James L. Thompson Sr.
DELHI _ James L. Thompson Sr., 74, died Friday, July 6, 2012, at his home in Delhi.
Mr. Thompson was born in Newburgh on Oct. 22, 1937. He was the son of Joseph and Margaret (Lamont) Thompson.
He graduated from Newburgh Free Academy class of 1955. He worked for West Point Military Academy where he was Moral Support Officer and coached their bowling team. An avid sportsman he coached Town of Newburgh Little League and Youth Basketball. He worked for many years as a high school football official and umpired college softball, recreation softball and high school baseball.
He was also a Hunter Safety Teacher and a past member of a Moose Lodge, Black Rock Fish and Game Club and Delhi Golf Course. He loved golfing, hunting, fishing and in later years loved to cook.
He is survived by his wife, Jean (Hawver) Thompson, whom he married in 1956; four children, Patricia Sarles and husband Rich of Newburgh, Lori Mott of New Windsor, James Thompson Jr. and wife Heather of Wallkill, Joanne Augustine and partner Brandon Donnelly of Edgewater, Fla.; sister, Jean Cox of Newburgh; brothers, Gordon Thompson of Florida, and Thomas Thompson of Florida; nine grandchildren, Philip, Casey, Kayla, Jessica, Tyler, Dana, Lindsay, Michael and Declan; and one great-grandchild, Chiarra.
A brother, Joseph Thompson; sister, Beverly Thompson; and son-in-law, Paul Mott predeceased him.
A private service is to be determined at a later date by the family.
Condolences may be left for the family online at www.macarthurfh.com. Arrangements are by the MacArthur Funeral Home of Delhi.