ALTON — Dana Winslow Thomas, 89, of Alton, died Dec. 30, 2017, at Wolfeboro Bay Center, surrounded by his loving family.
Born Sept. 13, 1928, in Newton, Massachusetts, son of Harold William Thomas and Marion (Bean) Thomas, he resided in Belmont, Massachusetts, and graduated from Belmont (Mass.) High School. He also resided in Newton, Massachusetts, and had resided in Alton since 1962.
Dana grew up coming to Lake Winnipesaukee, having summered here since the 1930s. He was a builder of wooden runabout boats, racing on the Big Lake in younger years.
An Army veteran, he served during the Korean War.
Dana was a retired automotive technician. He had worked at McGreevy’s and Cantin’s in Laconia, and at Banks in Concord.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years Nancy (Stewart) Thomas; and their five children, Elaine Thomas of Farmington, Joanne Thomas of Laconia, Brad Thomas of Westbrook, Maine, Annette Thomas of San Diego, and Mark Thomas of Alton. He is also survived by granddaughter Tanya Thomas of South Berwick, Maine; and cousins Gordon Mann of Meredith and Shirley Nelson of Cheshire, Connecticut.
A graveside service will be held in the spring at New Riverside Cemetery in Alton.
If desired, memorial donations may be made in his memory to the American Parkinson Foundation.
Cremation care by Peaslee Alton Funeral Home. To express condolences, please visit www.peasleefuneralhome.com.