Glen Theodore “Teddy” Thompson

Glen ThompsonGlen Theodore “Teddy” Thompson, 71, of Harborcreek, PA, and formerly of Kersey, passed away unexpectedly Friday, May 20, 2016, in Erie.

He was born in Kersey, son of the late Glen and Marguerite Sidelinger Thompson. A graduate of the St. Marys High School, Class of 1962, he entered the Army in 1965.  He was a Vietnam Veteran, having served there for all of 1966.  He attained the rank of Corporal.  Upon his discharge, he enrolled in the General Electric Apprentice Course in Erie. He was a retired employee of General Electric and Steris Corporation of Erie.

Teddy is survived by two sisters, Patricia Uhl and her husband William of Kersey and Jeanne Sheeley of Kersey; a brother, Roger D. Thompson of Kersey; his friend, Barb Ganzer of Erie; and by several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Margaret Marie Thompson, in infancy.

Teddy was a lifetime member of the American Legion and a member of the Toby United Methodist Church. He loved going to the Dog Park on Presque Isle in Erie, where he spent most of his time after his retirement.  He said he knew all the dogs there by name.  He never missed a family reunion and going back to Kersey when he could.

Funeral Services will be held in the Toby United Methodist Church on Friday, May 27, 2016, at 11:00 AM, with the Rev. Karen Trask, Pastor, officiating. Full military rites will be accorded by the Fox Twp. Servicemen’s Burial Detail.  Burial will follow in Parklawn Memorial Gardens.

Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home, St. Marys, PA, on Friday from 9:30 until 10:30 AM.

Michele Bateman May 24, 2016 at 11:35 pm

Rest in peace…
You now will be able to have a family reunion in Heaven…
Say Hello to every one and thank them for watching over us….
Grand ~daughter of Mary~Thompson~Clark
Daughter of Janet Klase~Fitch

Debbie Wickett May 25, 2016 at 9:57 am

Thanks so much for all you did for me when I was young. You were a great step-dad and you had a lot on your plate with all of us! Love to you in heaven. Thank you again!

Rosie Hanks May 25, 2016 at 1:12 pm

I got to know Teddy at our McDonalds in Harborcreek. He was so nice to talk to about my Toy Poodle. He was very intelligent and always very nice to me. To me he was known as “Santa.” I really never knew his name just always said, “Hi Santa” and he would always smile. I haven’t seen him in a little over a week so I thought something was wrong. He will be greatly missed at our McDonalds. You had a wonderful brother and I am sure he is in heaven. My condolences to your family. Rosie Hanks, Friend in Harborcreek

Kelly Grant May 27, 2016 at 9:19 am

I’m so sorry to learn of Glen’s passing. I got to know Glen at Scott Park; in fact, he was one of the first people I met when I moved to Erie. His friendship (including with my dogs, Caya and Daisy) has helped sustain me. His kindness made the world a little brighter each day for me – and for the many people and dogs whose lives he touched. I will miss Glen’s jovial presence and Daisy will miss the treats he brought for her. May Glen rest in peace. My condolences to all of you.

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