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(September 20, 1920 – December 12, 2012)

Robert D. Thompson, 92, died peacefully at home with his immediate family by his side, on Dec. 12, 2012. Robert was born in Pottsville, PA in 1920. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in July 1941 and served his country honorably for 21 years retiring from service in 1962. After retiring he moved his family to Sanford where his wife Eleanor (Hand) Thompson’s family lived. They were married for 56 years before her passing in 2007. After Robert retired from the Navy he went to work for Neil Lumber Co. where he also retired from. Robert is survived by his daughters Dianne Thompson of Alabama, Valerie Williams of Sanford; sisters, Betty Ryndoch of Minersvile, PA, Doris M. Kreps of Schukull Haven, PA, Katherine Shaffer of Schukull Haven, PA, Ruth Livingston of York, PA and many grandchildren and great grandchildren. A Memorial Service is pending at a later date. Smith-Miner Funeral Home, 2700 W. Wackerly, is assisting the family. Online condolences can be left at www.smithminer.com