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THOMPSON – James, 83, Richland, passed away on August 4, 2022, at Conemaugh Hospital surrounded by his loving family. Born on February 17, 1939 in Pittsburgh, son of the late Carmel Thurman and Vivian B. (Thompson) Sewak. Preceded in death by his sister Dorthea “Mickey” Baker and brother Thomas P. Thompson. He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Bonnie J. Thompson; two daughters, June Marie, wife of Lewis A. Cross, Jr. and Vivian B. Thompson; sister, Christine Berenstein; several nieces and nephews. Jim retired from Bethlehem Steel after 35 years of service as an Electrician in Franklin Mills Bar, Rod and Wire Division. He was an outdoorsman who loved hunting and fishing. Jim was a HAM radio enthusiast and he trained new operators. He was a member of the local coin and stamp clubs. Friends will be received from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Monday, August 8, 2022 at the Harris Funeral Home, 500 Cherry Lane, Richland, where a funeral service will be held at 1:00 with Rev. Adam Dotts. Committal will be at Forest Lawn Cemetery.
The family suggests contributions be directed to Conemaugh Memorial Palliative Care Inpatient Unit, Good Samaritan Building, 4th Floor, 1086 Franklin Street, Johnstown, PA, 15905 or to East Hills Ambulance, 3111 Elton Rd, Johnstown, PA, 15904. Online condolences may be posted to www.wharrisfuneralhome.com.
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so sorry to hear of Jim's passing. He was my ham radio buddy who I kept in touch with for over 42 years. We talked every week over Ham Radio. Jim wasa very smart man in electronics and I learned very much from him. I will have a very large void in my life every Friday afternoon when we conversed over the radio. To Bonnie & Family he is going to be greatly missed by me. Jim Mitnik KK3H to my friend WA3YOL 73 my friend. Butler,Pa.
Jim Mitnik KK3H Aug 11 2022 3:46 PM