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Service measured not by GOLD,
          but by the GOLDEN RULE

330.262.7771

Gary L. Thompson, 75, of Wooster died peacefully at home on Wednesday, April 27, 2022.
Gary was the son of Donald and Mary (Lautzenheiser) Thompson, local natives and true salt of the earth rural citizens. Gary and his sister Joan grew up in Wooster. Gary was a member of the mighty WHS class of 1964. Following college and graduate school, he began a career in education that spanned a period of 45 years in a variety of positions that included both teaching and administration.   It was a job choice that he never regretted and provided a rewarding and enjoyable way to earn a living.
Gary and Carol (Beem) were married in 1970 and are the parents of Andrew, Meredith, Laura (deceased), and Christopher.   Parenting their children and enjoying their activities provided many delightful hours as a family.
Gary ™s life was also enriched by many years of community service in both appointed and elected positions in the city and county, as well as service groups and religious activities as a member of First Presbyterian Church.
In his retirement years, Gary continued to learn and laugh in his Wooster home with his cherished wife Carol and their beloved golden retriever Scamp.
œIt was a good life. May God bless you all. 
Gary was preceded in death by his parents, sister Joan Stebelton (Vernon), sister-in-law Margi Beem-Miller, infant daughter Laura, and best dog Scamp.
Gary is survived by his wife, Carol; children Andrew (Alyssa) of Indianapolis, IN, Meredith (Bill) of Wooster, OH, and Christopher (Annie) of Salem, MA; grandchildren Davis, Riley Anne, Max, Juliette, Sophie, and Lucy Thompson; brother-in-law Bruce Beem-Miller and niece and nephews in Ithaca, NY and Germany; sister-in-law Amy Phillips-Beem and niece in Ann Arbor, MI; and Stebelton nieces and nephews in the Wayne County area.
The family extends sincere thanks to Gary ™s specialists at Cleveland Clinic for many years of quality care and the compassionate caregivers at Wooster Community Hospital and Ohio ™s Hospice LifeCare.  
As per Gary ™s wishes, there will be no public services.  
McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster is assisting the family.
Those who wish may make a memorial contribution to Ohio ™s Hospice LifeCare, 1900 Akron Rd., Wooster, OH 44691 or to First Presbyterian Church, 621 College Ave., Wooster, OH 44691 or to a charity of your choice.  
Tributes may be shared at www.mcintirebradhamsleek.com

Memorial Contributions
Those who wish may make a memorial contribution to Ohio ™s Hospice LifeCare, 1900 Akron Rd., Wooster, OH 44691 or to First Presbyterian Church, 621 College Ave., Wooster, OH 44691 or to a charity of your choice.  

Service
As per Gary ™s wishes, there will be no public services.  

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