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 > Little League Online > Media > Little League News Archive > 2011 > January-April > Little League International Mourns the Passing of Kathy Thomas, ClearChannel Williamsport/WRAK Radio News Director

Little League International Mourns the Passing of Kathy Thomas, ClearChannel Williamsport/WRAK Radio News Director

Little League International Mourns the Passing of Kathy Thomas, ClearChannel Williamsport/WRAK Radio News Director

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Kathleen (Kathy) M. Thomas, News Director for the Little League Baseball World Series flagship radio station WRAK in Williamsport, Pa., and wife of Little League Baseball World Series Public Address Announcer Rob Thomas, passed away on Jan. 9. She was 59.

A native of Williamsport, Mrs. Thomas had served as the News Director for Clear Channel Radio (WRAK) in Williamsport since 2004. She came to work at ClearChannel Williamsport in 1997, and often covered events at League Little International.

“All of us at Little League were saddened to hear of Kathy’s passing,” Lance Van Auken, Little League International’s Vice President of Communications, said. “She was a real professional in her work on the radio, but she also was a joy to be around. Our thoughts and prayers are with Rob and the Thomas family during this difficult time.”

Mrs. Thomas, a 1969 graduate of the former St. Joseph High School, later earned an Associate Degree from the Pennsylvania College of Technology in Williamsport. Among her professional activities, Mrs. Thomas served on the Board of Directors of the Pennsylvania Associated Press Broadcasters Association.

Mrs. Thomas is survived by her mother; her husband, Robert, with whom she celebrated 36 years of marriage; her children, Meghan K. Klingel of Annapolis, Md., Patrick R. Thomas of Jacksonville, Fla., and Erin N. Thomas of Jacksonville, Fla.; her brother, Joseph F. Reidy of Williamsport; her sisters, Mary Bernadette Reidy-Belle of Rochester, N.Y., Theresa Scheff of Boston, Mass.; a granddaughter, Emma C. Kingel; and numerous cousins.