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Obituary - Carolyn A. Thompson

Carolyn A. Thompson

Date of Passing: January 20th, 2012

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In lieu of flowers, please send donations in her memory to the Pulmonary Hypertension Association or the Carolyn A. Thompson Morrisville State College Memorial Award.

Carolyn A. (Heath) Thompson, 55 years old, of Morrisville, died Friday January 20, 2012 at Ellis Hospital, Schenectady, with her family by her side after a courageous battle with a brief illness. Carolyn was born in Utica, NY and grew up in Waterville, NY where she graduated from high school. She was a graduate of Colgate University and SUNY Morrisville where she worked for 35 years as a professor of Microbiology and Chemistry. It was through work where she met her loving husband of 19 years, Arthur R. Thompson of Morrisville. Besides her husband, she is survived by her children, Jenny Moon Lippmann and Walter Lippmann of Scotia, NY, Jessica Moon Owen and Gregory Owen of Verona, NY, Andrew Thompson of Oswego, NY, and Courtney Thompson and Steve Meyer of Philadelphia, PA; her grandchildren, Preston Lippmann, Kerrigan Owen, and Kamren and Skyler Meyer; her siblings, Linda Heath-Kolosiej and Gene Kolosiej of Jacksonville, FL, Steve and Carol Heath of Stephentown, NY, and Charlie and Christine Heath of Whitesboro, NY; and her nephew and neices, Paul Heath, Kara Taylor Carol, and Jamie Heath Lansing. She was predeceased by her father, Fredrick Heath and her mother, Elsie Holt. Carolyn loved life, teaching, traveling, and spending time with her family and dogs, Bella and Sandy. A celebration of life and memorial gathering will be held Tuesday, January 24 from 4:00-7:00 pm at Madison Hall in Morrisville. The family would like to thank the many doctors and nurses who cared for her during this illness, especially the staff on the HVICU at Hershey Medical. Bentz & Amodio Funeral Service, Inc., Utica/New Hartford.

Condolences:

My fiance Alyssa and I would like to say that professor Thompson touched both of our lives through her teachings at Morrisville State College. She will forever live in the hearts and minds of her students, she will truly be missed. Our prayers go out to you in your time of need.
Errol Dodd

So sorry to hear of your loss. Our sincere condolences
Kathy and Ron Brodeur

Art, I am truly saddened by your loss. You make a difference in so many students lives, it seems unfair that you are dealt this blow. I pray that in this time, those lives you've touched will reach out and touch you in return.
Andrew Myers

Dear Art and Families, I pray that these hours of endless sadness begin to be filled with increasing amounts of joy as you recall Carolyn's love and the light she brought into your lives. May peace fill your hearts in the days and months ahead.
Maggie Argentine

Jessica, Greg, and family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Barbara and James Kinsella
barbara kinsella

Erica and family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time. Barbara and James Kinsella
Barbara Kinsella

Very sorry for your loss. If you need anything at all please let us know. Steve, Ashlee and Peyton.
Steve Houser

I had the pleasure of taking microbiology with Mrs. Thompson. She was a wonderful women whos passion for teaching showed. My thoughts and prayers with your family. May she RIP.
Stephanie

I took Microbiology with Professor Thompson back in 2003. She was tough but fair teacher who never played favorites, and who sought only to bring the very best out of her students, regardless of ability. All my condolences to her family.
Mark Minard

Art and family - So sorry to hear of Carolyn's passing. Heather Molloy
Heather Molloy

Carolyn was an amazing educator. She will be remembered with gratitude and great admiration. My deepest sympathy to all who loved her.
Erica Kimes

So sorry to hear about your Sister, just wanted to let you know I'm here for you when you come back to work!
Christine Meyers

Carolyn was loved and will be missed,not only by family, but by many friends as well. Carolyn was my neighbor for many years, and also prepared all of my laboratory materials. I want her family to know that I am thinking of them at this time of their loss. At times in our lives our strength is tested. May this strength be your asset at this time. My regards to all the family. Leo
Leo Sharpe