Robert Paul Thomas, Sr., “Bob”, 83, of Avenue, MD, passed away on January 12, 2022 in Washington, DC. He was born on March 16, 1938 in River Springs, MD, and was the son of the late Mary Ethel Ellis Thomas and James Bruce Thomas, Sr. Bob was the loving husband of the late Sandra Lorretta Posey Thomas, whom he married on October 5, 1957 in Holy Angels Catholic Church, Avenue, MD, and who preceded him in death on November 27, 2016. He is survived by his children Kathy Beach (Jen) of Waldorf, MD and Robert Thomas, Jr. of AZ, four grandchildren Robert P. Thomas III, David W. Thomas, Brian J. Thomas, and Molly A. Thomas, his brother Andrew Dale Thomas of FL and his sister Margaret Ann Stauffer of Coltons Point, MD, as well as eight great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his siblings James Bruce Thomas, Jr. and Jean Elizabeth Abell.

Bob was a lifelong St. Mary’s County, MD resident. He worked as a senior district manager for Giant Food for 50 years, retiring in 2008.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, January 20, 2022, from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, Leonardtown, MD. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:30 AM in Holy Angels Catholic Church, Avenue, MD, with Father Stephen Wyble officiating. Interment will follow in Charles Memorial Gardens, Leonardtown, MD. Serving as pallbearers will be Bonnie Harbin, Jeremiah Griesemer III, Ryan Hammond, Nathan Hammond, Paul Hammond, and Elijah Thomas. Honorary pallbearers will be David Thomas, Rob Thomas, and Brian Thomas.

Memorials may be made to the Seventh District Vol. Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 7, Avenue, MD 20609.

Condolences may be made to the family at

Arrangements provided by the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home and Cremation Services, P.A., Leonardtown, MD.

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  1. POP, . Molly loves and will miss you as her grandfather.. Sad. She never got to really know you, or you here RIP

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