James Gabriel Thompson, a retired savings and loan association president, died of cerebral vascular disease Jan. 29 at Oak Crest Village. The former
Born in Baltimore and raised in Gwynn Oak, he was the son of Stephen Thompson, a Baltimore & Ohio Railroad chief clerk, and the former Sue Jones, a homemaker.
He was a 1945
He worked at Baltimore Federal Savings and Loan before becoming president of Highland Federal Savings and Loan on Eastern Avenue in
He and his wife, the former Jane Purnell, were among the first Oak Crest Village residents. He served on the Oak Crest Village Council.
Mr. Thompson was a past chairman of the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen's finance committee and also served on its Preservation Trust Committee.
He had served a term as Baltimore City grand jury foreman. He was an instructor of management in the Savings and Loan Institute and served on committees of the Savings and Loan League.
He was also an early board member of the
In addition to his wife of 61 years, survivors include a son, James G. "Tom" Thompson Jr. of Stewart Manor, N.Y.; and a granddaughter.
Plans for a funeral service are incomplete.