Dr. Robert Q. Thompson
- May 24, 1925 - January 13, 2012
- Greenwood, Indiana
of Robert 's Passing
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“Greg - Sorry to hear of your fathers passing. I have fond memories of your mother and father when we were growing up. Lost touch during the years...Read More »
1 of 8 | Posted by: Phil Mize - Nashville, IN
“So sorry to hear of your father's passing. I just saw it today (Thursday). I live across the street from your Dad and I did not know until now. May...Read More »
2 of 8 | Posted by: Judy Thompson
“Hey Greg,hope you're doing well.ydkal
3 of 8 | Posted by: Gary Day - Greenwood, IN - Friend
“I've worked at Muscatatuck NWR over 20 years and Bob was birding here on a regular basis long before I arrived. He could identify every bird out...Read More »
4 of 8 | Posted by: Donna Stanley
“I first met Bob at Muscatatuck NWR about seven years ago. He became a mentor to Sally and I and was very helpful in getting us started on our birding...Read More »
5 of 8 | Posted by: Dave Crouch - Seymour, IN
“I met Bob while working at the library. What a delightful man! He always has a story or joke for us. We have missed him.
6 of 8 | Posted by: Kathy Clarke
“I can't say that I knew him well, but can honestly say that Bob left a positive impression on me. Our paths crossed from time to time related to...Read More »
7 of 8 | Posted by: Lee Casebere - Indianapolis, IN
“To Bob's family- So sorry for the loss of you father. I enjoyed talking to him at the Community Center where we exercised. He truly was a sweet...Read More »
8 of 8 | Posted by: Dorothy Abell - Greenwood, IN
Dr. Robert Q. "Bob" Thompson, 86, passed away January 13, 2012.
Born on May 24, 1925 in Anamosa, Iowa to the late Quincy and Frances (Brockman) Thompson. He graduated from Anamosa High School in 1944. After graduating from Iowa State University with his B.S. degree in Chemistry, he earned a PhD in biochemistry from Penn State University.
R.Q., as he was known professionally, was employed for 30 years with Eli Lilly & Co., starting as a research biochemist and holding several management positions in antibiotic development. During his career at Lilly he served two years as Director of Antibiotics Manufacturer at Dista Products in England. He was a member of several honorary and professional scientific societies.
Robert was a member of the Greenwood United Methodist Church for over 50 years where he held many leadership positions including Chairman of Ad Council, Finance Committee and Trustees. He also served on the staff of the Parish Committee.
Robert enjoyed photography, fishing and birding. During his retirement he and his wife did extensive traveling and birding. His life list of North American bird species totaled 704 which he had observed from the RioGrande north through Canada, Alaska, and to the St. Lawrence Island in the Bearing Sea. Locally he enjoyed birding at Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge and Northwest Park in Greenwood.
Robert was a member of and supportive of the American Birding Association, American Bird Conservancy, Indiana Audubon Society, and Amos Butler Audubon Society.
Robert was keenly supportive of college students and had endowed scholarships at Iowa State University and Penn State University. He was also keenly interested in and supportive of the conservation effort of the Nature Conservancy.
He is survived by his children, Gregory Robert Thompson, Michele Stillinger and Dawn Thompson and several grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 58 years, Lou (Mahaffey) Thompson.
Services will be at Noon Wednesday, January 18 at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory, Greenwood Chapel, with calling from 10 AM until time of
services. Private entombment will be at Washington Park East Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Greenwood United Methodist Church, 525 N. Madison Avenue, Greenwood, IN 46142-4048.
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January 18, 2012
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service, Greenwood Chapel
481 W. Main St.
Greenwood, IN 46142
January 18, 2012
481 W. Main Street
Greenwood, IN 46142
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