Chester Thompson Sr.

July 25, 1926 ~ November 8, 2019 (age 93)


Chester Thompson Sr., 93 of Brisbin, passed away Friday November 8, 2019 at Mt. Nittany Medical Center, State College.

Born July 25, 1926 in Houtzdale, he was the son of the late Carl and Annie(Sharpless) Thompson.

He was a member of the Brisbin Baptist Church.

Chester was a proud United States Navy Combat Veteran, who served in the South Pacific as a tail gunner during WW II.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, wrestling and especially enjoy watching his grandchildren play sports.        

He was employed by Greenwich Collieries in Cookport until his retirement.

Chester first married Adolphine (Finney)Thompson who preceded him in death on June 6, 1996 and later married Delores (Hamaty)Thompson who preceded him in death on January 29, 2019.

Surviving are three sons; Chester (Eileen) Thompson Jr. of Brisbin, Frank (Cheryl) Thompson of Brisbin, Fred (Cindy) Thompson of Gearhartville, and a daughter Stephanie (Jon) Dale of Brisbin,  thirteen grandchildren; Cassandra (Drew) Kitko, Aaron (Bethany) Thompson, Lance (Ashlee) Thompson, Wendy (Nickolas) Maynard, Bethany (Eric) Yingling, Ashley Thompson and her fiancé Nathan McClelland, Bridgett Harland, Mandy Stephens, Melanie (Todd) Stephens, Melissa Hunt, Laura Thompson, Nova and Jonathon Dale, and sixteen great grandchildren.

Also surviving four stepchildren; David J (Dawn) Hamaty of Hummelstown, Nancy Hamaty of Falls Church, VA, Catherine Jean (Chris) McCrate of Mill Spring NC, Joanne Pentz of Rockton, six step grandchildren and three step great grandchildren.

Chester was the last of his generation. Preceding him in death were his parents, his wife Adolphine and Delores, a grandson Chester Thompson III, a brother William and two sisters Mary and Nancy.

Funeral Service will be held Wednesday November 13, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at the Brisbin Baptist Church with Rev. Mark Melhorn officiating.

Interment will follow in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Brisbin with full military honors accorded by the combined Janesville VFW and Houtzdale American Legion Honor Guard.

Family will be received friends at the Birger A. Freeberg Funeral Home Inc., Houtzdale Tuesday from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Donations made be made in Chester's memory to the Salvation Army,  119 Byers St., Clearfield, Pa. 16830.

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Funeral Service
November 13, 2019

11:00 AM
Brisbin Baptist Church
418 Swoop Street
Brisbin, PA 16620

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