Longtime RFH Teacher, Coach Thomas Bain Passes Away

Thomas Bain
Photo/Woolley-Biglioli Funeral Home

Longtime Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School (RFH) teacher and coach, Thomas J. Bain, passed away at his Ocean Township home on Friday, June 2. He was 89.

Born in Columbus, OH, Mr. Bain served in as a U.S. Army 2nd Lieutenant in the Korean War, according to his obituary information from Wooley-Boglioli Funeral Home.  He graduated from Ohio State University with a bachelor of science degree in mathematics. He received his master’s degree from Montclair State College.

Mr. Bain taught math and coached track and football for many years at RFH, retiring in 1985. Many former students considered him a favorite with an easy going manner and a bright smile.

He was also a member of the Lutheran Church of the Reformation, West Long Branch, where he sang in their choir for many years.

Mr. Bain was pre-deceased by his wife, Marilyn, in 2003.

Surviving are: his son and daughter-in-law, Thomas J. and Colleen Bain, of Hillsborough; his daughter and son-in-law, Nancy B. and Thomas Ehlert, of Wall; and five grandchildren, Colin, Heather, Bryan, Shannon and Sean.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 6 to 9 p.m. at Woolley-Boglioli Funeral Home, 10 Morrell Street, Long Branch. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. at the Lutheran Church of the Reformation, 992 Broadway, West Long Branch.

Burial will be at Glenwood Cemetery, West Long Branch.