O’Rourke & O’Rourke
Inc. Funeral Home

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

Donald Tompkins

Mr. Donald H. Tompkins, 95, of Ellicottville, NY, formerly of Grand Island, NY died Friday, June 12, 2020 at Olean General Hospital following a short illness.

Born February 9, 1925 in Niagara Falls, NY, he was the son of the late Wilbur and Grace Miller Tompkins. He was married June 17, 1950 in Niagara Falls to the former Nancy Farr, who survives.

He was a veteran of the United States Army, serving during WWII in the Pacific Theatre.

Mr. Tompkins had been employed as an engineer with the NY Telephone Company in the greater Buffalo area for over 40 years, retiring in 1987.

He enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He was an avid alpine skier and a Holimont member since 1964, and had skied this past winter. He enjoyed boating, refinishing VW Bugs, traveling with his wife, and spending time in Florida, especially Marco Island.

Surviving besides his wife are: a daughter, Barbara (Jonathan) Falk, Buffalo, NY; two sons, Donald (Kathleen) Tompkins, Lakeview, NY, David (Brooke) Tompkins, Grand Island, NY; six grandchildren.

He was predeceased by a brother, Elwood Tompkins.

There will be no visitation.

A memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family and will be announced.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the O’Rourke & O’Rourke Inc Funeral Home, 25 River Street, Salamanca, NY.

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