Crystal M. Thomas

Crystal M. Thomas, age 69, of Johnstown, passed away on Sunday, January 13, 2013, at Nathan Littauer Hospital, Gloversville after a brief illness.

She was born in Gloversville on May 30, 1943, a daughter of the late William Fancher Sr. and Dorothy O’Brien Fancher.

She was employed as a custodian for the Johnstown School District until her retirement.

Crystal was predeceased by her lifelong loving companion, Gerald Homer Playford, who died in 1995.

Survivors include a son, David Thomas of Gloversville; two daughters, Brenda (Robert) Smith of Sprakers and Teresa (Dale) Bonfey of Mayfield; one brother, William Fancher Jr. of Johnstown; grandchildren, Robert Smith, Joshua Bonfey, Matthew (Cassandra) Smith, Jeremy (Jess) Smith, Patrick Thomas; great-grandchildren, Zachary, Johnathan, Tayler, Kaiden, Matthew Jr., Makenna, Skyler, Kyle and Alyssa; close niece, Debbie (Jim) Johnson; nieces, nephews, cousins.

She was also predeceased by a granddaughter, Heather Thomas.

There will be no calling hours.

A graveside service will be conducted in the spring at Broadalbin Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to the American Lung Association.

Arrangements are by the A.G. Cole Funeral Home, Johnstown.

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