O’Rourke & O’Rourke
Inc. Funeral Home

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

William Thompson

Mr. William J. Thompson, age 61, of Newton Street, Salamanca, New York died unexpectedly Thursday, November 5, 2009 at Erie County Medical Center, Buffalo, New York.

Born on January 16, 1948 in Salamanca, New York he was the son of the late Frederick & Theresa Gerner Thompson. He was married on November 7, 1975 to the former Linda Magiera who survives.

He was a graduate of Archbishop Walsh High School and Sienna College.

Mr. Thompson was employed as the manager of Great Valley Builders Supply in Great Valley, New York. Previously, he was the manager of Forbush Lumber, Salamanca, New York.

He was a member of Our Lady of Peace Parish where he served as a Lector and a Eucharistic Minister, Catholic Charities Chairman, Mr. & Mrs. Club, the Salamanca Zoning Board, the former Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge #1025, he enjoyed Bowling & Pool Leagues, and he supported many charities.

Surviving besides his wife are: a son, Joseph W. Thompson, Salamanca, New York; 2 brothers, Frederick (Gail) Thompson, Little Valley, New York, Edward (Shellie) Thompson, Carrollton, New York; several nieces and nephews.

Friends may call at the O’Rourke & O’Rourke Inc. Funeral Home, 25 River Street, Salamanca, New York on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 P.M.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday at 10:00 A.M. in Our Lady of Peace Parish, Broad Street, Salamanca, New York with Rev. Patrick Melfi, pastor, as celebrant assisted by Deacon Michael Anderson.

Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Salamanca, New York.

The family suggests memorials to the donor’s choice.

E-condolences can be sent to john@orourke-orourke.com.