Arnold E. Thompson
Palm Beach National Chapel
10055 Heritage Farms Road
Lake Worth, FL
Arnold E. Thompson
Boynton Beach - AUGUST 5, 1941 – AUGUST 10, 2021
Arnold E. Thompson, a longtime resident of Boynton Beach, Florida, passed away on August 10, 2021. Arnold was born in West Carthage, New York, to Clarence and Hazel (Hayes) Thompson on August 5, 1941. Arnold was raised on the family dairy farm on the East Road in Lowville, New York. After graduating from Lowville Academy and Central School (NY) in 1958, Arnold enlisted in the United States Navy and was honorably discharged after four years. Thereafter, he moved to Lake Worth, Florida, where he worked for Western Union for the next several years. In 1968 he met Nina Lee Dazey and they married on December 28, that same year in Delray Beach, Florida. Arnold went to electrical apprenticeship school becoming a Journeyman Electrician upon graduation. In 1983, Arnold realized his dream of becoming an electrical contractor by establishing Arnold E. Thompson Electric, Inc., which he successfully owned and operated for 30 years. Upon his retirement in 2013, he closed the business down. Arnold has been involved in the community for many years. Arnold served on the city of Boynton Beach Planning and Zoning Board in the early 80's. Arnold began his involvement in youth soccer with the then Delray Beach Soccer League (Delray Rush) serving as a coach, certified referee and volunteer. He served as president of the organization from 1985 to 1989. Arnold then, with others, founded the Palm Beach Soccer League serving as its treasurer until his passing. In addition to his wife, Nina Lee Thompson, Arnold is survived by his sons, Brian E. Thompson and Jeffrey A. Thompson. Arnold is also survived by his sisters, June (John) Waite and Susan (John) Howard and brothers, Paul (Sandy) Thompson and Steven Thompson. Arnold is also survived by sisters-in-law, Pauline, Irene and Dava, and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents and his brothers William, Robert, Neil, John, and James and his sisters, Arlene (his twin sister), Patricia and Christine. Arnold packed a lot of living into his 80 years. He loved his family and was always ready to lend a helping hand to anyone in need and will be deeply missed by family and friends.
In lieu of flowers and should you wish to make a donation, you can give to the Salvation Army, or any charity of your choice, in Arnold's memory. Arnold will be laid to rest at the South Florida National Cemetery, 6501 S. State Road 7, Lake Worth, FL 33449 on a yet to be determined date.
Published by The Palm Beach Post from Aug. 17 to Aug. 26, 2021.
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Dad, you will be missed so much. You accomplished so much in life professionally and in the community. You´ve volunteered your time freely for multiple projects. You always brought a great attitude to whatever group you were working with. You also ran a successful business for over 30 years and I know you were very proud of being able to stay in business and succeed in doing so for that long. I know you enjoyed your work and you enjoyed the technical aspects of being an electrician. Amidst all of these accomplishments, you still found time to come home from work and be around your sons. No matter how tired you were, you would play soccer or play basketball with us at the end of your workday. I will never forget those days. You were the best husband to mom. You struck the right balance in your marriage to where you both were truly partners who shared duties and decision making authority. You were a man ahead of his time. I will always be proud of being your son. I love you. Brian Thompson
Brian Thompson
September 3, 2021
There will be a celebration of Arnold's life on Thursday, September 16th from 7:00pm to 9:00pm at Palm Beach National Chapel, 10055 Heritage Farms Road, Lake Worth. Arnold will be laid to rest on Friday, September 17th at 10:00am at South Florida National Cemetery, 6501 S. State Road 7 (US 441), Lake Worth.
Nina Thompson
September 3, 2021
I am a friend of Susan Howard´s and wanted to express my sympathy for your loss and let you know I have made a donation in Arnold´s memory to the Salvation Army. So the good work he did in life can go on.
Nancy Gilbert
August 30, 2021
Arnold, a little sister could never ask for more than having a big brother like you. You were always caring and sharing. As adults we represented the family on our road trips, going out to Wyoming and up to New York. The trips were to see siblings in the hospital or attend their memorials. But we had extra time together, and we had great talks until the wee hours. John and I have been so blessed by your branch of the family tree. Our countless Thai lunches and dinners and Euchre tournaments with you and Nina are forever in our happy memories. As is all our breakfasts together. Food must be one of our family´s love languages, and we enjoyed many a holiday dinner hosted by the Boynton Thompsons. Thank you for being the great brother we all needed. We´ll love you always! Sue (& John, too)
Susan Howard
August 28, 2021
Arnold was a good man, and a better neighbor. It was a pleasure living next to him and his family, and getting to know him. And he will be missed by all of us.
Kyle Allen
August 25, 2021
You taught me so much over the years. I will really miss our time together. You did so much for anyone who needed help, and were always there for your family. I will carry you in my heart forever. I love you Dad.
Jeffrey Thompson
August 21, 2021
Arnold, you were a special man, Nina was so fortunate to share your life. Aunt Barb loved you so. You have a special place in my heart for all eternity.
Susan Prorok
August 20, 2021
Arnold, we will never forget the Thanksgiving and Christmas family dinners. Making the stuffing, roasting the turkey, and best of all sharing the dinners with our wonderful family. The holidays will be missing a very special person this year and every year, although you will be with us in spirit, it won't be the same.
Nina Thompson
August 19, 2021
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