Former Burbank resident, Phillip Dale Thomas, 61, died August 7, 1989 in the Fijians Islands. Born in Iowa, he was a resident of Glendale, California.
Thomas was a graduate of Burbank High School 1945 and a navy airman in World War II. He worked in the wholesale electrical industry, last with Maddox Sales for 30 years and was vice president of the corporation.
He is past president of the Southern California Electric Club and was honored as Man of the Year; past scoutmaster and served on the board of the Verdugo Hills Council, Boy Scouts of America; past president of the Nite Owl's Dance Club of Burbank and enjoyed Scottish Country dancing.
Thomas was a golfer, skier, hiker, scuba diver and tennis player. He supported the Burbank DeBell Men's Golf Club and the Sport Chalet Diving Club.
Mr. Thomas is survived by his wife, Sylvia; son Warren Netz; daughters, Judy Neeson, Patti Thomas, Susan O'Brian, Jo Ann Thompson and Sharon Evans; mother, Florence Thomas of Burbank; brother, Paul, seven grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at noon Friday at the Wee Kirk O'Heather, Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, California.
Published in the Burbank Leader, August 16, 1989