SCHENECTADY - John C. Tompkins, 65, of Watt St, died Wed, Feb 26th at home, following an extended illness. Born in Troy, Nov 15, 1954, son of the late Edward and Claire Tompkins, he was a graduate of Keveny Academy, and had also studied at ABC and College of St. Rose.
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John retired several years ago from Wolferts Roost Country Club in Albany where he worked as a bookkeeper and accounts clerk for about 25 years. Previously he had worked at the former Leonard Hospital in Troy.
A former EMT for the Waterford Rescue Squad, John was a spelunker, coin collector. billiards player and past tenor member of the Mendelssohn Club of Albany for several years.
John and his wife enjoyed traveling, trips to Europe, Mexico and the east cost of America.
John was known for his great appetite, his friendly and uplifting attitude and friend to many.
Survivors include his wife of 39+ years, Laurie Russom Tompkins, his in-law family: Diane (Jim) Harrison, Velma Russom, Patricia (Carlos) Quinones, Dan (Jill) Russom, Roberta (Mike C) Russom along with their families. Dear friends Andrea and Wayne Miller and Pam Bonesteel, also his feline friends: Willie, Mama and Bootsie.
Calling hours at DeVito-Salvadore Funeral Home, 39 So. Main St. Mechanicville on Sunday from 2 - 5 PM with a Funeral Service at 5 PM.
In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to a charity of one's choice.