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Shawn C. "Sam Greene" Thomas

September 9, 1973 ~ April 2, 2022 (age 48)


Shawn C. "Sam Greene" Thomas of the Onondaga Nation, was called home to the Creator on Saturday, April 2, 2022.
A member of Onondaga Wolf Clan, he was born in Syracuse, NY, on September 9, 1973, the son of  Cheryl [Thomas] Greene, Arthur Greene and the late Patrick "Bucky" Sawennakarate Leaf.

Shawn graduated from Niagara Wheatfield High School.

He was a  roofer with Grove Roofing before moving to Syracuse and worked with Elmer Davis  and Local Union 195 for the past 20 years.

Shawn enjoyed spending time with his family and playing horseshoes and corn hole.

His laughter and smile filled the room and hearts of all who knew him.

In addition to his parents he is survived by his children Ronald (Nicole Timm) and Ruby (Austin Ellis) Thomas, two grandchildren Rihanna and Luka and was the brother of Becky (Bob Couturiaux), Gahadineh (Mike Gray), Dahadohneh "Bella" Greene, Gaenhyenhawi (Joe) Solotes, Josh (Josephine Chubb) Leaf, Pat (Sheryl) Jacobs, Anthony (Tara) David, Owen (Chelsey Saucier) and Natalie Leaf, also many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

His family will be present on Wednesday from 4-7 PM  at the RHONEY FUNERAL HOME, 5893 Hoover Road, SANBORN, NY.

Longhouse services will be held on Thursday at 11:00 AM in the Longhouse on Mt. Hope Road, on the Tuscarora Nation.

Interment in Mt. Hope Cemetery.

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April 6, 2022

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Rhoney Funeral Home, Inc.
5893 Hoover Road
Sanborn, NY 14132-9215

Funeral Service
April 7, 2022

11:00 AM
The Long House
1948 Mt. Hope Road
Sanborn, NY 14132

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