Thomas Vouglas, a retired laboratory technician, died of stroke and pneumonia complications Friday at Spa Creek Nursing Center in Annapolis. The Annapolis resident was 83.
Born Thomas Vouglitois in Perth Amboy, N.J., he served in the Marine Corps during World War II and retired from NL Industries, a Sayreville, N.J., chemical business, in 1982.
He moved to Annapolis in 1986 to help care for a daughter, Mary Jo Kurlychek, who had leukemia. She died that year.
He enjoyed painting in watercolors and carved duck decoys for family members. He was a 48-year member of the Third Order of Our Lady of Mount Carmel and St. Teresa.
A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 11 a.m. tomorrow at St. Mary Roman Catholic Church, 109 Duke of Gloucester St., Annapolis, where he was a member.
Survivors include his wife of 61 years, the former Marion Demko; three sons, Thomas M. Vouglas of Lopatcong, N.J., James J. Vouglas of Forked River, N.J., and Kevin J. Vouglas of Annapolis; a daughter, Nancy V. Moores of Reisterstown; a sister, Margo Wojchiehowski of Woodbridge, N.J.; 14 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.