Former Anaheim Mayor Bill Thom dies
November 24th, 2008, 5:21 pm · Post a Comment · posted by Martin Wisckol, Politics reporter
William J. Thom was mayor of Anaheim 1976-1978 and then served as chairman of the Democratic Party of Orange County in 1979 and 1980. He died last week at the age of 78, and a funeral service is scheduled for 10 a.m. tomorrow, according to current DPOC Chairman Frank Barbaro.
“He was very colorful, very funny,” said Barbaro, who also served a stint as DPOC chairman immediately before Thom held the post. “He was the consummate politician…. He was always extremely well dressed and well groomed.”
The funeral service is scheduled for St. Boniface Roman Catholic Church, 120 N. Janss St., Anaheim, according to former DPOC Chairman John Hanna. The phone number for the church is 714-956-3110.