Thompson, Kenneth P.
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Kenneth P. Thompson, 59, of Sovocool Hill Road, Groton, died unexpectedly on August 2, 2013 at the Cayuga Medical Center. Ken was born March 22, 1954 in DeRuyter, NY, one of 13 children born to the late Albert and Mary Palmer Thompson. He grew up in DeRuyter and graduated from DeRuyter Central School. After high school, he graduated from Delhi Tech with a Associate's Degree and later graduated from Cornell University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Enviromental Engineering. Ken was employed as the Assistant Solid Waste Manager of Tompkins County for over 23 years and most recently with the Town of Dryden as Energy Coordinator. He was a faithful member of the Bible Baptist Church in Cortland where he served as Financial Secretary. Ken was also an active Rotarian, belonging to the Groton Rotary Club, currently serving as Club President. He was an avid hunter, always anxious to go out for the hunt. In the past, he served as Board Chair of the Cortland Christian Academy. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather (Bobpa). Ken is survived by his wife of 34 years, Lynn M. Brangan Thompson at home; his children, Shawne (Loralyn) of Binghamton, NY, Justin (Blythe) of Lenexa, KS, Jeffrey (Rachel) of North Glenn, CO and Kayli Thompson at home; his grandchildren, Cullen, Wyatt, Arabella, Analiese and Sadie Thompson; his siblings, William, Wayne and Dale Thompson, Joyce Tytler, Janet Coye, Alberta Trass, Viola Conklin, Elizabeth Finn, Debbie Nadge and Yvonne Thompson, as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. In addition to his parents, he was pre-deceased by two brothers, Richard and Jeffrey. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, August 7, 11:00 a.m. at the Bible Baptist Church, Cortland. Interment will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery, DeRuyter. Friends may call on Tuesday from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the church. In lieu of flowers, the family asks for memorials to given to the Groton Rotary Club, 210 Elm St., Groton, NY 13073 or the Cortland Christian Academy, 15 West Rd., Cortland, NY 13045. Online condolences may be left at www.zirbelfuneralhome.com.
Zirbel Funeral Home
115 Williams Street Groton, NY 13073
Published in Ithaca Journal on Aug. 5, 2013