David W. Thompson, 80

David W.  Thompson, 80, passed away peacefully at his home in Brethren Village where he had resided since 2000. Prior to that he resided in Christiana his entire life.   Dave was a born in Gap, Pa. Feb 14, 1930 the son of  the late David and Vera (Bair) Thompson.

On April 19,1952 Dave married his high school sweetheart Mary “Tootie” Maser.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Brian D. Thompson of Gap, Pa. and Craig M. Thompson, husband of Lisa Patterson Thompson of Gap, Pa. Also four grandchildren, David “Wills” and Brianna Thompson of Bend Oregon. Craig Michael Thompson Jr. of Gap, Pa. and Megan Leigh Thompson wife of Benjamin L. Keating of Richmond, Va.

He was preceded in death by a sister June B. Wiker.

He was member of Christiana United Methodist Church and a graduate of Scott High School, Coatesville.

He was a self employed carpenter and cabinet maker. He was a member of Christiana Masonic Lodge #417, serving as Worshipful Master in 1969. He was also past President of the Octorara Area Rotary Club and a member of the Slumbering Groundhog Lodge, Quarryville, Pa. He was also an avid hunter and fisherman and loved to spend time in their Bedford County home.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, October 30, 2010 at the Chapel of Brethren Village 3001 Lititz Pike, Lancaster 17606 at 11 a.m. Family and friends will be received at the Chapel before the service from 10 a.m-11 a.m. Interment will be private. To send an online condolence or for more information please visit Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home and Chapel, Lititz PA, 560-5100

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To Mary, Bryan, Craig and family:
We’re sorry to only be reading the newspaper this morning (Tuesday), having been out of town a few days…..and now being surprised at the passing of your husband and father.  Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time in your life.  The Gospel of John, 11:25 and 26 (NIV) has been a comfort to us and we share it with you.
Gene and Anne Witmer, PO Box 100, Smoketown, PA  17576

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