John "Jack" George Thompson, age 81, of Osprey, FL, husband of Suzi Anstine Norbeck, passed away on May 27, 2013. He was born in Sault Ste. Marie, MI on June 18, 1931. Jack was President of Muskegon Community College for 10 years before retiring. He and Suzi were avid travelers and visited all seven continents.
Jack was involved with the Rotary Club,
Sierra Club, Hiking Clubs, and Ski and Tennis Clubs. After retiring, he became a professional photographer, and many of his photographs were displayed in the Muskegon art gallery where he was a member of the camera club and art club.
Jack and Suzi proudly established the Dr. John G. Thompson Fund which strives to ensure all segments, classes, races and religions of the community are involved in every aspect of Muskegon Community College. The fund has enabled TOPS (Tackling Obstacles Possessing Success) program to take off at MCC.
He is survived by his wife, Suzi Antine Norbeck of Osprey; brother Don Thompson of Clare, MI; daughter Suzan Hull of Mesa, AZ; step son Carl Norbeck of Wallingford, CT; step daughters Kim Keating of Hanover, NH and Karen Borgerink of Estero, FL; 7 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 3:30 - 4:00 pm Sat.., June 1, 2013, at Farley Funeral Home, Venice Chapel followed by a funeral service.
Memorial donations may be made to the Dr. John G. Thompson Muskegon Community College Fund 221 S Quarterline Rd, Muskegon, Michigan 49442
Farley Funeral Home is charge of local arrangements.