William Earl Tompkins, age 86, died suddenly on January 7, 2012.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Jennie Tompkins (nee Benvenuto) and brother Robert. William is survived by his children, Anne Janssen, Sara Sharkey, Ruth Penning, Mark Tompkins, Paul F. Tompkins, Alan Tompkins, and his siblings, Richard Tompkins and Margaret Gallagher. The family requests a private viewing but would welcome family and friends to celebrate Bill’s life at his home (1545 S. Limekiln Pike, Glenside) beginning at 2:00PM on Saturday, January 14, 2012.

Jacob F. Ruth Funeral Home