4 HOUSTON VOICE/ MARCH 29, 1996
In Loving Memory
Richard Thoen, 44, formerly of Houston, died at his home in Amherst, MA February 5, 1996. While in
Houston, Thoen was a program manager for First Interstate Bank. He was also a licensed massage
^^^^^^HJ therapist and opened his own business, "White Light Enterprises."
•r tve^i,*flk Thoen was also a member of the National Leather Association as well as the Garden Party. He was
',;£& active in raising money for AIDS patients and volunteered massages for patients suffering from the
Thoen was born in Kenmore, MA, graduated from St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute in 1969 and was a 1973 cum laude
graduate of the University of Notre Dame where he earned a bachelor of science degree in theology. In 1973 he moved
to Boston, MA where he taught religion and mathematics in the Archdiocese of Boston at St. Mary's in Brooklyn and
Cathedral High School where he was coordinator of religious education.
In addition to being a programmer for five years in the ATM division of the First National Bank of Boston, Thoen owned
Centurion, a men's clothing specialty store for three years. In 1983 he moved to Little Rock, AR to work as a programmer
and in 1988, to Houston to be a program manager for First Interstate Bank.
Survivors include his mother, Maureen Thoen Golden of Amherst; six sisters, Maureen P. Fox of Joliet, IL, Sister Roberta
of Lockport, MA, Mary Laura Bower of Akron, MA, Colleen Thur of Kenmore, MA and Kathleen Gallager and Barbara
Hanel; and a brother, Jack Golden of Niagara Falls. In addition he is survived by his good friends in Houston, Margaret
Dorr, Erika Lichter, Richard Wiederholt and Keville Ware.
There will be a Celebration of Richard's Life on April 3. For those interested in attending, please cal! 523-2489 for time
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