Howard ‘Boomer’ Thompson, 66

FULTON, NY – Howard “Boomer” Thompson, 66, of Ira, passed away suddenly on Sunday September 6, 2015, while on vacation in Florida.

A native of Granby, he was a life resident of the Ira area.

Boomer retired in March from Jerome Fire Equipment Company in Clay after 35 years.

He was a longtime member and former chief of the Ira Volunteer Fire Department.

Boomer was an avid hunter, fisherman and he enjoyed boating.

He was predeceased by his father, Howard W. Thompson; a brother, Gerald Thompson; and a daughter-in-law, Cindy Thompson.

Surviving are his wife of 45 years, Kathy Thompson; their children, David Thompson, Jodi (James) Garrity and Becky (Jeremy) Guernsey; grandchildren, Ashley, Jordan, Kathryn, Melinda and Kyle; his mother, Ruth Thompson; brothers and sisters, John (Kelly) Thompson, Mary VanLare (Darren Terpening), Cindy (David) Crockford, Ruth (Ed) McCarty, Beverly (David) Hoyt, Betty (Nelson) Parsons, Helen Fisher and Brenda Thompson; many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, September 19, at Ira Union (White) Cemetery, White Cemetery Road in Ira.

There are no calling hours.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, PO Box 417005, Boston, Mass. 02241-7005.

Foster Funeral Home in Fulton has care of the arrangements.

Foster Funeral Home, Inc.