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Barry L.
Tompkins

April 9, 1941 – November 10, 2018

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Obituary for Barry L. Tompkins

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Barry L. Tompkins of Buckingham, PA passed away at his residence surrounded by his family on Saturday, November 10, 2018. He was 77.

Born in Philadelphia, PA to the late Kenneth and Claire (Wilkinson) Tompkins, Barry resided in Doylestown, PA before moving to Buckingham, PA in 2000.

Barry received a Bachelor’s Degree from Temple University in Business Administration and later a Masters Degree from the Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science. He was formerly employed as the Vice President of Finance with NARCO Avionics of Ft. Washington, PA for 22 years, retiring in 1986. Barry established his own painting and wallpaper hanging company until retiring in 2008. He was a former Philadelphia Fireman; attended Covenant Church of Buckingham, PA; served on the Board of the Fireside Community Association; enjoyed woodworking and constructing fine furniture for family members, gardening and growing his famous hot peppers. Barry was a kind and gentle man who enjoyed helping others, was a careful and thoughtful listener who delicately provided sought after advice.

He was the beloved husband of 55 years to Helen (Pera) Tompkins; devoted father of Suzanne (Richard) Coppola, Kristine (Tom) Walter; loving grandfather Erin (Vaughn) Perveiler, Alyssa Coppola, Jamie Walter and Breanne Coppola.

A memorial service will be held at Covenant Church, 4000 Route 202, Doylestown, PA 18902 on Friday, November 16th at 11:00 am. The family will receive their friends from 10:00-11:00 am at the church prior to the service.

Cremation services were private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts to the American Cancer Society, 1818 Market Street, Suite 2820, Philadelphia, PA 19103 or www.cancer.org/donate would be appreciated.

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First Visitation

When Friday, November 16, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Location
Covenant Church
Address
4000 US-202
Doylestown, PA 18902
Additional Information The family will receive their friends from 10:00-11:00 am at the church prior to the memorial service.

Memorial Service Information

When
Friday, November 16, 2018 11:00am
Location
Covenant Church
Address
4000 US-202
Doylestown, PA 18902