Ernest "Ernie" Thompson of Hopatcong passed away on Tuesday April 18, 2023. He was 72.
Survived by his loving wife of 51 years Elaine, children Lisa Seeger and husband Fred, Tina and husband Scott, and sons Keith and Derrick, his brother Russell and wife Cathy, six grandchildren Fred, Georgia, Nathan, Evan, Lucas, and Caroline, and his dog Noah. He was pre-deceased by his brothers James and Robert Thompson.
Ernie was a resident of Hopatcong since the 1970's. He was especially known for his devotion to his wife Elaine and his incredible work ethic. Ernie had a career as a roofer that spanned over 50 years owning his own company, but primarily with the Stanley & Orke Company of Dover, NJ. Ernie's co-workers were like his second family spending decades with them as well as with those at the Home Depot in Rockaway, NJ where he worked part-time for many years.
Ernie has left behind many beloved family memories of boating on Lake Hopatcong, vacations in Florida, the Outer Banks in North Carolina, and at the Jersey shore. He enjoyed R.C. boat modeling and was a loving dog owner. Ernie enjoyed many happy family gatherings at his home and backyard pool as well as maintaining his lawn and doing yard work together with his wife for many years. "Grampie" as his grandchildren knew him, will be dearly missed by all.
All services will be held privately at the convenience of the family.