Robert Curtis Thom
Robert Curtis Thom, 84, a resident of Fort Myers, FL from 1978-2007 and from 2019 to present, formerly of Indianapolis, IN, and Valdosta, GA, passed away Friday, December 25, 2020 in Fort Myers. He was born July 25, 1936 in Indianapolis, IN to Jay and Julia Thom, now deceased.
Robert was a Veteran of the United States Navy, where he served from 1955-1959 as an engine mechanic. He Graduated from Arsenal Technical High School in Indianapolis, IN, and became a certified architectural draftsman; working in Fort Myers, FL for W. R. Frizzell Architects; Richard A. Fabbro, AIA; Raymond Remodeling; and Alvah P. Breitweiser, AIA. Robert was an experienced and skilled sailor, having been taught by his grandfather when he was a youngster. Bob sailed throughout the Bahamas, in the Gulf of Mexico, and on Dykes Pond and Long Pond in Lake Park, GA.
Robert was known to many of his wife’s Lee County theatre students, and friends at Theatre Guild Valdosta for designing and/or constructing sets for theatrical productions and being totally supportive of theatre arts and the symphony. He was an avid reader – especially of his brother James A. Thom’s historical novels. Robert was known to all as a kind, gentle man with a beautiful soul and gentle presence. He will be deeply missed, but his suffering is over and he is sailing peacefully on the waters of his Heavenly home.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 28 years, Andrea (Getzlaff) Thom of Fort Myers; stepdaughter, Lorilyn Pastirik Gurley (Jeffrey) of Valdosta, GA; step grandsons, Dalton J. Gurley and Tyler J. Gurley of Athens, GA; brother, James Alexander Thom (Dark Rain) of Bloomington, IN; nephews, Alen Thom of Bloomington, IN, Craig Clemons of Spenser, IN, William Thom Clemons of Seattle, WA; as well as nieces, Pam Guttierez of Greenwood, IN and Cinda Farkas of Bloomington, IN;
Robert was preceded in death by his sister, Julia S. Clemons of Spenser, IN, and brother, John H. Thom of Bloomington, IN.
No formal services are planned at this time.
Memorial Contributions in memory of Robert Curtis Thom are suggested to Hope Hospice, 9470 Healthpark Cir., Fort Myers, FL 33908 or to American Forests, 1220 L Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20005 (https://give.americanforests.org/ways-to-give/2020-ye-match/?amount=50&source_code=2021_YEAds_GS&gclid=CjwKCAiA57D_BRAZEiwAZcfCxVGZ9rJoGouImaSNYvo5dNzEQo0JtLN-iwjCDIyfdYkM5MADf8T0yRoCUWYQAvD_BwE)
Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.