July 12, 1947 - October 30, 2015
Robert W. Thomas, Jr., age 68, of Westerville, OH passed away Friday, October 30th. He was born in 1947 in Little Falls, NY to the late Robert W. Thomas, Sr. and Helen Olsen. He is survived by his wife, Gail Ceneskie, daughter Nicole Edwards, son Robert Thomas III, grandchildren Allison Edwards and Nicolai and Logan Wells, sisters, Elaine (Mike) Sutton of Texas, Kaianna Shoemaker and Cindy Whitcome, both of North Carolina. He was a former Pickerington police officer and was mayor of Pickerington from Jan. 1980 to Dec. 1983. He previously was an instructor for the American Red Cross in Lancaster, OH teaching CPR and first aid. As a retired Air Force veteran of the Vietnam War, he was a member of VFW, American Legion and the Blind Veterans Association. He enjoyed participating in the Blind and Disabled Veterans TEE tournament held annually in Iowa City, Iowa. He was a member of Blendon Township Senior Center and made many lasting friendships there. He enjoyed fishing, bowling, golfing and meeting with all the friends he made through the senior center and the BVA. At his request visitation and funeral service are not scheduled. Arrangements by the MORELAND FUNERAL HOME, Westerville, OH.