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Robert Louis "Bob"
Salamanca, NY: 1939-2013 Surrounded by his loving wife and children, Bob peacefully passed away on Thursday, January 3, 2013 at the age of 73 due to cancer. Predeceased by his father (Elmer), mother (Mildred) and brothers Wesley (Thelma) and Roy (Louise) and a son Patrick Thompson. Originally from Palmyra, NY, he is survived by Mary (Davis), his wife. He is also survived by his 6 children, Gregory Galvin, Colleen (Troy Dupuis), Thomas Thompson (Maureen Lathan), David Thompson, Nicole Thompson (Andrea Tillinghast), and James Thompson (Christina Ostberg) and 2 stepdaughters Jennifer Amirante (Phil Habib) and Corrine Amirante (Josh Fannon). He is also survived by his 9 grandchildren Asher Thompson, Thomas Johnson, Cooper Thompson, Molly Thompson, Tyce Thompson, Wyatt Thompson, Lucy Thompson, Troy Habib and Nathan Habib.
Bob was a member of the United States Marine Corps and a graduate of Rochester Institute of Technology. He worked for several years as a Draftsman for Xerox Corporation and eventually opened his own Design and Drafting business. Bob served his community by working as the Director of Projects for the Seneca Nation Housing Authority, Tax Assessor for the Town of Salamanca and then at Allegany State Park and the US Census Bureau. His strong work ethic and love of the great outdoors and active life made an impression on all of those he met. For more information about Bob, visit http://www.orourke-orourke.com/
A celebration of Bob's life will be offered on Thursday, January 10 from 1-2 pm at the United Congregational Methodist Church, 134 Broad St. Salamanca. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy can be made to support New York State Parks: National Heritage Trust, Empire State Plaza, Agency Building 1, Albany NY 12238.
O'Rourke & O'Rourke Inc Funeral Home
25 River Street Salamanca, NY 14779
Published in Rochester Democrat And Chronicle on Jan. 8, 2013