George Patrick Tompkins


George Patrick Tompkins, Jr. passed in Indianapolis on July 3, 2019. George was born in Cold Spring, NY and was raised in Putnam Valley, NY. George is a graduate of St. Franciscan High School in Mohegan Lake, NY. George used his college education to begin a career as a Machinist at IBM in Poughkeepsie, NY. George was an avid car enthusiast and a founding member of the Road Knights car club in Peekskill, NY. When George wasn't working on his favorite classic cars, he was spending time with his grandchildren who were the love of his life. He was known as Gramps and took great joy in spoiling them. George loved to tell stories of the bygone era of the 1950s and 60s. He lived for music and was known to play a mean lick on one of his many classic guitars. George was predeceased by his first wife, Catherine Tompkins, his father George Patrick Tompkins, Sr., and his mother Rosemary (Horning) Tompkins. George is survived by his second wife, Gwen Maffei, her son Joseph Delamater and wife Kiamesha Colom, and grandchildren Ysabella and Seraphina. Family and friends will gather Monday, July 15, 2019 for a memorial service at 4pm, followed by visitation until 7pm at Simplicity Funeral and Cremation Care, 125 W. Sycamore St. Zionsville, IN 46077. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in his name may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8516.
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Published on July 5, 2019
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Doug Outwater
Aug 07, 2019
I worked with George for several years at IBM and have some great memories of him. We also shared an interest in vintage cars and hot rods. I attended a couple Road Nights car shows where George was the DJ... he was a crazy and fun guy ! I thank the Lord for George's life and positive impact on his family and friends.
Andrew Pinto
Jul 09, 2019
As Vice President of the Road Knights Auto Club of Peekskill, NY I would like to offer our sincere condolences to those he left behind. George was a good friend and always ready to help someone in need. Whether changing a tire or helping another member find a part for their old car George always tried to help. We will miss him.
Charles H Park Jr
Jul 09, 2019
My sincerest condolences go out to George's family and friends. I knew George through the Road Knights Auto Club.
Toni Peart
Jul 09, 2019
I wanted to say how very sorry I am for your loss I know George was a great Gramps and loved you all so very much and will be very missed, I will be praying for your comfort and peace as the days go on. Please know that you are really on my heart. Although I didn't really know George very well on the occasions I did speak with him you could tell he was good man with a big heart. My deepest sympathies to you all.
Angela DiBart
Jul 08, 2019
George, your FB community will miss you. Your honesty was refreshing. Rest In Peace my friend.
Rita Sharples
Jul 06, 2019
So sorry for your loss. George was a wonderful person. He will be missed. Prayers for the family.
Doris Cantarella Fleming
Jul 05, 2019
So sorry to hear of your passing I appreciated the kindness you showed me. May you Rest In Peace