John Thompson Death – Athletic Director and baseball and golf coach John Thompson has passed away. John Thompson, beloved husband, father, and grandfather died after a long and courageous battle with vascular dementia. He was 77 years old at the time of his passing. John’s laughter and deep love for family and friends will always remain with those fortunate enough to have enjoyed time in his quiet presence.
Who was John Thompson?
John was born in Troy, Pennsylvania, to Raymond and Mildred Bradley. He has lived in Vero Beach, Florida, for the past nine years. He went to school in the Troy Area Schools and got a degree in Math Education from Mansfield University. On June 17, 1972, John married Elizabeth Kelly Bradley. John and Kelly were happy for more than 40 years in Wyalusing, Pennsylvania, where they raised their son, Andrew.
John, Andrew’s proud and loving father, coached a lot of his flag football and little league teams when Andrew was young. Kelly says that the father and son loved spending time together, especially playing and watching golf and cheering for the Yankees.
John worked as a teacher in the Wyalusing Area School District for 37 years. During that time, he was in charge of sports and coached baseball and golf. He liked calling the school football games and never missed an opportunity to cheer up someone who needed it. John cared about his neighbourhood, so he volunteered all over it, making friends and having fun wherever he worked. He belonged to the Rainbow Club and the Wyalusing Lion’s Club.
Survived and predeceased by
Kelly and Andrew (Jessica), along with grandchildren Jonathan, Christian, and Madelyn Grace, continue to embody the impact and beauty of John’s life. He is survived by five of his seven siblings, including Rex (Maggie), Dale (Yvonne), Bonnie Carls (Ralph), Dawn Lacey, and Maralyse Wight. John was predeceased by his parents, his sister, Beverly Walters, and his brother, Dean Bradley.
John Thompson obituary
A Memorial Service for John will be held on Sunday, June 25, 2023, at 1:00 PM from the Sheldon Funeral Home, 155 Church St., Wyalusing, PA with Rev. Dr Karen Ballard of the Rome Presbyterian Church officiating. Interment will follow at the Wyalusing Borough Cemetery. A Celebration of Life follows the burial at 2:30 PM at the Tuscarora Wayne Community Room in the Wyalusing Community Corp. Building at 20 Main St., Wyalusing, PA.
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