ALLEGANY - Maynard K. Thompson, 80, of Colonial Village, formerly of Olean, passed away Sunday (April 13, 2014) in the intensive care unit of Olean General Hospital following a brief illness.
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Born on Aug. 22, 1933, in Mount Morris, he was a son of the late Leland and Ruth Jaggard Thompson. On Jan. 21, 1956, he married the former Alta M. Wixson, who predeceased him April 16, 1999. He later married Elaine Thalheimer Butler, who survives.
Maynard was a graduate of Nunda High School. He served with the U.S. Navy from April 1, 1953, to March 26, 1957. He retired from the U.S. Postal Service on Oct. 1, 1992, after 29 years of service. During his retirement he enjoyed working at Primo Limo. He volunteered for the Olean and Allegany public schools as a crossing guard, Meals on Wheels, Cattaraugus County Tourism and Olean General Hospital.
He was a member of the New Apostolic Church for 49 years. For 25 years, he served as a faithful priest and was responsible for the members in the Olean, Steamburg and Cattaraugus congregations.
In addition to his wife, Maynard is survived by seven children, Gail L. (Ron Mercer) Carucci of Sanford, N.C., Vickie (Joseph) Anastasia of Olean, Scot (Tracey) Thompson of Greer, S.C., Elaine (Jeffery) Morris of Macedon, Roger Thompson of Niagara Falls, Ontario, Holly (Jeffrey) Garland of Kennedy and Mark Thompson of Olean; a stepson, John (Judy) Butler of Cattaraugus; 15 grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; five step-great-grandchildren; five sisters, Phyllis Burt of Black Creek, Janice (Tom) Carpenter of Shinglehouse, Pa., Marilyn Schneider of Greece, Gloria (Joe) Gross of Cuba and Joni Thompson of Victor; a brother-in-law, Luigi D'Orazio of Grand Island; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his first wife, Alta, Maynard was predeceased by his brother, Leonard Thompson.
There will be a private visitation only. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday (April 22, 2014) at the First Baptist Church, 133 S. Union St., Olean. The Rev. Leonard R. Kolb, pastor of the New Apostolic Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Mount View Cemetery Veteran's Field of Honor, with full military honors accorded by the Allegany American Legion Charles Harbel Post No. 892 Ritual Team.
Flowers are gratefully declined. Memorials may be made to Cattaraugus County Meals on Wheels, 1 Leo Moss Drive, Suite 7610, Olean, NY 14760; or the Allegany Public Library, 90 W. Main St., Allegany, NY 14706. Online condolences may be made at www.LetroMcIntoshSpinkFuneralHome.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of Letro-McIntosh-Spink Funeral Home, 646 E. State St., Olean.
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Published in The Olean Times Herald on Apr. 18, 2014