P. C. Thomas "Aniyankunju" went home to be with Jesus Christ on December 25, 2023 at the age of 86. P. C. Thomas was born on January 15, 1937 in Mangadu Pathanamthitta, Kerala. He was the oldest son of seven children of Late P.T. Chacko and Late Aleyamma Chacko. His siblings are three brothers; Skariah Chacko, P.C. George, Rev. P.C. Chacko, and three sisters; late Aleyamma Thomas, Susan John, and Achamma Varghese. On January 31, 1961 he married Mariamma Thomas and had two children, Shaila and Jacob. He was member of St. Thomas Evangelical Church of India.
When he was 18 years old, he moved to Bombay and started his first job in the Indian Navy. A year after his work in the Navy, he joined the Bhabha Atomic Energy Research Center and retired in 1995 as Budget and Planning Officer for the Department of Atomic Energy, India. After his retirement, he continued working as consultant accountant at the MGM Medical College, Navi Mumbai and Jubilee Memorial Bible College, Chennai, as treasurer for another few years.
He, along with his wife, made multiple visits to the U.S to be with his children and grandchildren. While in U.S. he attended Believer's Bible Chapel in Carrollton, TX where his daughter's family attended church and Westlake Community Baptist Church in Daly City, CA. where his son's family attended. He was very diligent with reading the Bible and prayer time. He would take notes when he listened to sermons and would spend time in studying the Bible. He also read the entire Bible multiple times a year. He and Mariama often spent time together memorizing scripture. During one of his visits to the U.S., he took interest in studying the scripture regarding baptism, and he along with his wife decided to obey the Lord in taking believer's baptism while he was in Kerala, India.
Mariamma was diagnosed with cancer around 2008 and for the next ten years a lot of time was spent for various treatments and multiple visits to the hospital. P.C. Thomas was by his wife's side and took care of her during this time. In 2019, after Mariamma went to be with the Lord, P.C. Thomas moved to the U.S. to be with his children. The move to America was unexpected and emotionally difficult for him after losing his wife, but we, the Thomas family, are so thankful to God for giving us the opportunity to care for him and to spend the last few years with our Papa/Appacha on this earth. We look forward to seeing him in heaven with our Lord Jesus and our other beloved ones who share this great hope.
The Thomas family would like to thank you all for your prayers and support during this time.