Rochester NY: April 23, 2016. Thomas is survived by his wife of 37 years, Cheryl Soanes; father, Robert Soanes; children, Matthew (Kate) Soanes, Richard Melvin, Keith Melvin & Amy McDermott; grandchildren,Kerri, Tyler, Kelsey, Jake, Erica & Lena; 3 great-grandchildren; siblings, Roberta (Steave) MacDonald, Patricia (Thomas) Seward & Wendy (Carlos) Contreras; many loving friends. He is predeceased by his mother, Virginia Bates Soanes.
He will be greatly missed by his family and friends, especially his lifelong “brother”, Dave Lum. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at the Lipson Cancer Center for their great care of Thomas.
Services held privately at White Haven Memorial Park.
Please forward donations in Thomas’ memory to an Animal Rescue, Visiting Nurse Service or a Local Food Cupboard.