Samia Thomas Sr.

Samia Thomas Sr., 73, of Flanders died July 10 at Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead. 

The son of Cornlinus (Bryant) and Joseph Thomas, he was born Nov. 17, 1942, in Homerville, Ga.

Mr. Thomas served in the U.S. Army in 1967. He worked as a computer technician at Brookhaven National Lab and was a member of the Masons.

Predeceased by his daughter Phyllis Minter, Ms. Thomas is survived by his wife; Alease (née Reid) Thomas; his daughters Brenda and Patricia Minter; his sons, Richard Minter, Samia Thomas Jr., Dwayne Thomas and Christopher Thomas; his brothers Jimmy Thomas, Richard Thomas, Robert Thomas and Matthew Thomas; his sisters Estella Bell, Rachael Thomas, Lisa Thomas and Bernadette Thomas; 16 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren. He was also predeceased by his sister Rosalie Thomas and brothers, Joseph Thomas, Earl Thomas and Luke Thomas.

The family will receive visitors Monday, July 18 from 10 to 11 a.m. at Tuthill-Mangano Funeral Home in Riverhead. A funeral service will take place at 11 a.m. at the funeral home, officiated by the Revs. Charles Coverdale and Cynthia Liggon. Interment will follow at Calverton National Cemetery.