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Richard Thompson


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Richard G. Thompson

May 28, 1926 - October 7, 2018

Dick Thompson passed away peacefully in San Mateo on October 7, 2018, surrounded by family. He was 92 years old. He is survived by his wife Barbara Thompson (Burke) and five of their six children: daughters Donna Antosiak, Paula Thompson, Camille Sullivan, Nannette Mahar and son Mike, along with their 13 grandchildren. His son Joe pre-deceased him.

He was raised in Gridley, CA, where he was student body president when he graduated in June of 1944 and then joined the Navy. He also served in the Army during the Korean War. After the end of WWII he entered UC Berkeley where he received his BS degree in Business Administration and MBA in Urban Land Economics. While at Cal, he met and married Barbara Burke, the girl of his dreams. They were married for 68 years.

After 25 years with Lucky Stores, he retired as Vice President of the Northern Division with responsibility for real estate. After six months of retirement, he found he missed the action and formed his own real estate company putting together shopping centers.

As a 20 year survivor of prostate cancer and founding member of the prostate support group at Mills Hospital, he had the opportunity to observe the experiences of hundreds of men. For the great majority of the men who discovered their cancer in its early stages, the outcome on their individual lifespans ranged from good to very good. If you are a man approaching middle age, he passes on this advice: "Make sure your doctor obtains your PSA count once each year and conveys the results to you."

A memorial mass will be held on Monday, October 22, at 11:30 am at St. Bartholomew Church at the corner of Alameda de las Pulgas & Crystal Springs Rd in San Mateo. A reception will immediately follow at Calif Golf Club 844 W Orange Ave, South San Francisco.

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Published in San Francisco Chronicle on Oct. 14, 2018
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