Princeton’s Mayor Fred Thomas dies

Princeton's Mayor Fred Thomas died of prostate cancer around 4 a.m. this morning at his house in Princeton.

Princeton Mayor Fred Thomas.

Princeton Mayor Fred Thomas.

Princeton’s Mayor Fred Thomas died of prostate cancer around 4 a.m. this morning at Princeton Hospital at the age of 70.

Thomas was dedicated to the town even when he had to give up his duties when he became too sick, said Area H director Brad Hope.

“He was determined to get things done. He phoned me every night, until he got too sick, to ask what was happening in Princeton, and what needed to get done,” he said.

Deputy mayor Jason Earle said he would have liked to have seen some of Thomas’ ideas turned into a reality.

Earle was appointed deputy mayor in March when Thomas’ battle with cancer made him unable to work.