Obituary of Anne M. Thomas
Anne Malloy Thomas was a native of New York and the oldest of six children born to Daniel Malloy, Sr. and Annie Kollock Malloy. After graduating from Girls High School in 1948, she received her Bachelors of Science in Education from City College of New York (CCNY) where she pledged Lamda Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. After spending time teaching in Queens, she landed a teaching assignment with the American Dependent Schools in Verdun, France. There she met and married Alton R Thomas, becoming a military wife and mother. She moved on a regular basis and became very active in the military community as part of the NCO Wives Club and Protestant Women of the Church (PWOC); and also immersed herself in the activities of her two daughters and became a Girl Scout Leader to a Band Parent of the Piscataway Superchiefs.
Anne continued her education and received Masters Degrees in both Curriculum & Teaching from Columbia University (Teacher’s College) and Gifted & Talented from Kean College in New Jersey. She also received Sixth Year Certification in Administration & Supervision from Richmond College (CUNY). Anne was also a member of Phi Delta Kappa and Kappa Delta Pi Educational Fraternities.
Touching the lives of so many students in grades K-6 in all boroughs of New York City, she retired with over 30 years of service as the Assistant Director, Gifted and Talented from the NYC Board of Education where she wrote and developed curriculum. Her passion for education and the welfare of children did not stop. Anne became a member and President of the Piscataway School Board; the New Jersey School Board and was also a member of the National School Board Association. Anne was very involved in the community and was a Stewardess at North Stelton A.M.E. Church in Piscataway where she was also the Editor of the Newsletter, sang in the Cathedral Choir and tutored children in reading and Latin.
She is survived by her husband of 59 years Alton Thomas; her daughters Robin Yolande Thomas Griffith (Ricardo), Columbia, SC and Treva Thomas-McElhaney (Bobby), Dallas, TX, her loving grandchildren Raymond, Houston, TX and Rachel, Columbia, SC. She is also survived by her siblings, Joyce Malloy, RN, Baldwin, NY, Dr Tyrone Malloy, Atlanta, GA, Rosalinde Malloy, Esq., Marlton, NJ and numerous nieces and nephews.