THOMPSON, Herbert "Herb" of Largo, passed away on Aug. 7, 2013. Herb earned his bachelor's and master's degrees in chemical engineering from New York University. Herb went on to own his own companies, Thompson Laboratories, Inc., and Thompson Consulting Services. In recent years, Herb was employed as an adjunct assistant professor in the Graduate College of Engineering at University of South Florida in Tampa. Herb worked diligently and obtained a United States patent for a medication he developed. Herb was very active in Rotary International, proudly serving as the president of three different clubs and once as Assistant District Governor during his 40 year membership. He was most enthusiastic about raising funds to eradicate polio. Herb served as president of the National Pharmaceutical Alliance and testified before both houses of Congress in 1978. He was a member of the American Chemical Society and the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. Herb chaired the School Advisory Council in Clearwater for six years. He was instrumental in implementing basic life skill courses into the curriculum. For many years, Herb was also president of his condominium association. Herb was predeceased by two sisters and a niece as well as Jean Abele Thompson, his loving wife of 43 years. Herb will be dearly missed by his devoted sister, Diana (Charlie) Adelizzi of Seaville, NJ; and his extended family. There are many lives Herb touched who will remember him for his kindness, caring and selfless dedication. Herb will be inurned next to his wife in Sylvan Abbey in Clearwater. At Herb's request, there will be no services.
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Published in the Tampa Bay Times on Aug. 12, 2013