Robert Thomas

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Photo Robert William (Bob) Thomas May 11, 1923 - March 30, 2010 Bob, a long time resident of Daly City, CA passed away after a short residence in Brentwood, CA. He endured failing health after a stroke in 2004. He was born in Mankato, MN to Margaret Mildred (Kelly) & William Joseph Thomas, Sr. A 1941 graduate of Loyola High School, Mankato, MN. From Dec 13, 1941 until Dec 24, 1945 he was a proud Marine. During this time he served in Guadalcanal with the 1st Marine Division. Upon Bob's return he was assigned as an officer candidate to attend Colgate University. After his military service he lived in So. Dakota to work on the railroad and attended Rapid City, SD School of Mines. He later received an Engineering degree from University of Nevada in Reno. Bob began a long career at Pacific Gas & Electric, San Francisco, CA, in 1951 where he worked on Hydro Re-Licensing in the Dept. of Rates & Valuations as a Sr. Engineer. He retired in 1988 after almost 37 years of service. He then established a company, Pacific Hydro Consulting Group in Alameda, CA from 1990- 1994. Bob is survived by a brother, John F (Linda) Thomas, Discovery Bay, CA, and 3 sisters, Sr. Patricia Marie Thomas, RGS, St. Paul, MN; Joanne Pitts, Brentwood, CA; Sharon (Charles) Smith, Omaha, NB and numerous nieces, nephews, as well as great nieces & nephews. Also by his beloved & devoted long time friend, Billie Tweed, Daly City, CA along with her son Larry (Linda) and grandchildren, Adam & Nicole Tweed. He was pre-deceased by his wife, Lois in 1978. Also pre-deceased by his parents; brothers, Bernard J Thomas, Crockett, CA and William J Thomas, Jr., San Antonio, TX and a sister, Shirley J Fredericksen, Sioux Falls, SD. Visitation will be held at Brentwood Funeral Home, Brentwood, CA on Tuesday, April 6, 2010, 5-7 PM followed by a rosary at 7:00 PM. A funeral Mass will be held at St Anne Catholic Church in Byron, CA on Wed, April 7, 2010 at 11:00 AM. Info can be obtained from Brentwood Funeral Home at 925 634-2171. If desired, donations may be sent to Our Lady of Mercy School, 7 Elmwood Drive, Daly City, CA 94015, (650) 756-3395.
Published in San Francisco Chronicle on Apr. 4, 2010
Robert William Thomas
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