Thomas A. "Tommy" Thompson, 78, of 112 Armory Blvd., Lewisburg, entered into rest at 9:47 p.m. Sunday, June 25, 2017, at his home.
He was born Jan. 17, 1939, in Kane, a son of the late Lloyd and Edith (Johnson) Thompson. On Aug. 3, 1979, he married the love of his life, the former Robynn Jackson who survives.
Tommy was a 1956 graduate of Kane Area High School and a 1960 graduate of Bucknell University, Lewisburg.
Following graduation, Tommy went on to pitch professionally for the Detroit Tigers organization for three seasons until retiring to coach at his alma mater (Bucknell University) in 1964. Tommy spent 44 years at Bucknell University as a player, assistant coach or head coach for men's basketball, baseball, and golf, until his retirement in 2001.
Tommy devoted a large portion of his life to Bucknell University. He enjoyed golfing, attending Bucknell University athletic events, watching Steelers football, and most importantly, spending time with his wife, children, and grandchildren.
In addition to his wife Robynn of 38 years, he is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Jennifer and Aaron Bolig, of Shamokin Dam; one son and daughter-in-law, Todd and Jamie Thompson, of Fairport, N.Y.; three grandsons, Gavin and Brennan Bolig, and Jackson Thompson; one granddaughter, Taylor Bolig; one brother and sister-in-law, James and Joanne Thompson, of Emporium; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by one brother, Norman Thompson; and two sisters, Peggy Pearson and Shirley Grosch.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Rooke Chapel, Bucknell University, with his pastor, the Rev. William S. Henderson officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Tommy's memory may be made to the Bucknell University Basketball Program, Baseball Program, or Golf Program, in care of the Bison Club, One Dent Drive, Lewisburg, PA 17837, or Christ's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 100 S. Third St., Lewisburg, PA 17837.
The family is being assisted by the Cronrath-Grenoble Funeral Home, South Second and St. Louis streets, Lewisburg.
Expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.cronrathgrenoblefuneralhome.com.
Published on  June 26, 2017