JOHN Thomas moved to Muswellbrook 47 years ago.
He enjoyed a satisfying career as an electrical engineer, before retiring in Newcastle with his wife Barbara (dec).
Mr Thomas, now a cheery resident at Calvary Retirement Community Muswellbrook, celebrated his 90th birthday with his loving family.
On Saturday, September 30, he was joined by his daughter Angela O’Brien and her husband Les.
His grandsons – Leighton O’Brien, married to Casey; and Bradley O’Brien, married to Erin; also attended the celebrations.
Also vising was Mr Thomas’ five great-grandsons.
Mrs O’Brien said it was a lovely celebration of the milestone.
“Calvary Muswellbrook were very accommodating,” she said.
“He was an electrical engineer at Muswellbrook Coal Company.”