David Edward Thompson

May 19, 1961 ~ January 23, 2022 (age 60)


David Edward Thompson age 60, of Gary, IN passed away on Sunday January, 23rd, 2022. Dave was born on 5/19/1961 to the late Edward and Hattie Thompson in Chicago, IL

Dave is survived by his two loved children Nicole (Corey) Dillard of Hanover Park, IL and Justin Thompson of Carpentersville, IL. He was proud to be a grandfather to Julian Dillard. He is also survived by his two beloved sisters, Debra (Steve) Cash of Gary, IN and Diane (Dave) Wegener-Beguin of Rochelle, IL. He was also survived by his five nieces and many great nieces and nephews.

Dave was a graduate from Conant High School in Hoffman Estates, IL. He was a self-taught Computer wiz. He worked 20+ years in the IT Dept. at the Chicago Tribune and the LA Times. Later he received his CDL and for the last 11 years drove for Grant Hagberg Co. of Griffith, IN. Mechanics came naturally to him. Dave loved music, movies, sports (especially the 2016 Cubs), history, astronomy, and the Pacific Ocean. He also enjoyed riding his motorcycle. Dave had a great sense of humor and a kind generous heart. He will be missed.

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