Robert E. Thomas

Born: Mon., Nov. 8, 1954
Died: Tue., May 15, 2012


11:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Fri., May 18, 2012
Location: N. William St. Location

Funeral Service

12:00 PM Fri., May 18, 2012
Location: Christ the King Lutheran

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 Robert E. Thomas


Nov. 8, 1954 – May 15, 2012


CONCORD, NH — Robert E Thomas, formerly of South Bend and Wilmot, NH, passed away peacefully Tuesday morning.  Born in Alma, MI, he was the son of Townsend and Margaret Thomas of Granger.  

Bob was an Eagle Scout and a 1972 graduate of Penn High School. He earned both a BS degree and an MBA from Indiana University. He worked for Datapoint in San Antonio, TX, and then returned to South Bend to work for Syscon International, Inc.  Bob's greatest joy was his extensive personal library, which he acquired and developed throughout his life. He loved to share his deep knowledge on an astonishing array of subjects, including art, history, politics, sociology, literature, philosophy and world affairs.  Bob was instrumental in establishing the South Bend chapter of the World Affairs Council, bringing notable speakers to the South Bend area.  

He is survived by his parents, Townsend and Margaret Thomas; sister, Kathryn Benedix of Granger; brothers, Steven Thomas of Dayton, OH, and Townsend Thomas Jr. of Wilmot, NH; and 7 nieces and nephews.


The funeral service will be at noon Friday at Christ the King Lutheran Church, South Bend, with visitation one hour before the service.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Boy Scouts of America, LaSalle Council, 1340 South Bend Ave., South Bend, IN 46617.


Charitable donations may be made in Robert's memory to the following organization:

Boy Scouts of America

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