Robert F. Thompson, 83, of Wrightstown, died peacefully at his home on Monday surrounded by his loving family.
Born in Trenton, he grew up in Groveville. Robert graduated from Hamilton High School and then joined the Groveville Fire Company at 18 years old. He served in the United States Air Force as a flight engineer. Upon his discharge he returned to the Groveville Fire Company where he served as Chief for 5 years and President for 17 years, he retired as a paid driver from the Fire Company and is a 65 year lifetime member. Robert was also a member of Rose of Sharon Lutheran Church.
Son of the late Charles F. and Elizabeth Nagy Thompson, father of the late Gerald F. Thompson and Susan M. Nutret, he is survived by his loving wife of 61 years Shirley Buchner Thompson; four children, Charles Thompson and his wife Lynee, Linda Senf and husband George, Beth Thompson and her friend Joy Harrington, and Keith Thompson and his partner Daniel Dowd; one sister, Josephine Rousseau; seven grandchildren, Christina and husband Mando, Jennifer and husband Brendan, Stephan, Jason and wife Lisa, Robert, Nicole, and Lauren; 5 great grandchildren, Kylie, Madison, Isabelle, Emma, and Makensie.
Relatives and friends may call on Friday morning, March 8, 2013, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Buklad Yardville Memorial Chapel, 30 Yardville-Allentown Road in Yardville. Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. from the memorial chapel with Pastor Robert Russell officiating. Burial will follow in Brig. William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Wrightstown.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made for his great granddaughter Emma, to the Cornelia de Lange Syndrome Foundation, Inc., 302 W. Main St., #100, Avon, CT 06001-3681 or the Jacobstown Rescue Squad, 86 Chesterfield-Jacobstown Road, Wrightstown, NJ 08562.