Lyle M. Thompson

Birth Name Thompson, Lyle M.
Gender male
Age at Death 75 years, 6 months


Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Death 2004-06-26 Cooperstown, New York, USA  
Birth 1928-12-26 Saint Johnsville, New York, USA  


    Family of Lyle M. Thompson and Joan Eveline Lennebacker
Married Wife Joan Eveline Lennebacker
Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Marriage 1971-05-28 West Winfield, New York, USA  


Monday, June 28, 2004

Lyle M. Thompson

RICHFIELD SPRINGS — Lyle M. Thompson, 75, of county Route 22, entered into eternal rest on Saturday morning, June 26, 2004, in Bassett Healthcare, Cooperstown.

He was born on Dec. 26, 1928, in St. Johnsville, son of the late Lyle M. and Bernice LaLonde Thompson. Lyle was raised and educated in St. Johnsville until his senior year of high school, which he completed in Reno, Nev.

On May 28, 1971, he married Joan Lennebacker in the Federated Church in West Winfield. They have resided in Richfield Springs since that time.

For 11 years he worked for the Richfield Springs Central School District, until 1976. From 1976, he owned and operated Haskell's Inn in Cold Brook until his retirement in August of 1987.

Lyle was known and respected for his love and commitment to family and friends. He was an avid and knowledgeable sportsman. Hunting and fishing were a part of his life and he passed his knowledge on to his children and grandchildren. In his retirement he was also able to enjoy his green thumb with gardening, and cooking. He was capable of producing a feast that no one could refuse.

There are no words to express the passion Lyle had in so many areas of his life. Lyle taught and gave respect where deserved, asked for no more and accepted no less. There will be a lost and empty space in our hearts without him but our love and memories can never be taken.

Lyle and Joan loved Canadarago Lake with the peace and solitude it brought to them. He was always willing and proud to share what he called his own little paradise. He will be truly missed.

Surviving beside his loving wife of 33 years, Joan, are one son, Brett and his wife, Barbara, Thompson of Boise, Idaho; three daughters and their husbands, Kim and Gene Butler, Kelly and Maynard Brown II, all of East Herkimer, Nell and Michael Sweeney of Millers Mills; one sister, Regina Miedema of Reno, Nev.; a daughter-in-law, Diane Thompson of the town of Ohio; nine grandchildren, Colleen and Amy Thompson, Matthew Thompson, Jennifer, Ericka and Maynard Brown III, Jason, Keri and Christopher Butler; one great-grandson, Jason Butler; his mother-in-law, Pearle Lennebacker; two sisters-in-law, Alice Jean Thompson and Patricia Newell; many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Vernon Thompson, and a son, Mark Thompson, in 2002.

It was Mr. Thompson's wish that all services be private and at the convenience of his family.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the American Diabetes Association or the Richfield Springs Emergency Rescue Squad.

Funeral arrangements are with J. Seaton McGrath Funeral Home, Richfield Springs.

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    1. Lyle M. Thompson
      1. Joan Eveline Lennebacker