Visitation and funeral services have been scheduled for Gary David Thomas, who worked as a campus supervisor at Gahanna Lincoln High School.

Thomas, 56, died Sunday, Sept, 2, of natural causes, said his wife, Allison Palmer.

Visitation will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9, at Schoedinger Funeral Home Northeast Chapel, 1051 E. Johnstown Road, Gahanna.

Visitation also will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 10, prior to funeral services that begin at 11 a.m. at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 444 E. Broad St., in Columbus next to Columbus Museum of Art.

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“The entire Gahanna Lincoln school community is deeply saddened to learn about the passing of Mr. Gary Thomas, one of our high school campus supervisors, who worked with students since 2001,” said Steve Barrett, superintendent of the Gahanna-Jefferson Public Schools. “In his visible role, Mr. Thomas had the opportunity to engage many of our students and was both beloved and respected.”

Barrett said Thomas was an excellent campus supervisor who cared deeply about the success and well-being of each and every student.

“We extend our sincere sympathies to his family during this difficult time,” Barrett said. “We understand this news is hard to accept. Because each of us mourns differently, our focus will be on supporting each other during the grieving process.”

He said teachers, school counselors and administrators are committed to helping students in any way they can.

School counselors and mental-health specialists are available at the high school throughout this week to support any student, teacher or staff member in need.

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Gahanna Lincoln campus supervisor Gary Thomas dies

The Gahanna Lincoln High School community is mourning the death of Gary Thomas, who worked as a high school campus supervisor for 17 years.

Gahanna-Jefferson Public Schools Superintendent Steve Barrett said he learned about Thomas’ death late afternoon Sunday, Sept. 2.

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“The entire Gahanna Lincoln school community is deeply saddened to learn about the passing of Mr. Gary Thomas, one of our high school campus supervisors, who worked with students since 2001,” Barrett said. “In his visible role, Mr. Thomas had the opportunity to engage many of our students and was both beloved and respected.”

Details about Thomas’ death aren’t yet available.

Barrett said Thomas was an excellent campus supervisor who cared deeply about the success and well-being of each and every student.

“We extend our sincere sympathies to his family during this difficult time,” Barrett said. “We understand this news is hard to accept. Because each of us mourns differently, our focus will be on supporting each other during the grieving process.”

He said teachers, school counselors and administrators are committed to helping students in any way they can.

School counselors and mental-health specialists will be available at the high school throughout this week to support any student, teacher or staff member in need.

Check ThisWeekNEWS.com for updates.

mkuhlman@thisweeknews.com

@ThisWeekMarla