Patricia S. “Sue” Thompson
FORESTVILLE — Patricia S. “Sue” Thompson, 74, of Route 39 Forestville, passed away Friday, Oct. 22, 2021, after a valiant battle with cancer, at Brooks Memorial Hospital, Dunkirk.
She was born in Pittsburgh, Pa., on March 26, 1947, the daughter of the late Joseph and Hazel (Guntrum) Runyan.
Sue was a graduate of Knoch High School, class of 1965 and attended the Sewickley Hospital School of Nursing. She worked as a service advisor for Independent Health Buffalo, previously working for Nova before it was purchased by Independent Health. She was also a real estate agent for ERA at one time. Sue was a member of the Forestville Branch of the Fredonia Garden Club, where she helped decorate the town and volunteered with the Lakeshore Humane Society. She loved animals, gardening, was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan, enjoyed playing cards, socializing and was one of “The Golden Girls.”
Survivors include her husband, Lee E. Thompson of Forestville, whom she married on Dec. 24, 2007; a daughter, Roberta “Missi” Johnson of Jamestown; a son, Joseph (MaryEvelyn) Pifer of Corry, Pa.; two step daughters: Ellen (Raul Diaz) Tafel, of Pittsburgh, Pa., and Sarah Tafel of Pittsburgh, Pa.; a stepson, Christopher (Colleena) Thompson of Florida; and a sister, Marcy (Mike) Wiant, of Rimersburg, Pa. Also surviving are two grandchildren Natasha and Abigail and three step grandchildren: Sabastian, Felix and Marina.
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her first husband, Paul I. Tafel Sr.; a brother, Edward Holland’ and her a son. Paul I. “PT” Tafel Jr., who died on March 3, 2016.
Friends are welcome to call at Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, 39 Main Street, Forestville on Wednesday from 2-4 p.m., from where funeral services will be held at 4 p.m.
The family suggests memorials may be made either to Lakeshore Humane Society, 431 E. Chestnut St., Dunkirk, NY 14048 or to the Fredonia Garden Club.
To post condolences or memories go to www. rilesandwoolleyfuneral home.com.