The Rev. Frederick Shepherd Thomas Jr., SSC, Class of 1973, died on May 26, 2016 in Baltimore, Maryland, at the age of 67. He was Rector of Grace and St. Peter's Church there at the time of his death and had been since 1986. A Solemn Requiem Mass was offered for Thomas at Grace and St. Peter's Church in Baltimore, Maryland, on June 4. Thomas was born and raised in Erwin, North Carolina, and graduated in 1966 from Erwin High School. He received a bachelor's degree in 1970 from Sewanee: The University of the South in Tennessee, before receiving his M.Div. from General.
Thomas was the life partner of Charles F. Peace IV; son of the late Elizabeth Whitney (née Holt) and Frederick Shepherd Thomas. He is survived by many cousins. He was previously Curate at Grace and St. Peter’s 1977-1986, as well as Mount Calvary Church, Baltimore.