Roger Thomas

December 7, 1934 - December 19, 2017

Roger Thomas, 83, formerly of Gilroy, passed away on December 19, 2017 in San Francisco after a short battle with cancer.
Roger, managed the Regal Gas Station, located on the corner of Monterey and Lewis Streets in downtown Gilroy in the early 1960’s. He has been the Skipper of the Salty Lady Sportsfishing boat in Sausalito for many decades until his death. He was an avid outdoorsman and loved both fishing and hunting. He was the President of the Golden Gate Fisherman’s Association and the Chair of the Board of Directors of the Golden Gate Salmon Association. He has dedicated much of his life to fisheries and ocean conservation by serving on committees and lobbying politicians. He was a member of the Bay Delta Advisory Board and the Marine Advisory Committee to the Secretary of Commerce.
Roger was preceeded in death by his wife, Vicky.
He will be dearly missed by many close friends and his fishing and hunting buddies in Gilroy and the South County area.
Services will be held on Friday, January 26, 2018 at 12 noon at the Marin Art & Garden Center, 30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Ross, CA 94957.

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