Robert L. "Bob" Thomas Sr. (1928 - 2017)

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Robert "Bob" L. Thomas Sr., age 88, Orchard Street, Anita, Pa., formerly of North 4th Street, DuBois, Pa., died Tuesday, April 18, 2017, at his home in Anita, Pa.
Born Aug. 20, 1928, in DuBois, Pa., he was the son of the late George and Irene (Reasinger) Thomas.
On Sept. 22, 1956, he married Bernice (Albanese) Thomas. She preceded him in death on Nov. 3, 2001.
He was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps and the United States Army during the Korean War.
Bob retired from the Deposit Bank as the head of maintenance after 13 years of service. Previous to that, he worked for 30 years at Hallstrom Construction.
He was a member of St. Catherine of Siena Roman Catholic Church. He was a life member of the J.E. DuBois Hose Co. #3, the Knights of Columbus Council #519; and Assembly 2661 4th Degree Knights of Columbus. He was a Pennsylvania State Constable where he served as vice president of the state constable organization. He was a captain of the former DuBois Auxiliary Police, a past president of the Gateway Fair Association and a past member of the DuBois Lions Club. He was also a member of the Loyal Order of Ruptured Ducks. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and golfing.
Bob is survived by two children, Robert L. Thomas Jr. and his wife, Susan of Anita, Pa., and Christina G. Mumma and her husband, William of DuBois, Pa.; four grandchildren: Shirley Dahrouge, Danielle Mozafari, Kirsta White and Billy Mumma; and two great-grandchildren, Tyler and Olivia Dahrouge. He is also survived by a very special lady, Martha McCullough.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Alice Chizmar and a brother, James Thomas.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, April 20, 2017, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the Baronick Funeral Home and Crematorium, Inc., DuBois.
A Scriptural Wake Service will be held on Thursday afternoon at 1:30 p.m. from the funeral home.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, April 21, 2017, at 10 a.m. from St. Catherine of Siena Roman Catholic Church with Msgr. Richard Siefer as celebrant.
Burial will be in St. Catherine's Cemetery where full military honors will be accorded by the members of the DuBois Area Honor Guard.
Memorials may be sent to St. Catherine of Siena Roman Catholic Church, 116 South State Street, DuBois, PA 15801 and/or the .
Online condolences may be sent to www.baronickfuneralhome.com.
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Published in The Courier Express from Apr. 19 to Apr. 20, 2017
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