Henry George Thompson, Jr. 86, passed away on Monday, December 22, 2014 at The Physician’s Regional Medical Center, Naples, FL while being cared for by the VITAS Hospice Center.
A funeral mass to celebrate his life will be held at Our Lady of Peace Church, 111 South Street, New Providence, NJ on Saturday, December 27, 2014 at 11:00am. Prior to mass, visitation will be held on Saturday morning from 9:00am – 10:30am at The Bradley, Brough & Dangler Funeral Home, 309 Springfield Avenue, Summit, NJ 07901. Interment will be in St. Theresa’s Cemetery, Summit, NJ.
Born in Plainfield, NJ, Henry Thompson moved his family from Plainfield to New Providence, NJ in 1962 where he and his family resided for over 26 years. Thereafter, he and his wife, Juanita moved to Oldwick, NJ and then later to Plumstead, PA where he remained until moving to Naples, FL four years ago.
Henry Thompson, a retired Korean Army War Veteran and Mechanical Engineer, graduated from Plainfield High School earning an Associate Degree from Lafayette College, Easton, PA. After moving to New Providence, Henry was employed by Hilliard Engineering Corporation, Springfield, NJ. Prior to his retirement, Henry was a Manger of an engineering team at Hoagland Engineering, Berkeley Heights, NJ.
Henry is survived by his four children: his son, Peter Thompson of Marco Island, FL, and his three daughters: Paulette Thompson-Gleason of Doylestown, PA, Denise Rose of Marco Island, FL and Lisa Thompson-Coffey of Hellertown, PA; and three cherished grandchildren: Cate Harris, Megan Kellett and Kevin McGinley and one great grandchild, Liam Harris.
Henry Thompson is pre-deceased by his wife of 55 years, Juanita Thompson and his sister, Elizabeth (Betty) Sitko.
Spending time with his children, his grandchildren and his extended family were some of the happiest moments of his life. He will be missed deeply by all. Please make memorial contributions in Henry’s memory to the local or national Alzheimer’s Association.