Gerald Thompson Obituary

Gerald Ralph Aloysius Thompson
Gerald Ralph Aloysius Thompson

November 28, 1932 - December 26, 2018
Born in Chicago, Illinois
Resided in San Jose, California


With honor and pride in our hearts, we share with the community that Captain Gerald Ralph Aloysius Thompson lived a great and honorable life. Born on November 28, 1932 and lived until December 26, 2018. He was born in Chicago, Illinois and traveled the world to serve his country.

Gerald was a loyal husband, committed father, and loving grandparent; but he was so much more than that. He lived a life full of adventures and loved his country and community. He served in the US Air Force from 1950-1952. He was a proud USMA West Point graduate Class of 1956 where he was an expert marksman. Being a soldier and leader was in his blood. He served in the US Army until 1963 where he attained the rank of Captain. He went to work for Lockheed Space and Missile Corporation, and worked mostly on military applications until his retirement after 30+ years.

Gerald is survived by his wife Rosalie; their children Mary Moore, Robert Thompson, James Thompson, Kathy Lister, Theresa Mackinga, Mark Thompson, David Thompson; their spouses and children: Gerald, Jr, Caitlin, Patrick, Stacy, Sisa, Kimberly, Kevin, Shayne, Haley, Peggy, Joanne, Edie, Mia, Jenna, and Sylvie. Gerald was born in a generation that knew the value of simplicity, family, and working hard at everything. His family is honored to have watched him live his entire life that way.

Friends and Family are invited to attend a Funeral Service Friday, January 4, 2019 at 12:00P.M at LIMA & CAMPAGNA SUNNYVALE MORTUARY, 1315 Hollenbeck Avenue, Sunnyvale.

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Funeral Service
Lima & Campagna Mortuaries Sunnyvale Mortuary
1315 Hollenbeck Ave.
Sunnyvale, CA US 94087
Friday, January 4, 2019
12:00 PM