Robert 'Bob' E. Thomas

1920 - 2013

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Robert E. "Bob" Thomas, 92, of rural Findlay passed away at 4:20 a.m. on Sunday, February 17, 2013 at Birchaven Village, Findlay. Bob was born on September 27, 1920, to the late Harry Eugene and Erma O. (Swindler) Thomas in Seneca County, Big Spring Twp., OH. Bob married Martha E. McKee on June 19, 1943, and she preceded him in death on January 18, 1998. Bob is survived by his son, Allen R. Thomas of rural Findlay; daughters: Mary Ann (Tim) Self of Findlay, Jean (Richard) Karsh of Findlay, and Alice Ebersole of Denver, CO; brother Jimmy E. (Sharon) Thomas of Findlay; two grandchildren: Kellie (Tracy) Miller and Greg (Edite) Ebersole; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and one nephew. Bob was also preceded in death by his brothers: Donald E. and Luther E. Thomas; and by a grandson, Rich Karsh. Bob was a farmer and a member of West Independence United Methodist Church. He was also an avid blood donor, having donated over eight gallons of blood. Bob loved to go out to eat. Visitation will be from 2:00-4:00 & 6:00-8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at COLDREN-CRATES FUNERAL HOME, Findlay. Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 21, 2013 at the funeral home. Pastor Steven A. Fisher will officiate and burial will follow in Bright Cemetery, Marion Twp., Hancock County. Memorials may be made to West Independence United Methodist Church and/or Bridge Home Health and Hospice. Online condolences may be made via

Service Information
  • Visitation Details:

    205 West Sandusky Street
    Findlay, Ohio 45840
    Wednesday, February 20th 2013 2:00 - 4:00 & 6:00 - 8:00 PM

  • Funeral Service:

    Thursday, February 21st 2013 - 11:00 AM

  • Service Location:

    205 West Sandusky Street
    Findlay, Ohio 45840

  • Final Resting Place:

    Bright Cemetery [Map]

    Marion Twp., Ohio

  • Contributions:

    West Independence United Methodist Church
    22876 S R 224
    Fostoria, Ohio 44830

    Bridge Home Health & Hospice
    15100 Birchaven Lane
    Findlay, Ohio 45840

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To : The Thomas Family
Date :Monday, February 18th 2013
From : Samantha
I am sorry to read of your loss During this time looking to God's word the Bible gives comfort and hope At John 640 it says For this is the will of my Father that everyone that beholds the Son and exercises faith in him should have everlasting life and I will resurrect him at the last day Through this scriptire we see that Jehovah God wants us to have life He is giving us life and also to our loved ones we have lost He will resurrect them or bring them back I hope this thought helps you cope

To : MrAllen Thomas and family
Date :Monday, February 18th 2013
From : Dave and Barb Krieger and family
Allen you and your family are in our prayersif you need anything let us know

To : Jean and Dick Karsh
Date :Monday, February 18th 2013
From : Jim Linda Ricker
So sorry to hear about the passing of your Dad What a special man he was I always remember him smiling whenever we would see him Our prayers will be with you Love Jim Linda

To : Bob Thomas Family
Date :Wednesday, February 20th 2013
From : Fred Karen Leonard
So sorry for your loss Bob was such a good friend and lately I enjoyed eating fish with him at the restaurant in Arcadia He loved talking about his family and also about farming He always had a smile and was always so nice to us Bob certainly will be missed Fred Leonard

To : Richard and Jean Karsh and family
Date :Wednesday, February 20th 2013
From : Paul and Janice Dunn
While your loved one is experiencing joy unspeakable our hearts go out to you and the pain you're feeling nowWe're praying the Lord will surround you with His peace beyond understanding and His comforting arms to strengthen you With Heartfelt Sympathy Love Paul Jan Dunn

To : The Robert Thomas Family
Date :Wednesday, February 20th 2013
From : Rick and Cindy Riggs and Family
Thinking of all of you during this difficult time May you find comfort in the memories of your father and may God Bless all of youThe Riggs

To : Thomas Family
Date :Friday, February 22nd 2013
From : Christina Clary
I am so sorry for your loss Bob will be missed here but remember he is home with our Father and not in anymore pain He will always be looking down on you and smiling Remember the good times and celebrate his life instead of mourning his death I pray that time heals the pain and LOVE heals the heart If there is anything I can do please don't hesitate to ask

To : to the entire Bob Thomas Family
Date :Monday, February 18th 2013
From : pamela marvin lim
I just wanted to tell you how sorry I am to hear of Bob's passing you all have my prayers and sympathy

To : Jimmie Thomas and Family
Date :Monday, February 18th 2013
From : George Eunice Dupey
Jim Sorry to hear about your brother Bob You and your family have our deepest sympathy We know Bob enjoyed life and liked to have funOur prayers are with you andBob's familyGeorge Eunice

To : The Thomas Family
Date :Monday, February 18th 2013
From : Nancy and Bill Recker
We would like to send our deepest sympathy to Jean Mary Ann and all the Thomas family Your dad was one of the a pillar in Biglick Twp Now those pillars are gone We will not be able to come to pay respects as we are still in Florida Will see you later