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“Marcy, I just found out about your Dad. I am so sorry I missed it. I lost my Father March 31st so I know how you are feeling. My Deepest...Read More »
1 of 11 | Posted by: Margie Carey - Fort Wayne, IN

“Bob was my manager when IBM was on South Harrison Street and we continued working together until I transferred to Florida in 1985. They were good...Read More »
2 of 11 | Posted by: Ray Bechtel - Roxboro, NC

“I had the honor of being Bob's secretary for many years at IBM. What a great man to work for! Always the gentleman & always with that beautiful...Read More »
3 of 11 | Posted by: Sally Smith - Fort Wayne, IN

“I had the privilege of working with Bob for 29 years. His counsel and support played a large roll in the success I had at IBM. His cheerful...Read More »
4 of 11 | Posted by: John Nowlan - Fort Wayne, IN

“A true friend of mine for fifty years. He and I had a lot in common, as did a lot of other IBMer's I worked alongside. And that was trying to help...Read More »
5 of 11 | Posted by: Raymond E Capehart - fort wayne, IN

“Bob was one of the people who helped to define for me the special nature of what IBM meant to all of us who were fortunate enough to have shared that...Read More »
6 of 11 | Posted by: Dan Servos - Lagro, IN

“One of the nicest, sweetest men I ever knew at IBM. Rest in peace Mr. T. Mona Lewis Cade IBM Project Manager (Retired) ”
7 of 11 | Posted by: Mona Lewis Cade - Fort Wayne, IN

“Bob was my first contact in IBM. Bob interviewed me the first and only time; that single interview had a tremendous impact on my life and had set my...Read More »
8 of 11 | Posted by: Ray Mata IBM Project Manager - IN

“Bob was my first boss when I started with IBM in 1967. His vigilant guidance(which I required much of) and encouragement got me on the right path to...Read More »
9 of 11 | Posted by: Wendell Summers - Warren, IN

“Bob was the perfect example of a gentleman. He could make everyone feel like he knew them forever. He shared his feelings so easily. His love for...Read More »
10 of 11 | Posted by: Tom & Jo Frysinger - Roanoke, IN

“the longer I knew BOB the more I appreciated his friendship. I am so glad we were able to share Sunday dinners together I will miss my Friend so much ”
11 of 11 | Posted by: TED MILLER - FT WAYNE, IN


Robert C. Thompson, 83, passed away Wednesday, March 11, 2009 at his home in Fort Wayne. Born in Piper City, IL, he was a District Manager with IBM Corp. for 35 years, retiring in 1983. He was an avid golfer, playing often at Riverbend and Cedar Creek Golf Courses. He enjoyed being on the water and fishing on Lake Erie. He is survived by his daughters, Sue (Tom) Smith of Jimmerson LK, Angola, and Marcy Wastl of West Lafayette; brothers, Jerry E. (Winnie) Thompson of Malta, IL, and Boake C. (Betty) Thompson of Winter Haven, FL; granddaughters, Brooke Boissenet of Kyle, TX, and Courtney Boissenet of Kalamazoo, MI :grandson, Kurt Wastl of Bloomington; and her friend Jane Hendry of Fort Wayne. He was preceded in death by his wife, Leigh Thompson; parents, Inza and Benjamin Thompson; granddaughter, Lauren Wastl. Service is 2 p.m. Saturday at D.O. McComb & Sons Maplewood Park Funeral Home, 4017 Maplecrest Road with calling one hour prior, Rev. John Green officiating. Calling also from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial in Covington Memorial Gardens. Memorials to Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana or Lauren M. Wastl Memorial Scholarship c/o West Lafayette, Jr.-Sr. High School.