Charles Thompson - Class of 1938
Submitted by Fran Olson Gustafson 1965 <email@example.com> on 30/Dec/2019
Charles "Bud" Ivan Thompson, 100, entered into rest on Sunday, December 29, 2019. The son of the late Charles and Rowena (Tillson) Thompson, he was born in Newburgh on December 16, 1919. Charles graduated from Newburgh Free Academy and proudly served in the US Army during WWII from 1942-1946. After he was honorably discharged, he began his lifelong career in retail lumber, working at Ruvo Lumber prior to working at Heights Lumber, later becoming co-owner and President until his retirement. He enjoyed golfing with his buddies at Newburgh Country Club and Storm King Golf and was a die-hard Mets fan, but mostly enjoyed being around his family and friends. His kindness and generosity will be dearly missed. Charles is survived by his wife of 67 years Jane (Taylor) Thompson of New Windsor; children Charles K. (Lynn) Thompson of Newburgh, and Nanci Thompson of New Windsor; grandchildren Charles Thompson Jr. of New Smyrna Beach, FL, Todd Thompson of Newburgh, and Jessica Thompson of New York City; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents he was predeceased by his brothers Earl M. (Judy) Thompson of New Mexico and Raymond Thompson of Georgia. In keeping with the family's wishes all services will be private.
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