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Edward L. Thompson, 76, of 101st Street, an employee of the Lerner Shop in Summit Park Mall, died Monday (Oct. 27, 1997) in Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.

A native of Puryear, Tenn., Thompson moved to Niagara Falls in 1945. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

Thompson worked at Union Carbide Corp. for 15 years and then at Lerner's for the last 20 years. He was a member of the Retail and Wholesale Department Store Workers Union Local 1102, AFL-CIO. He enjoyed hunting and fishing.

His wife, the former Gelsomina "Jolly" Falcone, died in 1985.

Survivors include two daughters, Roberta L. McCulloch and Marianne J. Fernandez; a son, Edward A. of Wilson; four sisters, Margie Dougherty, Lottie Vaughn and Robbie Lowe, all of Paris, Tenn., and Sue Ellison of Cottage Grove, Tenn.; two brothers, Bobby and Pat, both of Paris, Tenn.; and two grandsons.

Services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Thursday in the Lane Funeral Home Inc., 8622 Buffalo Ave. Entombment will be in Gate of Heaven Mausoleum, Lewiston.


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