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Thursday, November 19, 2009

Robert L. "Tink" Thompson, 83, of Ulysses, PA

Robert L. "Tink" Thompson, 83, of Ulysses, PA, died Wednesday, November 18, 2009 in the Lutheran Home, Kane, PA.

Born August 3, 1926, in Coudersport, PA, he was the son of Forrest and Myrtle R. Monroe Thompson.

A 1945 graduate of Lewisville Vocational School in Ulysses, he served honorably with the US Army in the Pacific Theatre during World War II.

On December 1, 1946, in Ulysses, he married the former Doris E. Hunt, who survives.

He was employed by the Lyle Tarbox potato farm for nine years and CNG for 32 years, retiring in 1988. He was a member of the Ulysses United Methodist Church, life member of the Tri-Town Volunteer Fire Company, charter member of the Tri-Town Volunteer Ambulance, and a charter member of Carl E. Hyde American Legion Post #963 in Ulysses.

He was honored as Ulysses Citizen of the Year in 1984.

Surviving besides his wife, Doris, are: three sons, Robert C. (Betsy) Thompson of Elkland, PA, Roy W. Thompson of Ulysses, and Dann H. Thompson and Roxan of Genesee, PA; a daughter, Elizabeth Ann (Tom) Simmons of Rochester, NY; 13 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; a brother, Howard (Marjorie) Thompson of Bradford, PA; a sister, Beatrice Lucille Carey of Ponte Vedra Beach, FL; and nieces and nephews.

Friends may call Sunday, November 22, 2009 from 2:00 -- 4:00 and 7:00 -- 9:00 PM at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA. Funeral Services will be held 11:00 AM, Monday in the Ulysses United Methodist Church. The Rev. Deborah L. Watkins, Pastor, and the Rev. Donald N. Miller will co-officiate. Burial will be in Ulysses Cemetery. Military Rites will be accorded by members of the Potter County Honor Guard.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Tri-Town Volunteer Fire Company, Ulysses or the United Methodist Church, Ulysses, PA 16948.


Vicki said...

So glad I had the opportunity to meet and get to know Tink. All ways a smile and a friendly hello.

I have all ways been so thankful for "Tink" getting my daughter to Giesinger as fast as possible when she was very young...multiple seizures and the weather did not permit for life flight...Tink got us there safe and sound and he drove that ambulance like it was on rails!

Rest in peace...

Anonymous said...

You will be missed Tink. We all need to take page from his book on volunteering. If you only knew everything he did as a volunteer that many didn't know about. I will miss you very much Tinker!!

John said...

Tink was very good person to have live next door. He will be miss very much. our prays go out to his family