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Robert R. THOMAS

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THOMAS, Robert R. a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather, son and great friend, of Xenia passed away Monday, July 28, 2014 at Hospice of Dayton after a courageous battle with cancer at the age of 60. He was born June 20, 1954 in Xenia, the son of Harold and Eileen Thomas. He was preceded in death by his father, Harold Thomas, sister: Peg Howell, brother: Mike Thomas, and step-father: Jack Bastian. Bob is survived by his mother, Eileen Bastian of New Carlisle; his devoted wife, Carol (Daniel) Thomas, whom he married on May 30, 1987; his children: Rob Thomas, Eric (Pam) Thomas, Candace (Dylan) Crouse and Daniel Thomas; a beautiful granddaughter: Charlotte Rae Crouse; sisters: Patti Osterday and Pam (Robert) Tyndall; as well as numerous other relatives and friends. He graduated from Tecumseh High School and was employed with Avery Dennison for over 35 years. Bob enjoyed sports and was an avid fan of the Ohio State Buckeyes, the Cincinnati Reds and Bengals. His passions were grilling, fishing, bowling and working on cars. A celebration of his life will be held 7 PM Thursday, July 31, 2014 at the McColaugh Funeral Home, Inc. 826 N. Detroit Street, Xenia. Friends may call from 5 PM Thursday until the time of service at the funeral home. Bob will be interred with family at Glen Haven Memorial Park during a private ceremony. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice of Dayton. Online condolences may be made to the family at

Published in Dayton Daily News on July 29, 2014
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