Richard N Thompson

December 20, 1937September 11, 2021

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Richard “Dick” N. Thompson, 83, of Grove City, passed away in his home on September 10, 2021. He was born in Pulaski, Pennsylvania to Mayson E. Thompson and Dorothy E. (McCreary) Thompson (Arblaster). Dick graduated from East Lawrence High School in 1955. He then went on to serve his country in the United States Navy. He married Katherine “Kate” P. Collar in 1960. They were happily married for 58 years before Kate passed away on April 12, 2019. He is survived by his two children; Judith Kort (Michael), Evans City PA, and David Thompson (Amy), Welcome, MD four granddaughters, Jessica Kort, Rebecca McElravy (Patrick), Kiersten Kitson (Ray) and Courtney Thompson; and four great-grandchildren, Kyler, Lorelai, Jaxon, and Lucas. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, and his brother John. He was involved in the transportation industry. He drove tour buses throughout the United States and parts of Eastern Canada. He drove tractor-trailer for Tajon Inc, and then Interstate Chemical, from which he retired in 2002. Not to stay idle long, he returned to working as a security guard at Grove City Medical Center and eventually was a switchboard operator. He loved the Lord, his family, and friends. He was a devoted Christian and an active member of The Wayside Community Church. He was an avid reader and enjoyed caring for his home. He would often be seen out walking about Grove City, gardening and keeping his yard meticulously cut. He enjoyed tinkering with his tools, painting and working on the home that he shared with his family for many years. He will be greatly missed by family and friends. His family takes comfort in knowing that he is now with his Lord and Savior, and his sweetheart, Kate, who he has been missing since her passing. A celebration of his life will be at 11:00 a.m. September 25th at The Wayside Community Church, 1911 Mercer-Grove City Road, Mercer, with Pastor Lester Rowan officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family request that a donation in his name be made to the Wayside Community Church 1911 Mercer-Grove City Road, Mercer PA 16137 or the Paralyzed Veteran’s Association ( ).


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Richard N Thompson

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