Robert S. Thompson, age 73, of Caton, NY died Saturday, March 2, 2019 at Guthrie Corning Hospital.
Bob aka Butch, T, Twaz, Uncle Shirley, Coach, Papa T was born on May 11, 1945 in Buffalo, NY to Theodore and Barbara (Nemsovsky) Thompson. He married Candace Boyle on June 17, 1983 in South Corning and served his country in the United States Navy for over 20 years.
Bob graduated from Corning Free Academy, completed his Bachelor's at Cortland University and his Master's at the University of Illinois. He was a coach for lacrosse and football at many different local schools and also coached basketball at SCT BOCES. He loved playing golf with his family and friends, enjoyed working outside at the house, and hanging out on the deck watching his grandkids play. He gave blood for the Red Cross as often as possible. He retired from BOCES in Horseheads as a physical education teacher in 2008.
He was an active member of the CPP Sports Hall of Fame, Lions Club, Elks Club, VFW, American Legion, Community Progress, President of the CFA Alumni as well as a former member of the South Corning Volunteer Fire Department.
He is survived by his wife Candi; sons, Daniel Burnside of Corning and Dennis (Amanda Madsen) Burnside of Elmira; his mom, Barbara Hughes of Corning; grandchildren, Taylor, Daniel, Emma, Gavin, and Brenna; and many friends.
Calling hours will be held on Sunday, March 10th from 12 - 3 PM at Haughey Funeral Home, Inc., 216 E. First Street in Corning where the Elks Lodge of Sorrow Service will be held at 2:45 PM and funeral services with Military Honors will follow at 3:00 PM with Pastor Chad Sayers officiating.
Memorial donations may be made in Robert's name to Corning Painted Post Sports Hall of Fame, PO Box 881, Corning, NY 14830.
Bob's family entrusted his care to Haughey Funeral Home, Inc.