Rev. Susan Thompson

Obituary of Rev. Susan Thompson

Rev. Susan E. Thompson, 76, of Princeton, passed away Wednesday, August 16, 2017. Born in Wilmington, Ohio and spent most of her childhood at Wright Patterson Air Force Base.
Susan enjoyed two enriching careers, first as a Registered Nurse from 1967 to 1979, she then finished her Master’s of Divinity at Princeton and was first ordained in 1985. Susan served two chaplaincies. The first was at Abingdon Memorial Hospital in Philadelphia and the other was at Samaritan Hospice in New Jersey. She was served at the churches of Hobart and South Kortright in rural New York, Larison’s Corner in Ringoes, New Jersey, and lastly at Scotchtown Presbyterian Church in Scotchtown, New York.


Daughter of the late Delbert and Zella Nicholas, wife of the late Thomas Whaley, and Rev. Ralph Thompson. She is survived by her daughters Melissa (Glenn) Hawthorne and Stephaney (Robert) Weber, her step-children James (Melanie) Thompson and Joy Thompson and her 5 grandchildren Ashley Reid, Kate Weber, Kelly Weber, Mackenzie Thompson, and Morgan Thompson, her loving brother, James (Sharon) Nicholas and their three boys Shaun, Nathaniel and Brian (Sarah) and their grandchildren Levi and Wyatt.


There will be a memorial service on Saturday, August 26, 2017 at 10:00 AM, in the Chapel at Nassau Presbyterian Church in Princeton, NJ with a light reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Assistance Program for the Presbyterian Church C/O The Board of Pensions of the Presbyterian Church (USA), 2000 Market St., Philadelphia, PA 19103, http://www.pensions.org/availableresources/form/documents/fdd-100.pdf.

Thanks be to God for all good gifts. Amen