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  • Richard ‘Rick’ C. Thompson

  • Richard “Rick” C. Thompson, 63, of Salisbury, passed away peacefully, on Wednesday morning, May 16, 2012, in the comfort of his own home.

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  • Richard “Rick” C. Thompson, 63, of Salisbury, passed away peacefully, on Wednesday morning, May 16, 2012, in the comfort of his own home.
    He was born on Feb. 10, 1949, a son of the late, Richard and Bertha (Cook) Thompson in Watertown. He attended Herkimer schools and trained with Job Corps as well.
    On June 16, 1984, Rick was united in marriage to Gina Guardi, at their home in Salisbury Center. This year they would have celebrated 28 years together as each other’s best friend and soul mate.
    Rick was formerly employed by the New York State Department of Transportation as a Highway Maintenance Supervisor I, in Herkimer. He worked there for 35 years until his retirement several years ago.
    He enjoyed hunting, fishing, home brewing and taking care of his home. Rick’s most precious time was that spent with his wife, daughters, granddaughter and family. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
    Rick is survived by his beloved wife, Gina Guardi Thompson, at home; his loving daughters, Joanne Thompson, of Mohawk, and Elizabeth “Betsy” Bennett, of Utica; his cherished granddaughter, Katrina Bennett; his mother and father-in-law, Giocomo and Helen Guardi, of Richfield Springs; a sister-in-law, Nancy Renwick, of Utica; a sister and brother-in-law, Dolly Wolford and her husband, Paul, of Mohawk; a brother-in-law, Jude Guardi, of Richfield Springs; and many nieces, nephews and cousins from both sides of his family.
    He was predeceased by his parents, Richard and Bertha Thompson; and two sisters, Frances McEvoy and Shirley Colwell.
    Calling hours will be held on Saturday, May 19, 2012, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Miller-Plonka Funeral Home, 30 Wolf St., Dolgeville. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, May 19, 2012, at 1 p.m., at the funeral home immediately following calling. Rick’s life will be celebrated by Pastor Robert Brent, pastor of Full Gospel Assembly of God Church in Salisbury Center.
    Rick’s family would like to thank the doctors and nurses and Bassett Healthcare Cancer Center in Herkimer and Hospice and Palliative Care in New Hartford for their care and compassion that was shown to Rick during his illness.
    In lieu of floral offerings, please consider scholarship contributions for his granddaughter, Katrina Bennett’s education.
    To leave a message of sympathy for the Thompson family, please visit www.millerplonkafuneralhome.com and sign the guest book.

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