Robert M. Thomas, 88, of Hyannis, died at Cape Cod Hospital on January 4, 2020. He was the loving husband of Lynne (Dow) Thomas of Hyannis to whom he was married for 20 years.
Born in West Barnstable, Robert was the son of the late Joseph and Lembi (Nickula) Thomas. Robert was a Korean War veteran Sergeant serving from 1951 to 1955 with the US Marines.
He was a former member of the Barnstable Police Department, also worked as an environmental officer for the Town of Barnstable, as well as past president of the Deer Club in West Barnstable. He retired from COM Electric in 1991. Robert worked with his brother-in-law Richard Mayo and currently was employed at the Cummaquid Golf course under Dana Hancock for 10 years. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, clamming, golf, but just loved the outdoors. Bob would help his fellow neighbors and was the most honest and loving man, he will be missed by many.
He leaves behind three children, two stepsons, five siblings Paul Thomas, Helen Miragliotta, Donna Neves, Barbara Mayo and Frank Thomas, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Robert was predeceased by his first wife Martha Schultz, two brothers, Joseph Thomas, Jr. and Harry Thomas.
A graveside service with military honors will be on Tuesday January 14, 2020 at 11:30 AM in the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne, MA.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in his memory may be made to Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, KS 66675-8516.