Robert "Bob" Ralph Thomas, 91, formerly of Duquesne, passed away at Kane Regional Center in McKeesport. He was the son of the late Ronald and Edith (Lucas) Thomas of Duquesne. Bob is survived by his brothers Kenneth of Leechburg and Glenn of Canandaigua, NY; cousin James (Ruby) Thomas of Virginia. Known as Uncle Bob to his nieces and nephews: Mary (Ron) Urbaniak, Ronald G. (Debbie) Thomas, Arthur (Amanda) Thomas, Matthew (Laura) Thomas, Mary Edith (Eron) Lyons; great nieces and nephews Eric and Leah Urbaniak, Christine, Ronald H. and Mitchell (Breanna) Thomas, Amber Thomas, Michael and Brennan Thomas, Lucas and Liam Lyons; great great niece Madilyn Thomas. Bob was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Ronald A. Thomas, Sister-in-Law Madge Thomas and Emma Thomas and lifelong companion Phyllis Rothermal. Bob was a retired Weigh Master for US Steel Bar Mill in Duquesne, and past President of the Fraternal Order of Eagles in Duquesne. Bob was a gourmet cook, who enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles and walking daily. A frequent traveler, Bob has traveled all over the world and the United States. He enjoyed hiking in many of those places includng the Rocky Mountains and the Alps of Europe. A funeral service will be held Wed. at 11:00 am at Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home, Duquesne. Interment following Southside Cemetery.
Originally published September 20, 2021.