Carlton Lewis Thomas was born January 24, 1961, to Alfred and Ruth Thomas. On March 30, 2021, Carlton died peacefully with his wife and family by his side in his Beltzhoover home.
Carlton was predeceased in death by His Father, Alfred Thomas Jr., His oldest sister Patricia Thomas, His brother Alfred Thomas III and His Niece Ruthie McCray.
He completed His early education by earning a GED in the Maryland State Job Corp program. Carlton was a very hard-working man, and He was taught the ethics of working by His Mother and Father, and He followed their examples. Carlton spent His lifetime continuously trying to live up to the man His Father always wanted him to be. He did not believe in ‘Not working.’ At His Fathers’ death, Carlton promised him that He would make sure to take care of His Mother, and He did just that. He had many different jobs and was never dissatisfied with any job nor the work it took to get the job done. He was a general laborer in the shipyards, an operating room maintenance technician, a waiter at Woodson’s Sports Bar, and a Cook in a personal care home. He also worked as a Luxury car Salesman for Schultz in Wexford and a Salesman for Pentek Inc. in Coraopolis. He was so impressive that He was fortunate enough to work the last year and a half of His life at Pentek Inc. in Coraopolis again.
Carlton loved fishing. He fished specifically for His Mother’s annual fish fry. He was looking forward to traveling to Bermuda this year to fish with His Mother-in-law. Carlton loved to have fun; that included teasing and joking with people He met for the first time. He did not hesitate to nickname stubborn individuals “El Segundo,” and If he disagreed with you, He would say, “Let Jesse rob this train.” He loved to laugh, and He loved music. His favorite music was Jazz. His CD collection included musicians such as Grover Washington Jr., Roy Ayers, Joe Sample, and Najee. His favorite vocalists were Mary J. Blige and Whitney Houston.
Carlton met His wife Bianca at CCAC on the North Side in 1998, just after losing His Brother Speedy. Carlton and Bianca married 12 years later, on February 12, 2010. They had a private, quiet wedding, and everyone was surprised to know that he got married. Carlton was a Loving Husband. He cared for His wife deeply, he was very generous, he made sure she was warm, well-fed and he provided her everything he felt she needed. While Carlton did not have any natural children of His own, His influence on children in His life can be seen and felt in the lives of His family and friend’s offspring. All His nephews can testify to that.His nieces natural and adopted will still measure a potential mate to His standards. He leaves a legacy of unconditional love for His nieces and nephews.
He leaves to mourn His wife, Bianca, His Mother, Ruth Thomas, Siblings Barbara, Betty, Bertha, Jeanette, Rhonda, special Nephew Alfred McWilson, and His Niece, Tia Curry. Carlton also leaves to mourn Nieces, Nephews, cousins, relatives, and Friends. He will be deeply missed by his extended family Barbara Tucker, James Demus, Judy Johnson and Ike Simmons, Friends Danny Stevens, Rob Jackson, Ronny Williams, Denise Minter and his fishing partners Ty Pruitt, Dewayne Williams, His Cousin Sonny Peterson and work Associates Sheldon Lefkowitz and Adam Urquhart.
With masks still needing to be required for entry, Friends received TUESDAY 11 - 12:30 pm at TIMOTHY K. SLATER Funeral Services, Inc. (412-381-3337) 425 Brownsville Road, Mt. Oliver, 15210, where a Homegoing will be held at 12:30 pm.
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