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Rebecca Thompson

March 31, 1961 ~ October 14, 2018 (age 57)

SAUGERTIES….Rebecca A. Thompson (Zulick) of Saugerties, NY passed away peacefully surrounded by family on October 14, 2018 at the Vassar Brother’s Hospital.  Born March 31, 1961 in Oneonta she was the daughter of Thomas and Elda Zulick.  She was the Salutatorian of Saugerties High School class of 1979. Becky then graduated from her father's alma mater, Hartwick college and pursued advanced education in mathematics and computer science through a much coveted Fulbright scholarship in Vienna, Austria.  She received an MBA from Union College and a teaching certificate as well.

Becky’s career was vast and varied. She worked at IBM, in secondary math education and wine importation.  For the past 9 years Becky was the practice manager of Advantage Orthopaedics. She was an avid, life long endurance athlete, completing many national and International marathons including Boston and the Disney Dopey Challenge.  She also finished three 70.3 Ironman races.  She was a world traveler, wine connoisseur, accomplished flutist and animal advocate. Becky made friends easily and everywhere she went.  She maintained many of these friendships throughout her life and brought people from different areas of her life together.    

Becky was a champion for her family with a deep love, always putting them first. Her constant companion and love was her black lab, Bopsie, who was ever present at the office, putting patients and family at ease with her gentle, kind spirit.

Becky is survived by her spouse, William Thompson, MD of Saugerties; son Forrest Hansen of Cleveland, OH; mother Elda Zulick of Saugerties; brother Timothy Zulick and wife Laura of Crownsville, MD; sister Jennifer Mangione and husband Henry of Saugerties; nephews and nieces Bradley and Chloe Zulick of Crownsville,MD and Elliot, Hannah and Sarah Mangione of Saugerties. She was predeceased by her father, Thomas Zulick.

Her Funeral Service will be held 10:00 AM Saturday at the Seamon-Wilsey Funeral Home, Inc. Cor. Of John & Lafayette Streets.   Friends will be received Friday 2-4 and 7-9 PM.   Expressions of condolence may be shared with the family on Becky’s Tribute Wall @SeamonWilseyFuneralHome

Family suggests donations in Becky’s memory be to METAvivor, an organization dedicated to research and treatment of metastatic (Stage IV) breast cancer, at www.metavivor.org

 

 

 

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