William  Thompson

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     William J. Thompson, aka Bill, 74, resident of Toms River, New Jersey, passed away in his home surrounded by loved ones on December 13, 2023, after an 8- year battle with Primary Progressive Aphasia - Frontal Temporal Dementia. Bill will be remembered for his strong work ethic, business savviness, and exceptional communication skills.       Born in Pittson, Pennsylvania to Robert and Edith Thompson on November 8, 1949. He was the oldest of eight children and was raised in Piscataway, New Jersey.       Bill was strong-willed and stubborn at times, but he also had an enormous heart and wonderful sense of humor. He was a very clever man and was filled to the brim with knowledge gained from all his life experiences.        Together, with his wife, Lynn, he led a full life in South Plainfield, New Jersey before moving to Toms River. Bill donated his time with many community activities. He was an avid fisherman, enjoyed bowling and shot darts at the South Plainfield Elks 2298, where he served as Exalted Ruler for 2 years. Traveling and spending time with family was a significant part of his life as well.      His work ethic started at Columbia Can, now Champion Container, as a temporary 2-week job that turned into a lifelong journey. After 50 years of dedicated service, he retired from his distinguished career with Champion.      Bill was preceded in death by his parents Robert and Edith, sisters Eleanor, Sharon, and Diane. His parents-in-law George and Catharine Harders, brother-in- law’s George and Ernest Harders.      Bill is survived by his loving wife of 29 years, Lynn (Harders) Thompson, his children, Brian Thompson, Robin (Paul) Barca, Sherri (Vincent) Galgano and Matthew (Elizabeth) Square. Grandchildren, PJ, Sam, Isabelle, Mia and Paris, brother-in-law, David Harders, sister-in-law, Rhonda Harders, sisters Lois (Larry), Elizabeth, Linda (Dave) and Cindy. As well as a host of extended family and friends. Services will be private.
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1949 - 2023

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