C. Maston Thomas
April 30, 1919 - January 26, 2013
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Englewood, & Punta Gorda FL Area
C. Maston Thomas 93, of Port Charlotte, passed away Saturday, January 26, 2013. Maston was born In Bamburg, SC, 4/30/1919, and moved to Florida in 1925. He graduated from St. Petersburg Jr. College in 1938 and Georgetown (KY) College in 1940 where he was a member of KA fraternity. He received his Masters in Industrial Management from MIT in 1951 on a Sloan fellowship program. Maston joined the Navy in 1940 where he rose to Lt. Commander and served in North Africa, taking part in three Mediterranean invasions (Sicily, Naples, Sardinia) during WWII. During his active service he married Jacqueline Carico (a WAVE Ensign) in 1943. In 1944 he returned to the US where he taught and was head of the seamanship program at Notre Dame University. Following his war service, Maston joined AT&T where he spent 38 years as an executive. He was comptroller of Bellcomm, which provided NASA with technical support to put the first man on the moon. He was treasurer of several AT&T subsidiaries throughout the the United States, Canada and Cuba.
Maston retired in 1978 and returned to Florida from the New York area and settled in Port Charlotte, Florida, where he enjoyed golf and other sports. He was a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America, The Charlotte Harbor Yacht Club and the American Legion while living in Port Charlotte. Survivors include daughter, Jacqueline (Lynn)Thomas- Pitz and son-in-law Dr. Richard Pitz of Punta Gorda Isles; son, Charles Maston Thomas Jr.,and daughter-in-law Jeannine Thomas of Miami; and son Maj. (Ret.) Jules Thomas and daughter-in-law Susan Thomas of Columbus, Miss. and their two children, Kelly and Robby Thomas, as well as sisters Katie Hornack and Elise Ewart Maston’s wife of 50 years, Jacqueline “Jac” preceded him in death in 2002.
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