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David Thompson (1923 - 2013)

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David Schermerhorn Thompson, MD

April 16, 1923

April 17, 2013

David is survived by the love of his life, his wife of 31 years, Barbara. His sons, Dan (Leslie)Thompson and family, Tom (Dianne) Thompson and family, his daughter Jean (Chris) Huckins and family and step-sons Jim (Karen) Rider and family and Tom (Karen) Rider and family.

David did his undergraduate work at Northwestern. He attended Medical School and did his residency at the University of Michigan. He was a member of Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society, Washoe County Medical Society, Nevada State Medical Society, American Medical Association, Fellow American College of Physicians, American College of Cardiology and a Fellow of Hematology Society. He was a member of Sierra Club since 1958 serving as President of the Toiyabe Chapter.

David was granted his Nevada State Medical license June, 1954. He practiced internal medicine in Reno until his retirement July 31, 2006.

David loved taking care of his patients and was always available to them. He loved nature, mountain climbing, hiking, skiing, sailing, learning languages, reciting poetry and singing songs.

On his 90th birthday, his closest friends and family came, talked with him, told stories, shared wine, love and laughter. He thoroughly enjoyed the day. He passed peacefully from our world leaving a legacy of love, mentoring and joy for those who shared his life.

Barbara and the family invite you to post your memories of David.

Published in Reno Gazette-Journal on Apr. 21, 2013
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