Robert W. Thomas, a retired Western Michigan University staff member, died Feb. 11 in Tarpon Springs, Fla. He was 85.
Thomas joined the WMU staff in 1966 and retired in 1986 after 20 years of service to the University. At the time of his retirement, he was manager of trade services in what is now Facilities Management-maintenance services.
Born in Bangor, Mich., Thomas had been a Kalamazoo resident since 1952 and in recent years spent the winter months in Florida.
A private memorial service is planned.