Charles Albert Cornelius Thomas died November 26, 1968, while en route to St. Vincent's Hospital after he was stricken at his home with a heart attack. [He was the son of Albert Morris Thomas, one of the earliest graduates of Yale Law School.]
Born in Buffalo, November 22, 1887, he prepared for college at Lafayette High School. After graduating from college he remained in Hanover and in 1916 went to Bridgeport, Conn. He became associated with the Bridgeport Publishing Company and was active until the time of his death. He was a proofreader for The Bridgeport Telegram and contributed editorials for the three Post Publishing Company news-Papers, The Telegram, The Bridgeport Post and The Bridgeport Sunday Post.
His career was marked by his ability to make friends and to receive recognition for his services. In 1966 he was honored by Telegram composing room employees at a luncheon marking his 50th year with the Post Publishing Company. His memory was honored by the great number of floral tributes from the many groups in the Publishing company. He was the oldest Dartmouth graduate in Connecticut and was active many years in the Fairfield County Dartmouth Alumni Club. He served as Draft Board Commissioner in World War II.
Charlie Thomas was married to Mary Dover Needham on November 24, 1910, in Philadelphia, Pa. Survivors are his widow, who lives at 94 Cowles St., Bridgeport, his son, James A., a brother, four sisters, and four grandchildren. The funeral was held November 29 at St. John's Episcopal Church.