T. Craig Thompson

Born: Fri., Mar. 4, 1938
Died: Sun., Jun. 2, 2019


2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Thu., Jun. 06, 2019
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Thu., Jun. 06, 2019
Location: Murrysville Alliance Church

Funeral Service

10:00 AM Fri., Jun. 07, 2019
Location: Murrysville Alliance Church


12:00 PM Fri., Jun. 07, 2019
Location: Twin Valley Memorial Park

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Thomas Craig Thompson, 81 of Monroeville, formerly of Murrysville passed away on Sunday, June 2, 2019.  He was born March 4, 1938 in Pittsburgh, son of the late Thomas and Violet McNab Thompson. He attended Duff’s Business School and was a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh.   Craig was employed by U.S. Steel as a cost analyst, Raybestos Manhattan in industrial sales, a police patrolman in Edgewood, a police Sergeant and Chief for the Municipality of Murrysville for 27 years and a Westmoreland County Detective in Greensburg. He was a member of the Murrysville Export Rotary Club, the FOP Lodge 39 and the Masonic Lodge.  Craig received the following Citations and Awards:  Paul Harris Fellow from Rotary International, National Police Hall of Fame Inductee, Murrysville Citizen of the Year 1985, Attorney General’s Office, Recognition for years of cooperation and friendship from the Penn Twp. Police, Senatorial citation presented by Senator Bud Belan, U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Attorney’s office Western District, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania from Governor Tom Ridge and Senator Don White, Westmoreland County Chiefs of Police Association, U.S. Department of Justice – Drug Enforcement Administration, PA Attorney General’s Office, Bureau of Narcotic Investigations and Drug Control, FOP Allegheny Valley Lodge, National District Attorneys Association, Practical Homicide Investigations, National Association of Chiefs of Police Award and the Law Enforcement Award from the Murrysville Export Rotary Club.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Lori Ann Thompson in 1988.  Craig is survived by his wife, Sylvia Moglia Thompson, a daughter, Judi (Josh) Malino of Springfield, NJ; a stepdaughter, Julie DelCotto (Chris) Prykull of New York City; four grandchildren, Heather, Lauren, Abigail and Jonah Malino; sister, Dr. Arlene Thompson of Columbus, OH, mother-in-law, Gayle Moglia of Apollo and a brother-in-law, James (Rosemary) Moglia of Apollo.  Visitation 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday, June 6, 2019 at the Murrysville Alliance Church, 4130 Old Wm. Penn Hwy., Murrysville. The FOP Lodge 39 will conduct a service at the church at 7 p.m. Thursday.   A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, June 7, 2019 in the church with Pastors Dan Lawrence and Tom Lawrence co-officiating.  Interment will follow in the Twin Valley Memorial Park, Delmont.  If lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Murrysville Alliance Church or ASPCA (Humane Animal Rescue) 1101 Western Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15233.       www.hartfuneralhomeinc.com

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Tracey Selembo
   Posted Sun June 02, 2019
I met this family in 2017 they welcomed me into there home to share stories of who they were Sylvia showed great proud and excitement of his actions may God bless you and rest in peace

Missi Taylor
   Posted Sun June 02, 2019
My husband and I keeping you in our hearts and prayers
I am so sorry for your loss.

Leonard Holt
   Posted Sun June 02, 2019

Sylvia, Arlene, Judy and Julie -Our sympathies and prayers Both Len and I have treasured the decades of friendship that we have had with Craig and his family. He will always be kindly remembered in our hearts.

Connie Bentz
   Posted Sun June 02, 2019
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this timel

Arlene Thompson
   Posted Tue June 04, 2019
Craig will always be my Big Brother. Today he is reunited with his beloved daughter Lori Ann. He was deeply loved. Arlene - Sister

Terry Kuhns
   Posted Tue June 04, 2019
My thoughts and prayers to Sylvia and the entire family. I will always remember Craig as a great man and a wonderful loyal friend.

Vanessa Calvin
   Posted Tue June 11, 2019
Sylvia, my heartfelt condolences for your loss. I didn't have the honor of knowing Craig, but I delivered meals to your home for several years (I'm the MoW driver who rides horses) and was so sorry to learn of his passing.

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