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William J. Lomas

July 29, 2023


Bill “BJ” Lomas of Morrisville, PA died on Saturday, July 29, 2023.  He was 44 years old.  Bill was born in Abington, PA a son of Mary Lomas and the late George Lomas. 

In addition to his mother, he is survived by a brother, George “GT” Lomas and his wife Jenea, a niece Abi Lomas, and a nephew Thomas Lomas, as well as a large loving family, including his canine companion Roxy and felines Sammie and Sweet Pea. In addition to his father, BJ was preceded in death by his sister, Maryanne Lomas.  

Bill had a love and passion for music and working with his hands.  His love of creating music was displayed in his ability to play many instruments. He taught himself to play guitar and was able to pick up chords after just listening to them. He started his rock star life in high school, as the lead guitarist with the band Double Standard. He then moved on to Drive Without as lead guitarist. They were the opening act for The Starting Line.  His rockstar life concluded after a summer touring the country as The Starting Line’s roadie.  He began working with leather and shortly became a craftsman due to his studying, keen observation, and meticulous nature. He started the company Chubby Belts, where he created handmade custom leather pieces on order. As he got more into leathermaking, he started to study leather military items from the Civil War Era. He began to make replica items, using the same tools and techniques that were used over 150 years ago. He started EJ Thomas with his sister and her husband. He became known in the historic circles for his detailed Civil War Era leather goods. 

BJ had a thirst for knowledge and was always well versed on current events. Whenever he wanted to start a new project, he got every book, watched every video and learned everything he could about it. He also enjoyed collecting all sorts of memorabilia, from Civil War Era military goods to comic books and Super Mario Memorabilia.

Bill started working at Home Depot and threw himself into the job. He started in the gardening center eight years ago and was an Assistant Manager in the Princeton store at the time of his death. He trained in a few different stores and was appreciated wherever he went. He won employee of the month numerous times, amongst other awards.

Relatives and friends will be received by his family on Saturday, August 12, 2023 after 2:00 p.m. followed by his Memorial Service at 3:00 p.m. in Schneider Funeral Home, 431 N. York Road, Hatboro, PA.  His interment will be private.  In lieu of flowers donations in Bill’s memory for his sister may be made to the Sarcoma Foundation of America at


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August 12, 2023

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Schneider Funeral Home
431 North York Road
Hatboro, PA 19040

Memorial Service
August 12, 2023

3:00 PM
Schneider Funeral Home
431 North York Road
Hatboro, PA 19040


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