Robert "Bob" A. Thomas

November 18, 1931November 20, 2020

Robert A. (Bob) Thomas passed away Nov 20, 2020. He is preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, Mickey, who passed away in June.

Bob and Mickey grew up in Denver and raised their family in Lakewood, CO. Bob received his undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Denver. He went on to receive a master's degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Connecticut, and a PhD in Civil Engineering from the University of Colorado.

Dr. Bob had a distinguished, 30-year career, with Martin Marietta (now Lockheed Martin), working on and managing many notable projects. He retired as an aerospace engineering director.

Bob volunteered time mentoring students at McClain Community High School in Lakewood, CO and was a Stephen's Minister within the Catholic Church. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus, and the Rocky Mountain Toastmasters.

He is remembered as a brilliant engineer, respected leader and an outstanding example of what a husband, father, friend and professional should be. Bob and Mickey enjoyed traveling- trips to Ireland, New Zealand, Alaska, and Hawaii were among their favorites. When not travelling, they enjoyed time with their family and many friends.

They are survived by their sons: Mike and Patrick, daughters: Kathy Meacham, Jeannie McDonnell, and Becky Delmonico, their spouses, 14 grandchildren, and 6 great-grandchildren.

A Rosary and Mass for Bob will be held at St Jude Catholic Church on Wednesday, Dec 2nd starting at 10:00 AM.

Bob will join Mickey at Ft Logan National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations would be appreciated to one of the many organizations performing Parkinson's research.


  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, December 2, 2020

  • Committal Service

    Wednesday, December 2, 2020


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Ron Makowski

December 2, 2020

Shirley and I have known Bob for many years. He, and his parents, lived about a city block away from Shirley. His sister, Pat, went to school with Shirley. We enjoyed getting together with Bob and Mickey , when they lived, about a block away from us on South Kendall Street and our friendship continued when they, as we, moved farther west to the parish of St. Jude. Of particular note is when we attended a Nat King Cole concert with them. All of the times we met with the were most enjoyable, even when we would see them at King Soopers and exchange a variety of stories and family experiences. Bob and Mickey were two of our cherished friends. Their memories with always remain in our hearts. We were fortunate to have known Bob, for many years, and were privileged to come to know Mickey. May God Bless the two of you and your family.

Patricia Miller

November 27, 2020

From a very early age I remember my Uncle Bob to be very kind and loving and watching over not only his own family but my family as well. He had such a personal touch almost like a guardian angel. I feel he is still watching over all of us from above. He will be greatly missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him.