O’Rourke & O’Rourke
Inc. Funeral Home

25 River Street
Salamanca, NY 14779
phone: (716) 945-4760
fax: (716) 945-4222

Robert L. Thompson

Mr. Robert "Bob" L. Thompson, age 73, of Waite Avenue, Salamanca, New York died peacefully, Thursday evening, January 4, 2013 at Olean General Hospital, Olean, New York following a short illness.

Born March 19, 1939 in Palmyra, New York son of the late Elmer & Mildred McArthur Thompson. He was married on July 8, 1995 at the United Congregational Methodist Church to the former Mary Davis who survives.

Mr. Thompson was a veteran serving with the United States Marine Corps.

He was a graduate of Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, New York.

Mr. Thompson had worked several years as a Draftsman for Xerox Corp and eventually operated his own drafting business. Locally, he had worked for the Seneca Nation Housing Authority as Director of Projects, City of Salamanca Building Inspector and was the Tax Assessor for the City of Salamanca. He worked for Green Thumb at Allegany State Park and worked with the U.S. Census Bureau.

His strong work ethic, love of the great outdoors, and his active life made an impression on all those he met.

Surviving besides his wife are: 2 daughters, Colleen (Troy) Dupuis, Nicole (Andrea Tillinghast) Thompson; 4 sons, Gregory Galvin, Thomas (Maureen Latham) Thompson, David Thompson, James (Christina Ostberg) Thompson; 2 step daughters, Jennifer (Phil) Habib, Corinne (Josh) Fannon; 9 grandchildren, Asher Thompson, Thomas Johnson, Cooper Thompson, Molly Thompson, Tyce Thompson, Wyatt Thompson, Lucy Thompson, Troy Habib, Nathan Habib.

He was predeceased by a son, Patrick Thompson, 2 brothers, Wesley Thompson & Roy Thompson.

A Celebration of Bob's Life will be held Thursday, at 1 P.M. in the United Congregational Methodist Church with pastor Joshua Schallert officiating.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the O'Rourke & O'Rourke Inc. Funeral Home, 25 River Street, Salamanca, New York.

Full military honors will be conducted by members of the American Legion Hughes Skiba Post #535 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars John F. Ahrens Post #5296.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to the American Cancer Society or the donor's choice.

E-condolences can be sent to john@orourke-orourke.com, or posted to facebook.com/onofh.