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McAuley High School, Toledo, Ohio

Husband of Sharon Cassidy Thompson ’67 passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on January 27, 2013



Charley Thompson, age 77, of Toledo, passed away on January 21, 2013, at St. Luke’s Hospital while surrounded by his family, from complications of end stage COPD and emphysema.

He was born to Magnus and Hannah Thompson on August 6, 1935, in Kintyre, ND. He served his country proudly in the U.S. Air Force for 8 years active duty. Finishing out with 13 years of service with the Air Force National Guard, Civil Engineering Unit. Charley spent his career working as a Superintendent Carpenter retiring from Rudolph-Libbe. During his retirement, he loved landscaping and gardening. He also spent a lot of time bowling in various Ma and Pa leagues with his wife. Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.

Charley was preceded in death by his parents; twin sister, Shirley Merkel; brothers, Harry, George and Tom, and son, Timothy. He is survived by his loving wife of 36 years, Sharon; children, Scott (Julie) Thompson, Stacey (Phil) Henderson, Tonia (John) Dimos and Roxanne Marie Thompson; grandchildren, Isabella and Preston Dimos, Adam (Rachel) Thompson, Amanda Thompson, Andy Grote, Cody and Katie Henderson; great-granddaughter, Kinley Henderson; brothers, Norman, of Salt Lake City, Utah, Harold, Ryer, and sister, Hazel Sinness all of North Dakota.

Family and friends may visit at the Coyle Funeral Home, 1770 S. Reynolds Rd., on Friday from 2-8 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, in the mortuary, at 10 a.m. Interment Resurrection Cemetery.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Timothy Mattison, M.D. and the staff at St. Luke’s Hospital for their compassionate care.

Memorials may take the form of contributions to Hospice of Northwest Ohio. Please view and sign our online “guest registry” at

Published in Toledo Blade from January 23 to January 24, 2013

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