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Robert James "Rob" Thomas, Jr.

May 26, 1965 October 15, 2017
Robert James "Rob" Thomas, Jr.
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Obituary for Robert James "Rob" Thomas, Jr.
Robert James “Rob” Thomas, Jr., age 52, of Albany, Ohio, died Sunday, October 15, 2017, at his home. He was born May 26, 1965, in Wheeling, West Virginia, son of Jeannine M. Lombardi Thomas of Bellaire and the late Robert James Thomas, Sr. He was a 1983 graduate of St. John Central High School in Bellaire. In 1987 he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering, and in 1993 he earned a master’s degree in electrical engineering, both from Ohio University in Athens. Rob was employed as a program engineer for Avionics Engineering Center at Ohio University. He was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church in Athens, and he loved to fly drones, photography, and gardening.

In addition to his father, he is preceded in death by one sister, Suzette Thomas.

Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Mary Elizabeth Law Thomas, whom he married March 12, 1988; his children, Rachel Elizabeth Thomas, Christian Alan Thomas, Isabel Clare Thomas, and John Paul Thomas, all of the home; one sister, Gina M. (Anthony) Iosue of Bainbridge; one brother, Matthew A. Thomas of Nashville, Tennessee; his mother and father-in-law, Myron and Cynthia Law of Senecaville; and several nieces and nephews.

Friends may call Tuesday, October 17, 2017, from 4-8PM at McVay-Perkins Funeral Home, 416 East Street, Caldwell, where a vigil service will conclude visitation at 8PM. Funeral Liturgy with Mass will be observed Wednesday, October 18th at 11AM at St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Fulda with Rev. Fr. Tim Davison as celebrant. Burial will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Caldwell. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Pregnancy Resource Center, 43A South Court Street, Athens, Ohio, 45701, or to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital at, or to 510 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tennessee, 38105.
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4:00 PM 10/17/2017 4:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 10/17/2017 8:00:00 PM
McVay-Perkins Funeral Home

416 East Street
PO Box 263
Caldwell, OH 43724

McVay-Perkins Funeral Home
416 East Street Caldwell 43724 OH
United States





11:00 AM 10/18/2017 11:00:00 AM
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church

43700 Fulda Road
Caldwell, OH 43724

St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church
43700 Fulda Road Caldwell 43724 OH
United States

Cemetery Details


Mt. Olivet Cemetery Final Resting Place

101 Jefferson Drive
Caldwell, OH 43724

101 Jefferson Drive Caldwell 43724 OH
United States

Memorial Contribution

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

501 St. Jude Place
Memphis, TN 38105

Pregnancy Resource Center

43A South Court Street
Athens, OH 45701

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