NORWALK, Conn. – C. Sheldon Thompson Jr., of Norwalk, died Monday, Jan. 25 at Norwalk Hospital. He was 88.
Thompson was born in Los Angeles to Charles Sheldon and Lillie Esther (nee Magie) Thompson. He served as a Merchant Marine in World War II.
He went on to work as a teacher at Westminster College and the University of Utah, earning a Ph.D.
After teaching in Utah, Thompson worked as a mineralogist for various corporations, including Union Carbide and R.T. Vanderbilt.
He continued as an industrial consultant after retiring.
Thompson was predeceased by his parents; a brother, Bruce; his first wife, Vera; and a son-in-law, Cliff Ross.
He is survived by his second wife, Linda; a daughter, Lynn Setesak and her husband Scott; a son, Charles of Tucson, Ariz.,; a daughter, Katherine Ross; and five grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Jerome’s Church, 23 Half Mile Road, Norwalk, on Saturday, Jan. 30, at 11 a.m.
A memorial gathering will be held Saturday, Feb. 6, at 2 p.m. at Saugatuck Congregational Church, 245 Post Road E., Westport.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to a favorite charity in his memory.
For directions or to post online condolences, go to www.magnerfuneralhome.com.
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