Charles D. Thompson passed away on December 4, 2011 due to complications from an automobile accident. He was born on October 7, 1922 in Brockton, Mass. to Charles and Mabel Thompson. He served in the Marine Corps from 1942 to 1945. He served in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater in 1945, participated in action in Bougainville and the consolidation of the Northern Solomons. He was a member of Lt. Col. Carlson’s Second Raider Battalion in the South Pacific.
He was announcer on the Bell Telephone Hour and also did some acting and modeling in his younger years. Charles also worked for the Reynolds Aluminum Company for several years and then went to Boss Gloves as a salesman. He retired from there and started his own business Pacific Glove and Supply which he ran for about 20 years.
He is survived by his wife of 24 years, Barbara, three daughters; Paula (Raymond) Hernick of New York, Pamela Yaco of New York and Heather (Jeff) Stewart of Sun Valley, Nev., three stepchildren; Sharon (Phil) Bettencourt of Rocklin, David Kuhn of Auburn and Patricia (Steve) Tani of Cupertino, Calif. and several grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Mabel Thompson.
A Celebration of Life will be held on January 7, 2012 at 12 p.m. at the Auburn Elks Lodge, 195 Pine Street, Auburn, Calif. at 12 p.m.