Charles O. Thompson III, 56, construction estimator

July 28, 2004

Charles O. Thompson III, a retired construction estimator, died of heart failure Saturday at his Glen Burnie home. He was 56.

Mr. Thompson was born in Altoona, Pa., and raised in Glen Burnie, graduating from Glen Burnie High School in 1966. He served in the Marine Corps during the late 1960s.

Mr. Thompson had been a construction estimator in New York and Pennsylvania before returning to Glen Burnie in 1987. He was employed in the late 1980s by a Glen Burnie manufacturer of highway guardrails.

Mr. Thompson stopped working because of illness in 1996, and received a heart transplant at Johns Hopkins Hospital in 1997.

He enjoyed fishing and was an avid vegetable and flower gardener.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. tomorrow at Singleton Funeral Home, 1 Second Ave. SW, in Glen Burnie.

Mr. Thompson is survived by his wife of 14 years, the former Margaret von Lindenberg; a stepson, Jason Wood of Baltimore; his parents, Charles O. Thompson Jr. and Lorraine M. Thompson of Glen Burnie; a brother, Gary Thompson of Pasadena; and two sisters, Cheryl Ritz of Edgewater and Yvonne Dowgiallo of Pasadena.

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