Ryan C. Thompson, 35, Warwick grad, worked at Fisher & Thompson, enjoyed history, hiking

By on April 19, 2017

Ryan C. Thompson, 35, of Lititz, passed away at Chambersburg Hospital following a traffic accident on Wednesday, April 12, 2017.

He was born in Lancaster to Rick and Laurie (Cassady) Thompson on April 24, 1981.

In addition to his parents, of Lititz, Ryan is survived by his brother: Reid, and his wife, Kelly (Long), and their children, Blake and Bristol; several aunts, uncles, and cousins; and his loving golden retriever and best friend: Cooper.

Ryan was preceded in death by his grandparents: Frank and Gloria Thompson of Vermont, and Curtis and Myrna Cassady of Lititz.

He was a 1999 graduate from Warwick High School, where he played football and soccer. Ryan attended a semester at the University of West Virginia, a semester at the University of Pittsburgh, and completed electrical school in Vermont. Living in Vermont for seven years, he worked as an electrical journeyman before moving back to Lancaster County. He currently worked for his father in the family business, Fisher & Thompson Inc., in Leola, as assistant parts department manager.

Ryan loved to learn, and had a special interest in history, often watching the History Channel. A MacGyver-type man, he collected trinkets, odd tools and gadgets. He loved hiking in the woods, and helped his friends build a sugar house in Vermont, where he found much joy in God’s natural surroundings.

Ryan dearly loved his nephew, Blake, and niece, Bristol, and spent as much time with them as possible. He had a big smile, loving and empathetic heart; his giggle brought joy to all nearby.

A celebration of life was held April 18 at Lancaster Brethren in Christ Church, Lancaster, with Pastor Joshua Nolt officiating. Interment was be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, 55 Day Lane, Williston, VT 05495. Make checks payable to American Cancer Society and put “Grams Gang – Caledonia County Relay” in the reference field.

To place a condolence online, visit SnyderFuneralHome.com. Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home, Lititz, handled the arrangements.

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