Passing of Retired Brother Ray Thomas, Jr.
In 1967, when Ray was just 19, he began as an Apprentice Inside Wireman at California Electric Works (CALEWO). He would learn his craft at various shops: Schwarz, (then-Union) Bergelectric, Southern Contracting, Atlantic, Capitol, Goodwin, Foshay, Universal, and Becker.
After he became a Journeyman, Ray was successively dispatched to (among others): ‘70s -- Arrow, Bergelectric, S.D.G. & E., Owl Electric, Oilfield, Pretzer, Foshay, Hardelco, Universal, Bechtel Unit 1, Kett Electric, and Bechtel Units 2 & 3. ‘80s -- C & J Enterprises, L & B, American Tote, Bergelectric, Southland, Bechtel. 90s -- S Southern Contracting, Chula Vista, Synergy, Domar, and Neal Electric. Right after the Neal job wrapped on late 2001, Ray was dispatched to Saturn Electric, where he’d spend the next 5 years. In December 2006, he was dispatched, as a Foreman, to Baker Electric. Almost three years later, Ray decided to retire, in July 2009.
Our staff will remember him as an easy-going and kind member, just as his father before him, Ray R. Thomas, Sr. We miss them both.
Please read the loving tribute from his family: https://www.californiafuneralalternatives.com/obituary/Ray-ThomasJr