Owen Edward “Ed” Thomas, Age 89, of Dallas, TX, died on December 30, 2012.  He was a member of 799 and a Knight for 50 years (joining in March, 1962).

Rosary tonight, Wed 6:30 p.m. Sparkman/Hillcrest (7405 W. Northwest Hwy, Dallas).  Mass Thursday 10 a.m St. Thomas Aquinas.

Here’s a portion of his obituary:

Thomas, Owen Edward Ed left this life to be with the Lord on December 30, 2012. He was born in Ft. Worth, Texas, on September 27, l923, to Owen and Gertrude Marsh Thomas. Ed lived from an early age with his mother and sister in the home of his uncle, William J. Marsh (composer of "Texas, Our Texas") and his three aunts. He graduated from Laneri High School as Salutatorian of his class. He enlisted in the Army Air Force and earned a Bronze Star while serving our country in the Pacific Theater during WWII at Darwin, Australia and Bathurst Island. He graduated from TCU majoring in Math and Physics and worked for Texas Electric Company in Ft. Worth. He later accepted a job at Collins Radio Company and moved to Dallas where he met and married his loving wife of 59 years, Anne Marie Kerin. Ed then accepted a job at Texas Instruments where he gave 31 years of service. During his time at TI, he earned a Masters Degree in Engineering Administration from SMU.

Ed was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He is survived by his wife, Anne Marie; daughter, Mary Anne; son Paul, wife Ruth, grandchildren Jennifer, Michelle; daughter Teresa; son Ed, grandchildren, Michael, Sarah, Will; daughter Linda White, grandchildren Matthew, Amanda; daughter Jean Buys, husband Joel, grandchildren Jarrod, Jillian, Jenna, Julianna; son Jim, wife Sarah, grandchildren Annemarie, James; daughter Carolyn Murray, husband Lee, grandchildren Ryan, Katie. Six grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Ed was a member of St. Thomas Aquinas Church for 50 years and was active in the parish by participating in fundraising cam-paigns, school carnivals and serving on the School Board. The Rosary will be prayed on January 2nd at 6:30pm at Sparkman Hillcrest Funeral Home after which a visitation will be held for family and friends from 7:00 to 8:30pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, 6306 Kenwood, Dallas, on January 3rd at 10:00am. The celebrant will be Rev. John J. Libone with reception to follow at St. Ann Hall. Private family interment to follow at Greenwood Cemetery in Ft. Worth. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 4144 N. Central Expy, Dallas, Texas 75204 or to the Monsignor John T. Gulczynski Endowment Fund of St.Thomas Aquinas School, 6306 Kenwood Ave., Dallas Texas 75214. For more information, please visit: www.sparkman-hillcrest.com