Paul W. Thompson

Paul Thompson

Paul W. Thompson, age 68, of Johnstown, passed away on Friday, December 8, 2017, at Albany Medical Center with his loving family by his side.

He was born on February 24, 1949, in Gloversville, a son of the late George and Frances Russelle Thompson.

Paul was a Class of 1967 graduate of Gloversville High School. He attended Hudson Valley Community College and received his Auto Technician degree in 1969. For 45 years, Mr. Thompson owned and operated Thompson Service Center in Johnstown. Paul was well recognized not only as a Mechanic but how he treated his customers. He was a member of the North Main Street United Methodist Church in Gloversville.

He is survived by his wife, Susan Olson Thompson, whom he married on January 3, 1998; four children, Brandon Thompson of Concord, North Carolina, Cassie DeRocker (Thompson) and her fiance Matt Smith of St. Johnsville, Kevin Barkley of Galway and Paul DeRocker of Johnstown; two brothers, George Thompson and his girlfriend Debbie of Gloversville and Jon Thompson of Gloversville; one sister, Mary McKearney and her husband James of Newington, Connecticut; grandchildren, Felicity Thompson, Matthew Smith Jr., Makenna Smith, Alex Barkley, Kelsey Barkley, Karley Barkley, Landon DeRocker and Olivia DeRocker; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

As per his wishes, there will be no calling hours or funeral services.

Cremation was at Vale Crematory, Schenectady.

Contributions in Paul’s memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1 Penny Lane, Latham, New York 12110 or to the American Diabetes Association, Pine West Plaza Building 2, Suite 204, Washington Avenue Extension, Albany, New York 12205.

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