Obituary of Robert H. Thompson
Robert H. Thompson (Bob) passed away in Tucson, AZ on 28 October 2021 at the age of 89.
Bob is predeceased by his son, Robert E. Thompson, and grandfather Lawrence Waldo Thompson.
Bob is predeceased by his son, Robert E. Thompson, and his brothers Donald L. Thompson and Lawrence W. Thompson.
Bob is adoringly remembered by his children; Robin Ptak and husband Art of Cortland NY, and Steve Thompson and wife Tammy of Tucson AZ. As well as 6 grandkids; Arthur and Ruth of Cortland and Lynise, Gary, Amy, and Clinton of Tucson. And his nephew Gary Thompson of Santa Fe, NM.
Bob was born in Willimantic, CT on April 11th 1932.He graduated from Mansfield High School in 1950. Later that year he began what would ultimately become more than half a century of service to this great nation when he enlisted in the US Army. He would later transition to the US Air Force, and serve with honor and distinction in France, Germany, Vietnam, and multiple stateside locations. He retired from military service in 1971, and began his second career as a benefits coordinator at the Tucson Veterans Administration Hospital. His kindness and compassion would touch thousands of Veterans over the next 32 years, culminating in his retirement from civil service in 2004.
Bob was a loving and a proud father, grounded by strong morals. He had a quick wit, and an infectious smile. He was a very giving person; always placing the needs of others above his own. He was an avid swimmer, still enjoying the pool well into in 80s. He will be dearly missed.
There will be a viewing at 9:00am followed by a service at 10:00am on 4 November 2021 at Bring Funeral home 6910 E. Broadway, Tucson AZ.
Bob will be laid to rest at 10:00am on 22 November 2021, at the Arizona Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery 15950 N Luckett Rd, Marana AZ.To plant a beautiful memorial tree in memory of Robert Thompson, please visit our Tree Store