HUBBARD, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – Shawn M. Thomas, 55 of Hubbard, Ohio, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, October 3, 2023.

Shawn was born on January 2, 1968, in Farrell, a son of John F. and Roberta (Vassen) Thomas.

A lifelong area resident, he was a 1986 graduate of Sharon High School.

He worked in various mills throughout the Valley. He was currently employed by Extreme Machine and Fab in Hermitage.

Shawn was a loving husband, son and brother who enjoyed his family and caring for his animals. He was also a fan of NASCAR and loved attending races.

He is survived by his wife, the former Carol McElhaney, whom he married on April 3, 1998; his parents and a brother, Eric J. Thomas, all of Sharon; a niece, Katelynn N. Thomas and several cousins.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Arrangements entrusted to J. Bradley McGonigle Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 1090 East State Street, Sharon. 

A television tribute will air Tuesday, October 10 at the following approximate times: 6:47 a.m. on WYTV, 9:43 a.m. on WKBN, 10:58 a.m. on FOX and 8:12 p.m. on MyYTV. Video will be posted here the day of airing.