shore Montessori Schools, and Mike also served as Girls Softball & Soccer coach in Westlake for both of his daughters teams.

Memorial contributions may be sent to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123.

Funeral Service at Westlake United Methodist Church, 27650 Center Ridge Road, Westlake, OH 44145 on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at 10am. Friends may call the Busch Funeral Home, 21369 Center Ridge Road, Fairview Park on Tuesday, October 15, 2019 from 4-8pm. 440-333-9774

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Suggested Memorial Donations

  • The American Cancer Society
    P.O. Box 24478
    Oklahoma, OK 73123

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21369 Center Ridge Road
Fairview Park, OH 44116
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