The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

February 3, 2013

Robert M. Thomas, 65, Bloomsburg


The Daily Item

— BLOOMSBURG — Robert M. Thomas, 65, of 1018 Clifton Drive, passed away at 5:15 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, at the Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, where he was a patient for one day. He was in failing health for the past three months.

He was born Dec. 28, 1947, in Bloomsburg, a son of Dorothy (Longenberger) Thomas, of Lightstreet, and the late Mark E. Thomas. His early life was spent in Lightstreet and he resided in Bloomsburg for the past 10 years and previously lived in Lewisburg for 20 years.

Bob was a 1965 graduate of Central Columbia High School and a graduate of Luzerne County Community College where he majored in respiratory therapy.

He was employed as a respiratory therapist at a number of area hospitals, including Bloomsburg Hospital, Shamokin Hospital, Evangelical Community Hospital, Lewisburg, and Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, for 20 years, and last by Select Medical Corp.

Bob was of the Christian faith and was an avid hunter and fisherman. He enjoyed the time he spent with his dog, Nestle.

Surviving in addition to his mother, is his wife, the former Deborah M. Horn with whom he celebrated his 34th wedding anniversary on Sept. 9, 2012; four children and their spouses, Christopher and Jane Thomas, of Colorado, Brian and Rhonda Thomas, of Wilkes-Barre, Kelly R. and Barry Baker, of Pittsburgh, and Bradley J. Thomas, at home; and four grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Dean W. Kriner, Inc., Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 325 Market St., Bloomsburg.

In lieu of flowers, friends may contribute to a charity of their choice in Bob’s memory.

Condolence messages and photgraphs may be posted at www.krinerfuneralhomes.com