Paul E. Thompson

April 22, 1968 - October 3, 2012

04/22/1968 - 10/03/2012

THOMPSON, Paul E. 44, of St. Clairsville, OH, died Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at home.
He was born April 22, 1968 in Lancaster, PA, the son of William and Theresa Ross Thompson.
Paul was the Produce Director for Riesbeck’s Food Market and a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, St. Clairsville, OH.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his loving wife, Daniele Poist Thompson, three sons, Logan, Landen and Lancen Thompson, two brothers, Bill Angela Thompson and Ross Lisa Thompson, one sister, Lynnan Heise all of St. Clairsville; nieces and nephews, Michael and Mallory Heise, Whitney, Tyler and Emily Thompson.
Friends received 12-3 and 5-8 p.m. Sunday at the Beck-Altmeyer Funeral Home, 214 W. Main St., St. Clairsville, where Vigil services will be held 5:00 p.m.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Monday, October 8, 2012 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, St. Clairsville, with Rev. Thomas Chillog as celebrant.
Interment in Union Cemetery, St. Clairsville, OH.
Paul loved and cherished his family, his wife, parents, brothers, sister, nieces, nephews and friends.
His greatest joy and gift was his three amazing sons, watching their sporting events and school activities or just sharing family time.
His heartfelt laugh will never be forgotten.
Memorial Contributions can be made to the Paul E. Thompson Memorial Fund, c/o PNC Bank, 199 W. Main St., Saint Clairsville, OH. 43950
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Corey and Marcus Adkins
7 years ago

Bill and Theresa and family,

We are so sorry to hear of such a great loss to your family. May you find comfort in the great memories of Paul and in knowing you are in the thoughts and prayers of so many people.

Carly Corey's twin and Troy Evans
7 years ago

Bill and Theresa,

We are so sorry to hear about your loss. It sounds like Paul was a real character and a great man. You and the rest of his family are in our thoughts and prayers. You have our deepest sympathies.

Rita Kelley
7 years ago

Daniele and sons, I am so sorry for your loss.

I had the great pleasure of working just few doors down from Paul in the office. I don’t know I have met many more people in my life like him. He was committed to you and the boys. Our sons play ball against each other and that’s what his greatest pleasure in life I believe was, all of you. What a joy he was to be around with that infectious smile and positive attitude! I feel blessed to have met him ! He will be greatly missed but I am sure will be watching over all of you.

Scott Carnes
7 years ago


Words can not express my sorrow for you and the boys. I can remember Paul his first day at Riesbecks I had just started my new position as deli director about the same time. Paul was a joy to be around and I can tell you from personal expierence how much you and the boys meant to him, I have so many memories of those early morning talks in our offices with Paul, Rusty and myself about what our boys had done and no matter who was mad the others always laughed about the situation then we would all end up laughing. My life is better for knowing Paul he was a man of character and very honerable. God Bless you and your family. I am so very sorry for your loss, we have truly lossed a good Father, man and person from our town.

When you feel you can not stand any more Kneel, God is always there for you! Or thoughts and our prayers are with you.

Kim Davis
7 years ago

Danielle and family, I was saddened to hear of Pauls passing. I remember all the fun times we had working together at both the Wadsworth and Fairlawn Giant Eagle stores, I can still see his smile he was always happy and so much fun to be around. He will be missed by so many. My condolences to you and your family. Love you all.

Dianna Ward
7 years ago

Danielle, My deepest sympathy to you and your family. What a wonderful example Paul was for your boys. He was always happy, smiling from ear to ear and always had something nice to say. When he walked into a room it was filled with warmth. I have been blessed to know him and have him as a friend and co-worker. God give you peace. My prayers are with you and your family.

Judy Horn
7 years ago

Dear Daniele and sons,

My heart is saddened hearing of Pauls death. I worked with him at Giant Eagle in North Canton. I know how much his family meant to him. He always knew how to make someone laugh and always had a smile even during serious times. I extend to you my deepest sympathy.

Judy Horn

Tammy Richmond
7 years ago

Dear Lynnan and family, my heart is heavey and I am very saddened for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. God bless

Jacquie Greenwood
7 years ago

Dear Thompson Family,

I am deeply sorry for your sudden loss of Paul. I worked with him at Riesbeck’s Corp. Office. He always had a smile on his face and I could hear his laughter down the hall from my desk. He will be missed. Praying for all of you to find peace and comfort during this difficult time.

Shawn Denius
7 years ago

Dear Thompson Family,

I was blessed to have known and worked with Paul. He was kind, caring and a very positive man. My sincere condolences go out to all of his family. You will all be in my thoughts and prayers.

Cousin Mick
7 years ago

Dearest Theresa, It has been many years since we all shared a home in East Palestine,The”Ross” girls were the sisters I never had. There is much love for you during these very difficult times.


Michelle Persinger Matuga
7 years ago

From the first grade on, I never forgot Paul and how funny he was. What a time we all had laughing with him! Comfort and peace to Paul’s family.

Kurt Koerber
7 years ago

Have so many memories of Paul growing up, School and Church. He had a way of lighting up any room or situation with his Smile and Laugh and of course his sense of humor! He will be remembered by so many. Rest In Peace Paul! Thoughts, Prayers, Love and Hugs to the entire Thompson Family. You all have a special bond and Faith that will get you all through this difficult time.

kathy rastetter
7 years ago

I worked with paul at the giant eagle in fairlawn. I can not tell you how sorry I am to hear of paul’s passing. He was so much fun to work with and to be around. Please know that I am praying for your family and may God keep you close. always , kathy rastetter

Dot Labin
7 years ago

I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May you all be blessed with strength and healing to get through this difficult time. Keep the memories forever, and never forget what a great man he was. love, Dot

Lisa Rockwell Bohrer
7 years ago

I am so sorry to hear about Paul. I feel blessed to have been able to share lots of laughs with him in high school. He always made me smile.

Melissa Winland
7 years ago

I am so very sorry for your loss! Your family is in my thoughts and prayers!

Andrea Morris Bailey
7 years ago

I have such fond memories of Paul in middle and high school. He had a wonderful pleasant spirit about him all the time. My thoughts and prayers are with his wife, children and entire family.

Lisa Yeater-Wilson
7 years ago

I haven’t seen Paul in years but will never forget his terrific sense of humor and sweet

nature. I know he will be greatly missed. I prayer that God will grant family and friends peace and comfort at this difficult time. Sending my thoughts and prayers.

7 years ago

I just found out about Paul’s passing and am deeply saddened. I worked with Paul at the Fairlawn Giant Eagle and he was a great guy. I will keep him and his family in our prayers.

Mike Jurek
7 years ago

I saw Paul for a sales call once every quarter. Our short meetings always consisted of an all business, “cut to the chase” type of discussion for 5 minutes, and then just as quickly the conversation switched to my family and to his family for the duration of meeting. He was extremely proud of his family. I was blessed to have known him. My prayers go out to Paul’s family and to his cohorts at Riesbeck’s.


Margaret Sine
7 years ago

I was deeply saddened to learn of Paul’s death. I had not seen him for many years, but I saw from his picture in the paper that he never lost that mischievous grin he had as a fifth grader at Paden City Elementary.

God bless you.

Terry Best
7 years ago

I was saddened to hear of Pauls passing. I worked with him at Riesbecks in Follansbee..He had become a friend..He could make me laugh no matter how bad a day I had…He loved his family and talked of them all the time..His smile and laugh were contagious..My heartfelt prayers go out to all Pauls family..God will help heal..but it takes time…

Jodi Cline Lemon
7 years ago

I was so sorry to hear of Paul’s sudden passing. Paul was one of my brother Bill’s best friends and spent a lot of time in our home when we were growing up. He was like another brother to me. I think mom put it best when she said he was one of those kids you loved to see come around! I haven’t seen Paul since he graduated from PCHS, but I will never forget that smile and laugh that touched so many lives. I only regret that we did not stay in touch with him and know him as a husband and father. I can only imagine that he was completely dedicated to his family and that he chose a very special woman to be his wife. My heart breaks for all of you and you will all be in my prayers.

Lori Lopez Daugherty
7 years ago

I was so sorry to hear of your loss. I graduated from paden city with Paul, but we did not keep in touch. I just remember he always had a joke to make everyone laugh and a smile on his face. You are in my prayers.

Sincerely, Lori Daugherty

George Dennis
7 years ago

I worked with Paul at Giant Eagle for a number of years. You couldn’t have asked for a nicer boss who was liked by everyone he worked with. The stories he told about family, work and play would keep you laughing until tears were flowing. I’ve talked to Paul a few times since he left Giant Eagle and finally got to see him and Daniele for a short visit this summer. He left us way too soon and will be missed by many. I am so fortunate to have known Paul and been a part of his life. What a great guy! Thoughts and prayers go out to his family, especially Daniele, Logan, Landen and Lancen.

Chris Pagano
7 years ago

I worked with Paul coaching a basketball team for our sons. I found him to be a great man. I already miss his gentle but sure nature and great advice. His committment to his wife and sons is an example to me that I live by.Although he prefered staying in the background his powerful character and influence always brought him to the forefront.My family hopes to stay in contact with his family and help anytime and for as long as they need us to.

Miranda Schilling
7 years ago

I worked with Paul for a few years. I loved working with him he was always positive and you could tell he was smiling on the other end of the phone. Paul supported and inspired me to move forward and do well with my schooling and all. I will never forget that. I am so sorry for your loss. Always remember he will always be with you no matter what watching over you. The whole family is in my thoughts and prayers!

C.R. Murtha
7 years ago

It seems like yesterday “Little Paul” the twins Pat & Paul Beaty and me ran the neighborhoods of Paden City. We played football, baseball, raced popsicle sticks after a rainstorm, and pelted the neighbors garage with mud pies. I tell my boys stories about how we used to walk down to the river with a can of corn and our fishing poles and pull out carp that weighed as much as we did. I will always remember him as the kid lived accross the street since I moved away when I was 13 but his laugh is still ingrained in my head after all these years. It sounds like from what everyone has written here that he kept that laugh and became a good man and a dovoted husband and father. I can’t imagine the loss they feel and my prayers go out to the entire family.

cheryl mccune
7 years ago

Lynnan and family,

I offer my deepest sympathy to you all. My continued thoughts and prayers will be with you in the difficult days ahead. May you find comfort in knowing that others care.

Cheryl McCune

Joe Crews
7 years ago

May you rest in peace Paul, thanks for being a great co-worker and most of all for being my friend. I will miss you .

Nancy Springer
7 years ago

My deepest sympathies to you all. Paul was a great young man and attended PCHS with my son Greg. We all really liked Paul and enjoyed his wonderful sense of humor and friendly ways! Am sure he grew to be a good and loving adult and retained that sense of humor! May God comfort you with His Holy Spirit and give you peace.

Kari Wetzel Weekley
7 years ago

My heart goes out to the Thompson family, this was such a shock to all of us, Paul was such a young man, Paden City High School has lost another Wildcat. RIP Paul you will be missed

Barney Riesbeck
7 years ago

My prayers and thought go out to the Thompson extended family.

Jan Utt
7 years ago

My sincere sympathy goes out to Paul’s entire family & friends! Paul had the gift from god! He was a joy to be around! Prayers for all who knew him!

Amy Giesecke
7 years ago

My sincerest condolences to Paul’s wife Daniele and their boys…anyone who knew Paul, knew how much he loves his family. All of his friends and coworkers at Riesbeck’s will truly miss him. I pray his family may find comfort and peace knowing that he is in God’s arms.

“And he said, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.” And he said to him, “Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise.” – Luke 23:42,43

Doug Stewart
7 years ago

My thought and prayers go out to the Thompson Families. Paul was always a friend and best friend anyone could ever have. I will miss that laugh, one I wish I could hear right now. I love ya Paul! You will be missed by all! God Bless .

Mark Kemp
7 years ago

My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time. I worked with Paul at Riesbeck’s and he could always be counted on for making you smile and laugh. Every time you asked how he was doing, he replied “Peachy!”. He will be missed.

Elly Hutchens
7 years ago

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. so sorry for your loss.

Judi Hill Bennett
7 years ago

My thoughts and prayers go out to Paul’s family. I can remember growing up his laugh and how he would make others laugh too. He always had a smile.

The Red Devil Club
7 years ago

No doubt Paul’s charismatic smile and easy demeanor left a lasting impression on all those he met. His enthusiasm for his family and unwavering support of all of their endeavors both on the field and off leaves a bright and shining example for all of his family and friends to follow. Know that your St C family will support you all.

Emily & Alan Fryar
7 years ago

Our dear Daniele, Logan, Landen and Lancen,

We struggle to find the words to express our deepest sorrow for you all. Our hearts are heavy, in disbelief, and feel empty. I can’t even begin to jot down all the amazing memories that we have but I can say that we do and always will cherish them. We love you all so much and are heartbroken.

The Virden Family
7 years ago

Our hearts are breaking for the entire Thompson Family. Paul was a bright spot

In our lives, we loved him dearly. Our deepest sympathy to you

Lisa Ferrebee Young
7 years ago

Our hearts are broke,our eyes filled with tears. My thoughts and prayers are with all of Pauls family and friends. I have so many memories of Paul from our school days. If anyone could ever make a person smile and laugh, it was Paul!

Rev. Mr. G.Heise
7 years ago

Our prayers are with you all. Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord.

May his soul rest in peace.

Mike and Kim Ferrebee and family
7 years ago

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this unexpected time of sorrow. Paul was a very special person to all of us. Paul was always easy going and enjoyed life.

Bobette Greenfield
7 years ago

Paul always had a way of making everyone smile around him. We will be praying for you and your family during this difficult time.

Paul Beaty
7 years ago

Paul was always fun to be around, running the neighborhood. I remember his Mom or Dad would come out and yell for Paul to come inside to eat or for the nightand he would be with Pat and I. I would yell back “I’m coming!” when they shouted for Paul. Then we would hear them yell back “the other one” or “Little Paul”. We always laughed about that. We MIGHT have been ornery. RIP Paul

Susan McCoy Anderson
7 years ago

Paul was always such a great guy. He will be missed by many. We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers.

Aaron Veyon
7 years ago

Paul was one of my best friends throughout the bulk of our school years. I have a LOT of good memories of him, especially as so many others have noted of his humor and his infectious laugh. I regret that we didn’t keep in touch after he moved from Paden City, but I never forgot about him. In all I feel very blessed to have had the honor of knowing Paul. It is with deep remorse that I offer my condolences to his wife and three sons, and to the rest of the Thompson family.