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Thomas Thewes (December 9, 1931 – September 28, 2008) was Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors (Emeritus) and co-founder of the Compuware Corporation along with Peter Karmanos and Allen Cutting.
Thomas Thewes was a co-owner of three hockey teams: the Carolina Hurricanes (NHL), the Plymouth Whalers (OHL) and the Florida Everblades (ECHL). He won the Stanley Cup with Carolina in 2006. He was also a benefactor to several philanthropic interests.
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The Plymouth Whalers were a major junior ice hockey team in the Ontario Hockey League. They played out of Compuware Arena in Plymouth, Michigan, USA, a suburb of Detroit until 2015 when they were relocated to Flint, Michigan.
Thomas Thewes was a graduate of the University of Detroit.
He and his wife, Beverly, resided in metropolitan Detroit; they have six children.
He died on September 28, 2008, of leukemia.
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