C. Temple Thomason, a retired colonel in the Air Force Reserve and the former associate director of the Baltimore Veterans Administration Hospital, died of heart failure Tuesday at his home in Lutherville. He was 80.
Services for Mr. Thomason will be held at 1 p.m. Nov. 3 at Towson Unitarian Universalist Church, 1710 Dulaney Valley Road.
Born in Blue Springs, Mo., Mr. Thomason earned a degree in business administration in 1937 at the University of Maryland, where he was a member of Theta Chi fraternity. He married his college sweetheart, the former Catherine Dennis, in 1938.
After his graduation, Mr. Thomason was commissioned into the Air Force as a lieutenant.
Mr. Thomason joined the Air Force Reserve after World War II and served as commandant of the O'Hare Air Force Reserve in Chicago. He retired from the Reserve in 1964.
He was an associate director at several VA hospitals before coming to Baltimore in 1963 to work at the VA hospital on Loch Raven Boulevard. He remained there until his retirement in 1974.
Besides his wife, Mr. Thomason is survived by a daughter, Joan Temple Harrison of Ruxton; a son, James Thomason of Catonsville; a sister, Bertha Thomason of Towson; and one granddaughter.
The family suggests contributions to the Southwestern Community Mental Health Center, 10 Winters Lane, Catonsville 21228.