Wellsville, NY - Jeffrey T. Thompson, 89, of 17 E. Hanover Street passed away on Monday, June 18, 2018 at Jones Memorial Hospital, with his family at his side. He was born on February 11, 1929 in Lodi, NY the son of the late Ray and Elsie (Berry) Thompson. On October 3, 1953 in Wellsville he married I. Joyce Taylor who predeceased him on January 12, 2012. In July of 2015 he reconnected with his 1st high school love, Margaret Buchholz, who was his companion until the end.
Jeff was raised in Seneca Falls and moved to Wellsville in his late teens. He was a 1947 graduate of Wellsville High School. He served with the U.S. Army from 1950 to 1952. He was formerly employed at the Modern Diner, and Capital Plastics in Wellsville, the U.S. Postal Service in Wellsville, and the New York State Department of Transportation; retiring in 1996. He was also a bartender for the VFW, Penn Valley, the Shamrock Inn, the Cameo Restaurant, and private parties for the Harris family. He was a member of the Morrison Hayes Post 702 American Legion. He was a Drill Team member, and Past Captain of the McEwen Hose Company No. 4. He enjoyed coffee with the guys every morning at the Modern Diner, and coffee with the guys at Berger King every afternoon.
He is survived by two daughters, Ellen (Karl) Perkins of Andover, and Valerie Wells of Alden, four grandchildren, Trevor Perkins of Corning, Erica, Todd Jeffrey, and Vivica Wells all of Alden, two great grandsons, Kale Perkins, who he shared a birthday with, and Chase Perkins both of Corning.
Friends are invited to call on Friday, June 22, 2018 form 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc. in Wellsville. The funeral will follow visitation at 1:00 pm in the funeral home. Burial with military honors will be in Greenwood Cemetery. Please consider memorial donations to the Wilmont Cancer Center, 601 Elmwood Avenue, Rochester, NY 14642. To leave online condolences, please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.