Richard Michael Thompson, 72, of Lake Suzy, Fla., passed away Monday, Dec. 16, 2013.
He was born in Meadville, Pa., and grew up in Saginaw, Mich.
Richard graduated from Michigan State University and became a Master Educator for 31 years in the Wayne-Westland School District in Michigan. He spent his retirement years as a Lake Suzy resident, returning to Traverse City, Mich., during the summer. Richard loved to read and study many different topics, especially history. He enjoyed watching sports, and loved his cats and dog; he also enjoyed world travel, music, art and movies.
Richard is survived by his wife, Judith Ann (nee Markle) Thompson; his mother, Mary (nee Hoover) Blehm; brothers, Robert (Loretta) Thompson, Patrick (Rose Ann) Thompson, David Thompson and Matthew (Hope) Blehm; 11 nieces and nephews; and 16 grandnieces and grandnephews.
To light a candle in Richard’s name, please visit www.kays-ponger.com.
Arrangements are by Kays-Ponger & Uselton Funeral Home and Cremation Services Port Charlotte, Fla., Chapel