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Thomas L. Calain

November 1, 2007
    Thomas Lee “Tom” Calain, 54, a resident of Leading Creek Road, passed away at 12:24 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2007, in the emergency department of the Davis Memorial Hospital. 

    He was born Jan. 2, 1953, at Queens, N.Y., a son of Stella Ann Calain, who resides on Faulkner Road and the late George Lewis Calain Jr. 

    On April 8, 1978, at First United Methodist Church of Elkins, he was married to the former Cynthia Ann “Cindy” Sheets, who survives. 

    Also surviving are one son, Christopher George Calain of Morgantown; one daughter, Sarah Ann Calain of Fairmont; and one brother, Dennis Calain of Faulkner Road. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

    Tom was a Sgt. 1st Class with the West Virginia National Guard. He served as the fire direction officer with the 201st in Operation Desert Storm. He was an instructor at the Region Training Institute at Camp Dawson and retired from the West Virginia National Guard after 24 years of service.  He was a licensed insurance agent and was registered with the New York Stock Exchange. Tom was a former member of Elkins Lodge No. 108 A.F. and A.M. He coached youth baseball and was a member of First United Methodist Church of Elkins.

    Friends may call from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Friday at Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins. On Saturday morning, Nov. 3, he will be moved to First United Methodist Church in Elkins where friends may call from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m., the funeral hour. The  Rev. Dr. Ellis E. Conley will officiate and interment will follow in Elkins Memorial Gardens. Full military honors will be provided at the graveside by members of Tygart Valley Post 3647, H.W. Daniels Post 29 American Legion and the West Virginia Honor Guard from Camp Dawson. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church, 315 Kerens Ave, Elkins, W.Va.  26241.  Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Thomas Lee “Tom” Calain. Condolences may be expressed to the family at

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