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Sylvia L. Brenner Thompson

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Sylvia L. Brenner Thompson, 80, of 29 Larch Rd., Sayre, Pa., passed away at home on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013.

Sylvia was born July 26, 1933, on South Street in South Waverly, Pa., the daughter of the late Harold A. Thompson and Florence Shaffer Thompson. A life-long Valley resident, Sylvia graduated from South Waverly Junior High School and from Waverly High School in 1951. She worked with her late husband, Dr. Sam Brenner in his office in Sayre until his death in 1986. She was later employed by the Guthrie Clinic in Sayre, retiring in 1997. Sylvia married Stanley V. Thompson in 1997.

Sylvia directed several church youth choirs and gave singing lessons. She was a member of the Athens Wesleyan Church, the Robert Packer Hospital Auxiliary, Valley Chorus, Church Choir, Polyhymnia Music Club, and the Waverly Legion Auxiliary. Sylvia also sang with the original Pro-Musica Singers. She was a certified scuba diver, loved camping with her children and loved all family get-togethers.

Sylvia is survived by her children, Holly Goble Kline and husband Charles of Sayre, Valerie Goble Crocker and husband Robert of Sayre, Wendy Goble Dilts and husband David of Cary, N.C., Heidi Goble Ede and husband Gerald of Salisbury, Md., and Thompson B. Goble of Elmira, N.Y.; from her first husband, Lester Goble; stepdaughter, Jann Brenner Glass and husband Tim of Montgomery, Pa.; grandchildren, Kristy Kline of Colorado, Kevin Kline of Buffalo, Julie Walker and husband Dan of Sayre, Jenny Stone and husband Heath Stone of Watertown, N.Y., Tom Goble of Burlington, Pa., Casey Goble of Ulster, Douglas Ede of Spencer, N.Y., Kaleb Ede of Salisbury, Md., and Brandie Dilts of Cary, N.C.; great grandchildren, Mackenzie Goble, Ares Goble, Tommy J. Goble Jr., Joseph E. Timm; and many beloved nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

In addition to her parents, Sylvia was preceded in death by her husbands, Dr. Samuel Brenner in 1986 and Stanley V. Thompson in 2011; and sisters, Phyllis Munn, Esther Jones and Patricia VanFleet.

A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, at the Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home, 314 Desmond St., Sayre, with Pastor Dan Walker and Pastor David Larson co-officiating. The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the funeral home prior to the service. Interment will be private in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pa.

The family suggests memorial contributions may be directed to the Athens Wesleyan Church, 3903 Wilawana Rd., Sayre, PA 18840; or to Guthrie Hospice, 421 Tomahawk Rd., Towanda, PA 18848; in memory of Sylvia L. Brenner Thompson.

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Published in Daily Review on Oct. 28, 2013
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