Daniel “DT” Thomas, 44

Daniel “DT” W. Thomas, 44, husband of Shellian (Morgan) Thomas, passed away on Wednesday, September 20, 2023, at University of Pennsylvania Hospital.

Born in Portland, Oregon, on April 9th 1979, he was the son of the late David Wayne Thomas and Nina Jean Keiser. He lived in Vancouver, Washington until the age of eight and was raised by his loving Grandmother, Judy Marie Buller. He briefly moved to Fresno in 1987 and then the family moved to Norfolk Virginia in 1989. Between 1991 – 1997, Daniel moved back to Fresno, where he would complete elementary school at Jane Addams and middle school at Wawona Middle School. He went to Fresno High School where he played varsity football as a wide receiver and ran track and field and cross country. He served in the United States Army the years 2000 – 2002. Daniel was stationed in Ft. Jackson, SC for basic training and Ft. Sam Houston, TX for his Pharmacy technician AIT. His final station was in Fort Lewis, WA, where he completed his tour of duty.

Daniel was highly educated. He graduated from Fresno State with a BA in Mass Communications and Journalism, Fresno State University in 2004 and then earned his MBA in 2013 from the Craig School of Business at Fresno State. He was passionate about his role as a Fresno Firefighter from 2005 –2011 and then as a realtor and day trader 2013 – 2023.

Surviving along with his wife Shelli, are his children Mckenzie Thomas, Morgan Thomas, and Nathaniel Thomas; and his sister Mindy Thomas. He is predeceased by his grandmother Judy Marie Buller.

A memorial service will be held on Monday, October 2, 2023, at 11:30AM at Catagnus Funeral Home (595 W. Main St., Trappe, PA 19426). A visitation will also be held on Monday, October 2, 2023, from 10:30-11:30AM at the funeral home. Burial will be held privately by the family at a later date.

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Wow! When you hear something like this, its sad. But when i received the news, i was in denial, in shock, and lost for words. This hit pretty hard. As a school friend, my heart got heavy. We were not part of eachothers everyday life. But i was sadden for his sister an his family. I know this is hard. I send so much love in this heartbreaking time.

~ Shantel Sims Fresno, CA
10/22/2023 2:39:12 PM

Sending prayers and condolences to the family. He was a kind spirit and pleasant to be around during our high school years.

~ Rachel
10/11/2023 1:04:31 AM

Sincerest condolences to all who mourn your loss, have sorrow and grief die to your passing. It was so fun to watch you play sports in high school. You were a kind and loyal friend. Although it has been 15 years or so since I last saw you, your spirit will never be forgotten. I pray peace for your family. Rest easy, Daniel!

~ Amber Ortiz Greenfield, MA
10/10/2023 8:55:43 PM

U were so ginuine and never judged me for being less fortunate in high school. U were a "cool" kid but u had love for the ppl on the outside. Much love bro.

~ Andre Love
10/7/2023 2:18:20 AM

My condolences to the family, I knew Daniel from our mutual friend. We was a very chill person, always cool to be around. Daniel will be deeply missed, my prayers go out to the entire family.

~ Monique White
10/4/2023 8:52:43 PM

Please accept our condolences for the loss of your husband and father.
- Heather McFarland and Lola McFarland Rhoads

~ Heather McFarland
10/2/2023 8:01:31 PM

I’m so sorry for your loss. I’m praying for your family.

~ Melody W.///UPENN RN
10/2/2023 7:04:40 AM

I love you cousin!

~ Cynthia Reed Portland, OR
10/1/2023 8:16:45 PM

Daniel was one of my best friends since high-school, he was a pleasure to be around and a bright, God loving individual who brought joy and laughter to everyone he encountered. My dear friend wil be missed forever and I know he will make heaven even brighter with his joyful smile...I love you always my dear brother and I'll always cherish the memories we have together...

~ Gerald Cook
10/1/2023 4:33:38 PM