Herman Irving Thurston
(1918 - August 14, 1998)

Oneida Daily Dispatch 
Thursday, Aug. 20, 1998 
 
  Herman Irving Thurston 
 
  Herman Irving Thurston, 80, of Suffield, died Friday, Aug. 14,  1998, in a 
local nursing home, after a long illness. 
  Mr. Thurston was born in Stockgridge, N.Y. and lived in Suffield for more 
than 40 years. 
  He graduated from the Class of 1947 at Northeastern University  in Boston 
and worked for the Bigelow-Sanford Carpet Company before  retiring from M. 
Swift & Co. in 1981 as chief chemist. 
  Mr. Thurston was an avid photographer and naturalist. He  received many 
honors as a photographer. He had been a member of  the Pine Meadow and 
Springfield Camera clubs, submitting his work for shows worldwide. 
  Mr. Thurston was a deacon of the First Church of Christ, Congregational of 
Suffield for six years, and assistant superintendent of the church school 
for several years. 
  Mr. Thurston enjoyed his volunteer work for the Connecticut Department of 
Tourism, assisting with the Bradley International Airport Welcome Center. 
  Surviving are his wife, Mary Gilbert Thurston; four brothers, Merton and 
Harold Thurston of Munnsville, N.Y. Clinton Thurston of Canastota, N.Y. and 
Gene Thurston of Olean, N.Y. and several nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and 
grand-nephews. 

Date: Tuesday, October 05, 1999

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