BEACON, N.Y. – Stanton C. Tompkins, a resident of Beacon, died Thursday, July 7. He was 87.
Born June 15, 1929 in Cold Spring, he was the son of the late Stanton R. Tompkins and Ethel Gifford Tompkins.
He worked for the Ole Kartergainers Hat Company in Beacon. He was later retired from his own business, Tompkins Chevron Station in Beacon, the family business. He actively was involved with St.Luke's Episcopal Church, teaching Sunday School, a member of the American Rifle Association, proud sponsor and team player of the Men's Softball League.
From 1951-53, he was in the U.S. Army, where he was a private first class and was in the 3rd command, 164th infantry regiment, 47th Viking Division.
He is survived by his children, Stanton T. Tompkins and fiance Ann Marie Clark of Charlotte, N.C., Wayne J. Tompkins and wife Lori of Poughkeepsie, daughter, Cheri J. Tompkins Arquilla and companion George J. Carrozzelli of Beacon; grandchildren, Tracy Tompkins Townsend and Jason Tompkins of Wappingers Falls, Courtney and Jamie Causey of Monroe, N.C., Shannon Tompkins, Cara and Seth Braus and Stanton T. Tompkins II, all of Charlotte, N.C., Arika Arquilla of Pine Bush, Theresa and Wayne Tompkins of Beacon; great-grandchildren, David Ott and Dawson Causey of Monroe, N.C., Kyleigh and Morgan Tompkins, Johnny and Gianna Powlis, Jocelyn Braus and Stanton T. Tompkins III, all of Charlotte, N.C. and Mason Tompkins and Ava Tompkins, both of Wappingers Falls, and many nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.
He was predeceased by his wife, Regina; son, Charles Tompkin; great-grandchild Jacob Tompkins; and sisters, Geraldine Price, Dorthea Pavlovic and Shirley Tompkins.
Services will be private and at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Animal Rescue Foundation ARF 54 Simmons Lane, Beacon, NY 12508.
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