He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Betty Ann (Law) Thalman, son, August M. (Toni) Thalman, III. of Elizabeth, daughters, Deborah A. (Merrill) Hartz of Newport News, VA, Alene P. (John Pastor) Smollen of Elizabeth Township, and Gail (Pastor Jeffrey) Kantz of Lake Wales, FL, 11 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his sister, Zelda Mae and brothers, Marion, William, Robert, Paul, and Oliver. There is no visitation. Memorial Service will be held Friday, January 3, 2020 at 11:00 am at the Olivet Presbyterian Church, West Elizabeth. Pastor Walter Pietschman will officiate. Private inurnment with Military Honors will be held at the Round Hill Cemetery in Elizabeth Township. Arrangements are by the Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 6028 Smithfield Street, Boston, Elizabeth Township. (412) 751-5000 Drew J. Gilbert, Director. Condolences may be made at Gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com
Originally published January 02, 2020.