Norman Claude Thomas, 68, BGE construction supervisor

April 06, 2003

Norman Claude Thomas, who helped supervise construction of Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. power stations, died of a brain tumor Wednesday at his Santee, S.C., home. The former longtime Westminster resident was 68.

Mr. Thomas was born at home on Cleveland Street in South Baltimore. He later moved to Westport and graduated from Southern High School. He served with the Navy during the Korean War.

He began his career with BGE in 1957 and later earned his electrical engineer's license. During his career with the utility, he oversaw the building of power plants. He retired in 1991.

Last year, Mr. Thomas and his wife of 45 years, the former Audrey Mary McDaniel, moved to Santee.

He was an accomplished woodworker and fashioned wooden lawn ornaments for family and friends.

Services were held yesterday in Santee.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by four sons, Gary A. Thomas of Manchester, Norman C. Thomas of Calabash, N.C., Alec Thomas of Stoverstown, Pa., and Mark Thomas of Gardners, Pa.; a daughter, Audrey Sue Babb of Seven Valleys, Pa.; two sisters, Winnifred Kaline of Baltimore and Elizabeth Stonko of Brooklyn Park; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

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