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Age 48, of Murrysville, passed away peacefully Tuesday, September 11, 2018, at home, following a courageous, hard-fought battle with brain cancer. His beloved family was by his side. He was born February 24, 1970, in Greensburg, the son of Janifer (Farren) Powers and the late Tyrone Thompson. Sean was a loving husband, father, son, brother, uncle and friend. It was of the utmost importance for Sean to spend as much time as possible with his family. He was employed as an engineer by Thermo Fisher Scientific. Sean will be sadly missed by his loving wife of 24 years, Shelley A. (Smith) Thompson; children, Evan Thompson, Lauren Thompson and Garrett Thompson, all at  home; mother, Janifer, of Greensburg;  sister, Beth Thompson, also of Greensburg; and a number of nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends. Family and friends will be received from 2-8 p.m. Thursday at the VAIA FUNERAL HOME, INC., 463 Athena Drive, Delmont, (724) 468-1177. Additional visitation will be from 10-11 a.m. Friday followed by a memorial service for Sean to be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday in the funeral home with the Reverend Ron Raptosh of Faith United Methodist Church, Delmont, officiating. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Sean's memory to benefit brain tumor research may be made to Musella Foundation, 1100 Peninsula Blvd., Hewlett, NY 11557. Please write "Sean Thompson" on check memo line, or by phone (888) 295-4740. To send online expressions of sympathy, obtain grief support information or directions, please visit


Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Sept. 12, 2018
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