Official Obituary of

Robert "Bob" Thomas

February 22, 1949 ~ March 22, 2024 (age 75) 75 Years Old

Robert Thomas Obituary

Robert A. “Bob” Thomas, 75, of Chicora passed away Friday, March 22 at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh.

Born February 22, 1949 in Butler, he was a son of the late Charles M. Thomas, Jr. and Elisa I. (DeMatteis) Thomas.

Bob was a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) for 40 years.

He served as Business Manager/Financial Secretary for IBEW Local #10 for ten years. Bob also served as an Assistant Business Manager and Treasurer of IBEW Local #5 until his retirement from there in 2009. He also served as President of the Butler and Venango Building Trades Council and as President of the Butler County United Labor Council for many years until his retirement.

Bob was very active with the community and served on many boards in the Butler community. The CDC of Butler County, United way of Butler County, The Red Cross of Butler County, to just name a few.

Bob was also a member of the YMCA.  He was part of the Steeler Tailgate Charity for 17 years, which benefited different youth organizations. He enjoyed golfing and walking his dogs, “Diesel” and “Franco”.

He was a member of All Saints Parish, St. Michael Roman Catholic Church in Butler.

Surviving is his daughter, Jennifer Thomas of Chicora.

Two sisters: Mary Ann (Larry) Townsend of Sarver and Jacqueline Apel of McCandless.

A sister-in-law, Marsha Thomas of Cranberry Township.

Nieces and nephews: Lisa (Rene’) Thomas, Christopher Thomas, Stephanie (Steve) Kuligowski, Melissa (Adam) Toncini, Michael Thomas, Jr. and Joseph (Jenita) Apel.

Great-nieces and nephews: Ella and Mason Kuligowski, Elisa and Asher Toncini, Brock, Mack and Cole Apel.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Chuck and Mike Thomas and a brother-in-law, Bruce Apel.

Friends will be received at the Geibel Funeral Home 201 East Cunningham Street, Butler, from 2-4 and 6-8 pm on Monday, April 1, 2024.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, April 2, 2024 at 10:00 am at St. Michael Roman Catholic Church, 432 Center Avenue in Butler.  Interment will follow at St. Michael Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made in his memory to Isaiah 117 or Caring Angels of Butler Memorial Hospital.

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April 1, 2024

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Geibel Funeral Home
201 East Cunningham Street
Butler, PA 16001

April 1, 2024

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Geibel Funeral Home
201 East Cunningham Street
Butler, PA 16001

Mass of Christian Burial
April 2, 2024

10:00 AM
St. Michael Roman Catholic Church


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