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George Francis Thompson Jr.

Mar. 6, 1945 - Nov. 23, 2020

George Francis Thompson Jr., 75, Altoona, formerly of Harrisburg, passed away Monday at UPMC Altoona following a battle with COVID.

George was born in Harrisburg, son of the late George Francis and Mary (Paull) Thompson Sr. On Sept. 19, 1998, he married Gail L. Myers.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his son, Bernie (Laurie) Thompson of Bellevue, Wash; daughters, Dr. Sylvia V. (Iyah) Romm of Cape Cod, Mass., Barbara R. Thompson of Bellevue, Wash., and stepdaughter, Tracy (JD) Martin of King George, Va.; five grandchildren: Drew and Connor Thompson, Ari and Sebastian Romm and Nathan Falger; his brothers, Richard Thompson of Harrisburg and Edward of Middletown; sisters, Kathy Gabriel of Middletown, Patricia Licadello of Harrisburg and Mary Ellen Ward of Rising Sun, Md.

George was a graduate of Bishop McDevitt High School in Harrisburg. He went on to receive his bachelor’s degree in accounting from Gannon University of Erie and a master’s degree in public administration from Penn State University. He served in the United States Army during the Vietnam Era. George had a long career as an accountant for the Commonwealth of PA, retiring in January 2004 as the head accountant at the Hollidaysburg Veterans Home.

He was the treasurer of the Blair County Democratic Committee, a member of the City of Altoona Planning Commission and a member of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Blair County. George enjoyed line and ballroom dancing and taking walks with his wife, Gail.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and for the safety of all, there will be no visitation at this time. A celebration of life will be held at the convenience of the family.

Arrangements are by The Stevens Mortuary Inc., 1421 Eighth Ave., Altoona. (stevensfamilyfuneralhomes.com)

Condolences may be made at www.stevensfamilyfuneralhomes.com or Stevens Family Funeral Homes Facebook.