December 20, 1931 - November 19, 2021
Mr. Robert S. “Bob” Thom, age 89, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, November 19, 2021. He was born on December 20, 1931, in Muskegon to Herbert and Alvina (Hellman) Thom and resided in the area his entire life. On October 24, 1953, Bob married Joan Gerwin and were blessed to enjoy 68 years of marriage together. Upon retiring as an engineer for 25 years with Dresser Industries, Bob started his own business, Creative Engineering. Bob had a love for music. He was a wonderful violinist, composer, and even played in the West Shore Symphony in his younger years. He also enjoyed photography and bowling, and bowled a sanctioned 300 game in 1973. Bob was a very intelligent, kind and humble man who was truly devoted to his family. He will be dearly missed. He was a lifelong member of Trinity Lutheran Church. SURVIVORS include his wife, Joan; three children, Richard (Rhonda) Thom, Susan Johnston, and Pamela (Rick) Homan; six grandchildren, Tony (Jen) Thom, Troy (Leslie) Thom, Julie (Eric) Grinwis, Steven (Kailey) Johnston, Dustin Homan, and Corey (Karla) Homan; nine great grandchildren; two brothers, Carl (Mary Ann) Thom, Jack (Jean) Thom; and sister, Bonnie (Ronald) Micka; two sisters-in-law, Jay Ruel and Joyce Brady; along with many nieces and nephews. Bob was preceded in death by his son-in-law, Michael Johnston. MEMORIAL SERVICES will be held 11 AM Monday, November 29, 2021, at Trinity Lutheran Church with Pastor Paul Appold officiating. VISITATION with the family will be one hour prior to the service, from 10-11 AM. Memorial Contributions may be made in Bob’s name to Trinity Lutheran Church. Feel free to share a memory with the family at www.sytsemafh.com. Arrangements by The Walburn Chapel of Sytsema Funeral & Cremation Services, 1547 W. Sherman Blvd. Muskegon, MI 49441 (231) 759-8565.
Mr. Robert S. “Bob” Thom, age 89, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, November 19, 2021. He was born on December 20, 1931, in Muskegon to Herbert and Alvina (Hellman) Thom and resided in the area his entire life. On October... View Obituary & Service Information
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