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William E. Thomas, 82, of Morgan Drive, who was the director of labor relations for the former Model Cities project, died Thursday (Sept. 23, 1999) in Buffalo General Hospital after a brief illness.

He was born in Warrior, Ala., and moved to Niagara Falls in 1956.

Thomas also was director of labor relations for the former Olin-Mathieson Co. plant and later with the Carborundum Co. in Niagara Falls until he retired in 1968.

He was a member of Messiah Lutheran Church and of First Baptist Church of Naples, Fla. He also was a member of the Niagara Frontier Country Club in Youngstown and of the Imperial Country Club in Naples.

Survivors include his wife, the former Grace M. Stacy; two daughters, Connie T. Leary of Rochester and Kathryn T. Mooradian; a son, Duke W. of Columbus, Ohio; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in Rhoney Funeral Home, Cayuga and South Ninth streets.


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