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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....Read More »
1 of 51 | Posted by: Billie Trout Patterson - IL

“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...Read More »
2 of 51 | Posted by: Barbara Lininger - Pittsburgh, PA

“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...Read More »
3 of 51 | Posted by: Terry Whyte - Howell, NJ

“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...Read More »
4 of 51 | Posted by: michele - EC group friend

“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...Read More »
5 of 51 | Posted by: Carol Jones Saint - Erie, PA

“George, 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...Read More »
6 of 51 | Posted by: Jackie Ehland - Pittsburgh, PA

“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...Read More »
7 of 51 | Posted by: Betty Smiley Chrise - Monroeville, PA

“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...Read More »
8 of 51 | Posted by: Jenifer Foley - Newport, RI

“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...Read More »
9 of 51 | Posted by: Elizabeth Dyches - Barnwell, SC

“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...Read More »
10 of 51 | Posted by: Robyn Allan - EC Friend

“Along with most of the others, the up and down adventures with EC were when George Thompson became a true, helpful friend. When my husband, Bob was...Read More »
11 of 51 | Posted by: Lois J. Hinshaw - Kellogg, IA

“RIP George. Keep 'em laughing in heaven... ”
12 of 51 | Posted by: Peg Lucas - Williamstown, PA

“Sure am going to miss all of George's e-mails and story=exchanges we've had since the Advent of the Internet. It was always a trip down Memory Lane...Read More »
13 of 51 | Posted by: Mary Fran Sciulli - Columbus, OH

“When my husband was diagnosed with EC George was there. He held my hand on line, gave me advice and listened to me cry. He gave me time and we...Read More »
14 of 51 | Posted by: Mim Aiken - Arlington, TX

“George was a member of the E/C network, and my husband and I joined when my husband was newly DX. We had many, many questions about this disease and...Read More »
15 of 51 | Posted by: Pamela Linville - erwin, TN

“LIke so many, George reached out through the ACOR list to my late husband when he was diagnosed with EC, and to me personally after Bill's death. He...Read More »
16 of 51 | Posted by: Cheryl Hawkes

“George was a real character and so many of us surely enjoyed his wit on ACOR. He brought smiles to many faces and many laughs. Keeping up with his...Read More »
17 of 51 | Posted by: Cyndi Campbell - Minooka, IL

“George was the first person from the ACOR group that called me back in 2008 when my husband was diagnosed. A caring, compassionate man George was...Read More »
18 of 51 | Posted by: Marilyn Slagel - Panama, IL

“George reached out to me through the on line EC group when I was first diagnosed ten years ago.I was so scared and he helped me during that time. He...Read More »
19 of 51 | Posted by: Bobbi - MT

“I am very sorry for your loss. George reached out to me when my husband was diag. with Esophageal Cancer.. I like his straight forwardness in...Read More »
20 of 51 | Posted by: jean - NY

“I always looked forward to messages and words of wisdom from George. He was very supportive to all of us that were dealing with cancer one way or...Read More »
21 of 51 | Posted by: Kelly Reiten - Puyallup, WA

“I couldn't believe it could be true- kept waiting to hear George provide the punch line that he's still here and kickin. As so many others have said,...Read More »
22 of 51 | Posted by: Margaret

“When my husband was diagnosed with EC in 2006, George was the first to welcome us to the EC list with compassion, humor and outrageous disrespect for...Read More »
23 of 51 | Posted by: Dianna(King) Baldwin - Arlington, WA

“Ms. Hicks. I just wanted you to know that so many were blessed by George's humor and candidness in the EC group. He was one of a kind and always...Read More »
24 of 51 | Posted by: Cindy Marcou - Cincinnati, OH

“I read many of George's posts. He will be missed...Rhonda Small ”
25 of 51 | Posted by: Rhonda Small - Kennesaw, GA

“George made me and my husband laugh all the time. My Henry was battling EC and always got such a kick out of George and his timely responses, antics,...Read More »
26 of 51 | Posted by: Laurie Johnson - Virginia Beach, VA

“You were the light in our darkest days George. You gave so much hope, and the courage to hang in there. Finally no more time out for you due to...Read More »
27 of 51 | Posted by: Pat Wilson - OH

“George was a big help when my dad was diagnosed with EC in 2007. And then we discovered a common belief that our dogs were "human". I will miss...Read More »
28 of 51 | Posted by: Meg Hulme - Atlanta, GA

“George, I know you are reading all these messages. I bet if you can find a way you will reply with yet another of your infamous sayings. I know you...Read More »
29 of 51 | Posted by: Robert Marvin - Diamond Bar, CA

“George reached out to my husband and I throughout our Esophageal Cancer journey. He was always straight forward and so supporting of us. We on the...Read More »
30 of 51 | Posted by: Linda Weeks - Lansing, MI

“Rest in peace. You were admired and loved by many people that have not met you. You always spoke your mind and never took crap. Leonard E. Mandel ”
31 of 51 | Posted by: Leonard Mandel - Bayside, NY

“George, you will be missed! The EC group was never the same without your daily funny, dirty jokes and amazing stories...but still, every once in a...Read More »
32 of 51 | Posted by: Barbara - NY - EC group

“George will be dearly missed, he was a pleasure to hear from over the past 10 yearsI I have been associated with the Esphogeal Cancer listserve. Rest...Read More »
33 of 51 | Posted by: Ken and Cindi Palmatier - NY

“George, RIP, you old coot!!! ”
34 of 51 | Posted by: John Kochanowski - Ft. Lauderdale, FL

“George in finally at peace. I've know George shortly after my diagnosis w/EC in 2/97. The EC discussion group was just getting started and he called...Read More »
35 of 51 | Posted by: STEVE PRESTON - PENFIELD, NY

“I knew George through the Esophageal Cancer support group on the internet. He would occasionally send me humerous emails during the years I fought...Read More »
36 of 51 | Posted by: Bill Rogerson - Midlothian, VA

“Rest in Peace, "Famous Texan". I shall miss you greatly, and the EC Group will never be the same without your wisdom, perspective and humor. ”
37 of 51 | Posted by: John Gibney - Pittsburgh, PA

“First, I have to say how shocked and sorry I am to learn about George.During the past 6 years, like everyone here, George and I emailed each other...Read More »
38 of 51 | Posted by: Mickey Solomon - Grayslake, IL

“I knew George from the EC list. He was very helpful to a very scared woman. I enjoyed his truthfulness and candor. We will miss him. . ”
39 of 51 | Posted by: Diane Wilson - Lee Summit, MO

“George, you will be missed. I loved your sense of humor, and enjoyed trading jokes with you "off the List". When you get to where you're going, say...Read More »
40 of 51 | Posted by: Judy Anderson - Kingstree, SC

“George was a great source of encouragement when I was battling esophageal cancer. He and full of wit and humor. Mark Richardson ”
41 of 51 | Posted by: Mark Joseph Richardson - TX

“I am truly saddened to learn of George's passing. He was a wonderful, caring man with a keen sense of humor.( sometimes, a little ribald). My husband...Read More »
42 of 51 | Posted by: Jackie Cocozza - Randolph,, NJ

“In 1999 when my husband was diagnosed with cancer of the esophagus, I "met" George in an online cancer group. He was so knowledgeable, encouraging,...Read More »
43 of 51 | Posted by: Elaine Conner - Garland, TX

“I will miss knowing you are on this Earth, George. You were a kind, witty and very human guiding light in my esophageal cancer journey with my father...Read More »
44 of 51 | Posted by: Jill Kemock - Redlands, CA

“Thanks for all your support to those sharing and esophageal cancer journey ”
45 of 51 | Posted by: Barbara Emery - Philadelphia, PA

“I have lost a a very dear friend. We were both survivors of Esophageal Cancer and many times I would receive an encouraging e-mail from George when...Read More »
46 of 51 | Posted by: Jane Pickett - Madison, MS

“George helped us through our journey with Esophageal Cancer. His sense of humor never failed to make us laugh. His private messages to us sustained...Read More »
47 of 51 | Posted by: Janet Aand Bob Jankel - VT

“I truly loved everything about George. He was the real deal and will be greatly missed by those of us who really cared about him. His cousin, who...Read More »
48 of 51 | Posted by: Mickey Love - Newville, PA

“This is truely the George we all new and loved for his humor and advice to those of us who, as he, had recovered from Esophageal Cancer. I know this...Read More »
49 of 51 | Posted by: Lee Hartman - Kamiah, ID - Friend

“I was diagnosed 5 years ago with Esophogeal Cancer and jointed an EC group George was apart of. He was the most wonderful man to me - made me laugh...Read More »
50 of 51 | Posted by: Diana Hahn - Cincinnati, OH

“I am not sure if this is my friend George, I last heard from him early January. The age is correct and location. He had dachunds and was an...Read More »
51 of 51 | Posted by: Jane Pickett - Madison, MS

THOMPSON, GEORGE EDWIN born February 26, 1934 in Pittsburgh, PA and passed away January 4, 2013 in Mesquite, TX. He is survived by his sister, Adella Hicks.

Graveside service will be held at 9:30 AM, Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at DFW National Cemetery in Dallas, TX.