Angeline S. "Angie" Thompson
June 21, 1916 - May 17, 2012
Angeline S. "Angie" Thompson waited as long as she could to take her final journey. She would have been 96 on 21st June, which is also her anniversary and the sunniest day of the year. She died peacefully in her bed, last Thursday.
The oldest of 6 children, Angie was born in Cleveland, OH and schooled on the island of Samos and at Rutgers. She outlived all her family,including her husband Tony who died in 1997. They were married 56 very amusing and fulfilling years. She first met Tony in 1941 at the New Years eve ball at the Waldorf Astoria.
They were married 18 months later. After the war they moved to New Port News and operated the National Restaurant until the shipyards closed.
From there they left for Florida in 1946 with all their worldly possessions including
their newborn son. They stopped for lunch at a tiny café called Kozy Korner in a one-hotel, one putt-putt town called Myrtle Beach. Two hours later Tony bought the restaurant from Tom Haley and was introducing himself to the cooks while Angie was scrubbing the overhead apartment floors and nestling her newborn into an old dresser. For the next many years they worked side by side on 18-hr days and fell asleep to the sound of bumper cars and carnival music.
Over the years, they opened the Fun Fair Grill, Caruso's Spaghetti House, Diplomat
Café, Xavier Cugat Studio, Imperial Lobster House, Black Angus Steakhouse, and Dino's,
Myrtle Beach's 1st pancake house.
Angie treasured those memories and her many wonderful friends. She leaves behind
her son Dino and his wife Susan who are so grateful to her many friends who cared for
her and put a smile in her life. And also grateful for the devotion of Dr. Neal Trask and his caring staff whose TLC enabled Angie to live her near century vibrantly and her caretakers who filled her last years with love and dignity.
Visitation will be Monday, May 21, 2012 from 4-6pm at McMillan Small Funeral Home. The funeral will be 11am on Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at St. John's Greek Orthodox Church. Burial will be at Southern Palms Memorial Gardens.
Memorials may be made to St John's Greek Orthodox Church, 3301 33rd Ave. N, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577.
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