Florence Virginia Thomas

January 29, 1934 ‒ October 23, 2020

Delaware, Ohio

Florence Virginia “Flo” Thomas, 86 of Delaware, passed away peacefully Friday afternoon, October 23, 2020 at her residence, surrounded by her loving children.

Born January 29, 1934 in Hawi, Hawaii, the daughter of the late Manual & Mary (Pestrello) Costa. Flo graduated from high school in 1953, and would become a nurse’s aid.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and 9 brothers and sisters.

Left to cherish her memory are her loving children William Thomas, Karen (Edward) Herrera, Cynthia Balcita, Cheryl Cornelio; 9 grandchildren, 13 great- grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Flo’s greatest achievement in her life was her family, and raising her children to be who they are today, she enjoyed spending time with them. Flo was also an amazing cook, and enjoyed sewing and embroidery. She missed living in Hawaii, but will always remember the fond memories she had from living there.

Flo’s wishes were to be cremated, and to have her family take her back to Hawaii for private services at a later date

To share a fond memory or to leave a message of condolence please visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com

The Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center in Delaware is assisting the family with arrangements.

  • To the family so sorry for your loss. Flo was a great person I’ll never forget her beautiful smile and the talks we had about Hawaii gone but not forgotten . RIP flo your home withGod❤️

  • In “Flo’s” honor, we gift to this earth the planting of a group of ten trees in a National forest of greatest need. Each year, these trees will produce oxygen for 40 people. From our perspective, Flo’s legacy is in life-giving to our dear friend Karen and her family.

    “The life given us by nature is short, but the memory of life well spent is eternal.” (Cicero)

    Much love, living and laughter to come – Jerry, Rhonda, Ned, Beth, Rick, Marcy