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Raymond James Thompson

January 9, 1941 — June 1, 2024

Mt. Pleasant

Raymond James Thompson

Raymond James Thompson, 83, passed away at home, under hospice care, on Saturday, June 1, 2024. 

Ray was born in Darby PA on January 9, 1941.  He was eldest son of Raymond O. and Mary Elizabeth Nicholson Thompson, predeceased by his brothers Robert  and Kenneth.  He was a graduate of Yeadon High School, attended Delaware Valley College obtaining his degree in Landscape Architecture and Horticulture. He later received his teaching degree from Glassboro State College.  Ray resided in Northfield New Jersey for the next 30 years raising his four children.  He loved playing a quick game of basketball and was always giving helpful tips on how to improve your shot.  Ray enjoyed playing golf with friends and relaxing by the pool after a long day at work.


Coach, as many of his friends called him, was a career high school math and science teacher and boys basketball coach.  As a Landscape architect Ray owned his landscaping business Pasadena Gardens in  South Jersey and loved nothing more than being outside with his hands in the dirt.  His beautiful yard and garden in Mount Pleasant is a testament to that love.  Coach was a life-long sports fan, watching college basketball especially  the Duke blue devils, the Philadelphia Phillies and  spent every football Sunday in his man cave, cheering for the Philadelphia Eagles, with his friends and his sidekick, Toddy, the wire fox terrier.


Coach is survived by his longtime partner, DeAnn Roddy; two daughters, Jennifer Glenn (Joe) and Suzanne Troiano; two sons, Raymond Jr. and Jeffrey (Shana) and 6 grandchildren.


A celebration of his life will be held at a later date in Mount Pleasant, with ashes interred in Pennsylvania.  Arrangements by J. Henry Stuhr, Inc. Mount Pleasant Chapel.

Memorials may be made to Lutheran Hospice, 1885 Rifle Range Rd. Mt Pleasant, SC 29464.

A memorial message may be sent to the family by visiting our website at www.jhenrystuhr.com 
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