CHERRY VALLEY – Stephen Wyatt Tompkins, 44, who had been fighting Cystic Fibrosis since infancy, died Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, at New York Presbyterian Hospital with loving family by his side.
Born in Cooperstown, Oct. 28, 1974, Stephen’s Cystic Fibrosis led to other challenges. He was a 10+ year survivor of a double lung transplant received at New York Presbyterian Hospital. He passed away after a hard fought battle with cancer.
Stephen graduated from Cherry Valley-Springfield Central School in 1995. He attended the RIT National Technical Institute for the Deaf. He was most recently employed by the Town of Middlefield Highway Department.
Stephen was a true gentleman – always caring about others. He enjoyed golfing, hunting, fishing, bowling and playing cards. He was an avid sports fan – Go NY Yankees, Penn State football and Syracuse basketball! Stephen loved his spaghetti dinners, driving and spending time with neighbors, and dancing with all the women at the party. Stephen was always very grateful for the loving support he received throughout his life from all those in his community.
He is survived by his mother, JoAnn Tompkins; his sister Christine, her husband Chris Horvath and their children, Mia and Max; his brother Frederic Matthew and his children, Matthew and Marina; his Uncle Robert Tompkins and his wife Kathleen and cousins Adam (and Elizabeth) Tompkins, Aaron (and Jacquelyn) Tompkins and their children Stella and Harry; Aunt Elaine Tompkins; Uncle John Scott, cousin Sandra Scott Jonke and daughter Lindsay, cousin Sean Scott and son Jake; Aunt Barbara (and Peter) Ueberacher and cousins Todd and Martin Uebaracher; Uncle Bruce Scott; Uncle Richard Scott; and many more extended family and friends.
He was predeceased by his father, Frederic Tompkins, Uncle Earl Tompkins, Aunt Michele Scott, and cousin Amy Ueberacher.
Calling hours are 4-7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2, at the Ottman Funeral Home, Cherry Valley.
Funeral Services are at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, at First Presbyterian Church, Cherry Valley.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Northeastern NY Chapter;
Donna M. Crandall Foundation; Make-A-Wish Foundation; Cherry Valley Fire Department; and Trustees of New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Lung Transplant Program
Funeral arrangements provided by Ottman Funeral Home, and more obituary information may be found at www.ottmanfuneralhome.com