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Robert W. Thomas

September 14, 2018

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Robert W. Thomas

September 14, 2018


Robert W. Thomas, 84, of Wilkes-Barre, passed away on Friday, September 14, 2018 in Celtic Hospice at Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre.


He was born in Wilkes-Barre, a son of the late Leroy and Sophia Trudnak Thomas.  Bob was a graduate of Meyers High School.  He was an Army veteran serving during the Korean War.  He was formerly employed at the Atwater Throwing Company in Wilkes-Barre.


He was a member of Hanover Township American Legion Post# 609.  Bob was also an avid football fan, card player and fisherman.


He was preceded in death by his wife, Marie Thiemann Thomas in 2007.  He was also preceded in death by his daughter-in-law, Merilinda Thomas and son-in-law, Carl Deininger and by his brothers, Leroy and Leonard Thomas and by his sisters, Martha Zarenski, Betty Dunay and Peggy Puchalski.


Surviving are his children, Barbara Deininger, Wilkes-Barre, Robert S. Thomas, Mountain Top, Paul J. Thomas and his wife, Susan, Wilkes-Barre, Ellen Redenski and her husband, Robert, Wilkes-Barre and Lorraine Reimard, Dallas; grandchildren, Paul, Heather and Robert Deininger, Aubrey Pearson and her husband, Michael, Robert Thomas and his fiancé, Diana Bodzio, Danielle and Christopher Reimard; great grandchildren, Shane Pearson and Adelyn Thomas; sister, Midge Domanski, numerous nieces and nephews.


Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday at 9:30 am from the Nat & Gawlas Funeral Home, 89 Park Avenue, Wilkes-Barre, with a Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 10 am in St. Nicholas Church, 226 S. Washington Street, Wilkes-Barre.  Interment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Hanover Township.


Friends may call on Monday from 5 – 7 pm at the funeral home.


In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 712 S. Keyser Avenue, Taylor, PA  18517.


Online condolences may be sent by visiting Bob’s obituary at www.natandgawlas.com.