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4906 Route 309
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Paul A. Thompson

1922 - 2014 Obituary Condolences
Paul A. Thompson Obituary
Thompson, Paul A.Paul A. Thompson, 91, formerly of Clearwater, Florida, died Monday, June 9, 2014 at Luther Crest Health Center, South Whitehall Township. He was predeceased by his wife of 40 years Elizabeth L. (Fair) Thompson and is survived by his wife of 10 years Ida B. (Thacker) Kearns-Thompson of Clearwater, FL. Born in Rochester, Beaver County, July 6, 1922, Paul was the son of the late Paul G. and L. Lenore (Arnold) Thompson. He faithfully and honorably served his country in the U.S. Army Air Corp during World War II with a rank of Staff Sergeant. Paul was an accomplished jazz musician, having earned his Master's Degree from the University of Michigan in Music. Over the years, Paul played with the Tommy Phillips Orchestra and the Clearwater Jazz Band. Additionally, he taught music in several Pennsylvania School Districts as well as Indiana University of PA. Survivors: In addition to his wife, Ida; children, Sandra L. Thompson of Phoenix, AZ, Donna L. Thompson of Emmaus, James A. Thompson and his wife, Karen of Schnecksville; sister, Audrey L. wife of Dr. Byrne Marston of Tampa, FL; two grandchildren, Sarah and Rebecca; Ida's family, Michael, Renee, Madison and Paige. Services: A memorial service will be held 2:00 p.m. Friday, June 13, 2014 in the Heintzelman Funeral Home, Inc., 4906 Route 309, Schnecksville. Visitation period from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Friday in the funeral home. Private interment will take place at Sylvania Hills Memorial Park, Rochester. Online expressions of sympathy may be recorded at www.heintzelmancares.com. Contributions: In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The American and/or The both in care of the funeral home, P.O. Box # 196, Schnecksville, PA 18078-0196.
Published in Morning Call on June 10, 2014
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