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.