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I met George through the EC list. I loved his sense of humor. I just found out today that he had passed. I had changed computers and lost his email.
I loved his sense of humor! He could really make me laugh. I heard many stories about him. He used to say when he died, he wanted an obelisk with taco bell on it in his memory. I sure wish I'd saved his stories. 4/23/14

Posted by: Billie Trout Patterson - Martinsville, IL - friend   Apr 23, 2014

I knew George way back from when he sat next to me in home room at Dormont High School and was a neighbor from two streets up the hill.
Even back then he was truly amazing: an observant fellow who zipped around school, was interested in pharmacy, knew everyone and had a super-sharp sense of humor.

After graduation we each went our way and I lost sight of him for many years. Then one day a number of years ago he

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Posted by: Barbara Lininger - Pittsburgh, PA - High school friend   Feb 10, 2013

George, you were such an inspiration to many!! THANK YOU! ! Thank you for your service, your humor, your were one of a kind ! I have been reading your posts for the past 10 years and you always made me laugh and you helped sooo many. God Bless you!! You WILL be missed!!

Posted by: Terry Whyte - Howell, NJ - Ec Group friend   Feb 05, 2013

Oh George-

How Pete and I will miss your 'good' (and 'bad') humour...and contacts over the years.

I can only hope you are 'warming up' the audience in the hereafter...where we ALL will eventually make our appearances...

You are sorely missed here for us...yet in a strange way...looking forward to 'meeting' you!!

michele & pete

Posted by: michele - EC group friend   Feb 03, 2013

I am so sad to read the news of the death of my Dormont High School classmate, George Thompson. Because of the Internet, we have been in frequent contact for a number of years now. I depended on George to keep me UPDATED on all the news of various class members. He always AMAZED me how he remembered every person and the exact dates and events in his life, and oh, how he made me smile as he recalled this

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Posted by: Carol Jones Saint - Erie, PA - Classmate DHS 1952   Feb 03, 2013

I can't believe your not with us any more. I looked forward to your e-mails every day and when I didn't receive any for awhile I was hoping so bad that maybe your computer was down.I know when you didn't hear from me for awhile you were sure to check on me. Will miss your jokes (raunchy and all) and I'm sure your keeping them all laughing up there. Will miss you classmate.Jackie Ehland

Posted by: Jackie Ehland - Pittsburgh, PA - Classmate   Feb 03, 2013

Several of George's classmates have always enjoyed George's emails, whether clean or slightly dirty. His vast knowledge of the people he grew up with was a valued part of our relationship.

My husband (Lynn -- DHS Class of '53) has the same physical problems as George -- so we traded information and kept one another's spirits up as best we could.

He will be missed -- as others have noted -- his wit -- his memories and his steadfastness.

RIP -- Prepare a place for us...

Posted by: Betty Smiley Chrise - Monroeville, PA - Dormont Class of 1952 Classmate   Feb 03, 2013

I was so sorry to hear that George has passed on. I knew him from the EC List and he was one of the first people to contact me. We "talked" just a few times, and he was caring and kind. I would see some of his posts on line and actually laugh out loud, because I couldn't believe what he had written!
Rest in Peace George...I hope you are having a great time!

Posted by: Jenifer Foley - Newport, RI - friend   Feb 03, 2013

Knew George only through an e-support group for esophageal cancer survivors and caregivers. I enjoyed his sense of humor and he will be missed! So sorry to hear of his passing.

Posted by: Elizabeth Dyches - Barnwell, SC - e friend   Feb 03, 2013

George and I communicated by email over various topics main one being EC. He was always quick to respond when someone needed advice or just a shoulder to lean on. His sense of humour (sometimes and little risque) was always a hoot and I will so much miss him. How sad it is we do not say these things to someone before they die, hopefully he knows!! RIP in peace George.

Posted by: Robyn Allan - Dubbo. New South Wales Austr - EC Friend   Feb 03, 2013