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ROBERT P., 94, of Huntingdon Valley, died peacefully on Sept. 24, 2014, at Abington Memorial Hospital having lived an extra-ordinary life of adventure and service. As President of Thompson Mahogany Company, his travels took him frequently to both South America and Africa. His stories of his experiences the stuff of fiction, but were indeed fact.
His civic duties were legendary. He was an Emeritus Board member at the Abington Memorial Hospital, where he served with passion and commitment for well over 50 years. He was also an Emeritus member of his beloved fly fishing club, Bright Creek Park Association. Throughout most his life, he lived on the eighth hole of Huntingdon Valley Country Club, where he was also an active member.
After his graduation from Penn Charter, he attended Princeton University and graduated in 1942. While there he was a member of the Cottage Club and he regularly returned to his Reunions including most recent-ly his 70th where he walked among the "Old Guard".
Following college he served in World War II. He was inducted as a 2nd lieutenant, Field Artillery Reserve Officer. He served in the 13th Airborne Division in Europe, which was merged ultimately into the 82nd Airborne Division. He was honorably discharged as a Captain in early 1946 having survived over numerous paratrooper jumps.
Predeceased by his beloved wife, Mary Louise "Mimi, he is survived by 3 sons, Scott, Peter and Christopher and 6 grand-children, Aislinn, Darragh, Jake, Elizabeth, Peter and Julia.
A Memorial Service will be held Friday, Oct. 3, at 11:30 A.M., at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Fort Washington. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent in Robert's name to Abington Memorial Hospital, 1200 Old York Road, Abington PA 19001, would be appreciated.


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Published in Philadelphia Inquirer/Philadelphia Daily News on Sep. 30, 2014.
Memorial service
11:30 AM
St. Thomas Episcopal Church
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October 3, 2014
Prayers and thoughts with all the family ...Mark and Rose MR Marine ..may the lord always make mahogany bridges for us to travel to his great paradise
RIP Mr Thompson
rose drossart
October 1, 2014
Bob was always my favorite patient and it was a joy to get reacquainted with Chris this summer. You are all n our thoughts and prayers. With love, Carol Strange
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