William Charles Thompson Sr.

William Charles Thompson Sr.

January 10, 1949 - January 26, 2021
New Brighton

William Charles Thompson Sr.

January 10, 1949 - January 26, 2021
New Brighton


William Charles Thompson Sr, 72, of New Brighton, died on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 in Good Samaritan Hospice in Beaver.

Born on January 10, 1949 in Stoneboro, Pa, he was the son of Robert A. Thompson Sr. and Ethel (Murdock) Thompson. He was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps, serving during Vietnam. William was also a slip fixer at Vesuvius McDanel. He attended Holy Family Church and was a part of the American Legion, Post 19 in New Brighton.

Along with his parents, William is preceded in death by his sisters, Evadale Frazzini, Patricia Raniol and Mary Chewing.

William is survived by his loving wife of 37 years, Ruth (Fetter) Thompson; son, William Jr. (Laura) Thompson; daughters, Jennifer, Holly, and Connie; brother, Robert Thompson Jr; sister, Nina Dripps; 7 grandchildren and great-grandchildren, as well as several nieces and nephews and his feline baby, Bea.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, close friends and family will be received on Sunday, January 31st from 6-8 pm in the GABAUER-LUTTON FUNERAL HOME- 117 Blackhawk Rd., Chippewa, www.gabauerfamilyfuneralhomes.com. A memorial mass will follow on Monday, February 1st at 10 am at Holy Family Roman Catholic Church- 521 7th Avenue, New Brighton PA 15066. Rev. Paul Kuppe, O.F.M. Cap. will officiate. A private inurnment will take place at St. Joe’s Cemetery. 

In lieu of flowers, the family would like donations to be made to the Disabled American Veterans- 1000 Liberty Ave. Room 1606 Pittsburgh, PA 15222 or to the American Diabetes Association- P.O. Box 7023 Merrifield, Pennsylvania, Western 22116-7023.


  • Date & Time: January 31, 2021 (6:00 PM - 8:00 PM)
  • Venue: Gabauer-Lutton Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.
  • Location: 118 Blackhawk Rd Beaver Falls, PA 15010 - (Get Directions)

Memorial Mass

  • Date & Time: February 1, 2021 (10:00 AM)
  • Venue: Our Lady of the Valley
  • Location: 521 7th Avenue New Brighton, PA 15066 - (Get Directions)

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2 responses to William Charles Thompson Sr.

  1. Susan Weber says:

    Ruth, you and your family have our sympathy on your loss! You are in our thoughts and prayers!
    Love, support , and sympathy!
    Sue Wagoner Weber and the Blackhawk High School Class of 1978

  2. Condolences to the family of William Thompson from Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 862.

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