Robert Edwin Thome

robert thome

(Age 85)

Of Clifton, VA passed away on Wednesday, November 24, 2010, 7 days after his 85th birthday. He was born to Walter and Mary Thome and raised in Toledo, OH. Bob graduated from the Univ of Dayton and served in the US Army during the Korean War, before embarking on a 37-year career with IBM. He held several patents for his pioneering work with early computer circuitry. Bob was a true sportsman, adventurer and traveler having visited and lived in places all over the world. In addition to being an accomplished private pilot and owning several planes, his lifelong passions included sports cars and winemaking. He was also an avid golfer and cyclist and enjoyed skiing, sailing, and tennis.

Bob is survived by sisters� Jane Eaton and Mary Ann Roe, and brothers Richard, Walter, and William, as well as 25 nieces and nephews. Bob has requested in lieu of flowers and other gifts, donations be made to the RLS Foundation, 1610 14th St. NW Ste. 300, Rochester, MN 55901

Funeral Home:

Money & King Funeral Home

171 W. Maple Ave.

Vienna, VA

US 22180

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  1. We have been Bob’s neighbor for more than 22 years,and will miss having his smile and enthusiastic ways next door. We are sad to say goodbye, but we also realize his health had deteriorated to a point that he could no longer do many of the things he enjoyed. He is no longer in pain and in God’s loving care. All Our Best and Prayers, The Fritzke’s

  2. “Be still, and know that I am God.” ~Psalm 46:10 We’re so sorry to hear about Bob, our deepest condolences go out to the entire family. It seems like only yesterday, that I remember Dad talking with Bob on the phone about the “good old days” back at IBM. God Bless!

  3. I will always remember Uncle Bob as a fun loving adventurist. He would visit Toledo with stories and slides of his travels. My first plane rides were with him in the small planes, so flying commercial for the first time was no big deal. He will be missed.

  4. Our prayers and condolences to Bob’s family. Bob was a friend and colleague from IBM. I enjoyed our flights to the beach in the early years, and attending Nats baseball games together in the later days. He will be missed.

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