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Monday, September 21, 2020 6 pm to 9 pm
Thomas Ouseph Kallikkadan passed away on September 16, 2020 at the age of 75 in Summit, NJ. Thomas was born in Irinjalukuda, Kerala, India on April 18, 1945. He studied chemistry at the Christ College of Irinjalakuda, University of Kerala in Trivandrum, India. Thomas, along with his brothers, served at the Mother Theresa Sisters of Charity in Kolkata, India. He migrated with his wife, Thresiamma Thomas, to New Jersey, USA in the 1976. He served the Army National Guard for six years. He worked at Engelhard Corporation, Lucent Technologies, and Dr. Pepper Snapple Group. He is a devout Catholic and joyously served at St. James the Apostle Catholic Church, Springfield, NJ. He is a hard worker and loves his family and friends. He enjoys cooking, especially grilling on his outdoor barbecue grill in his backyard. He enjoys gardening, mowing the lawn, and being outside. He enjoys watching “Wheel of Fortune” and did not want to be disturbed during this dedicated half hour. He also enjoys checking Irinjalakuda.com website on a regular basis to hear about his hometown and birthplace. He enjoys speaking daily to his family and makes daily phone calls to his brother, Jose and older daughter, Julie. He is survived by Thresiamma Thomas, his wife, and his two daughters, Grace and Julie Thomas, son-in-law, Vijay Maiya, and his two grand-daughters, Sarina and Sameera Maiya. Thomas follows in the footsteps of his late brother, Lonappan Kallikkadan. He is remembered by his brothers, Jose, Henry, David, Winson and his sisters, Sicily, Omna, Alice, Helen, and Beena and their extended families. He is survived by his brother-in-law Mathew Kuruppanattu and his family and sister-in-law Mary Pulickal and her family. May Thomas rest in peace.
Thomas’ Wake is on Monday, September 21st, 2020 from 6 to 9pm at Bradley Smith & Smith Funeral Home, 415 Morris Avenue, Springfield NJ. Funeral Mass will be on Tuesday, September 22nd at 10:30 am at St. James the Apostle Church, 45 S Springfield Avenue, Springfield, NJ. Burial will be in Hollywood Cemetery at 1621 Stuyvesant Avenue, Union, NJ.