Thomas F. Crompton, MD

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Posted on: May 6, 2021

Thomas F. Crompton, MD, of Millville, NJ, died on Monday, April 12, 2021, a few hours after his 79th birthday. He bravely faced a long struggle with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) which ended after a battle with COVID-19, earlier this year.

Tom was born in Wilmington, Del., and raised in Delaware City. He was the son of the late Charles S. and R. Eugenia (Armstrong) Crompton, Sr. Tom attended public school in Delaware City; he was a part of the 5th generation of his family to do so. He received advanced admission to the University of Delaware in his senior year of high school and graduated from the university in 1964. Tom attended medical school at the University of Virginia and graduated in 1968.

Tom served his internship at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital and residency at Thomas Jefferson Hospital and was admitted to practice in anesthesiology. He served in the US Navy from 1972 to 1974. Following his honorable discharge, Tom practiced in hospitals in Leesburg, Va., and Newark, NJ. He then practiced for many years with the staff of Atlanticare Surgery Center in Ocean County, NJ, then retired after 50 years of practice.

He was a cultured man, widely read in biography and history, and had a particular interest in music and performing arts, especially opera.

Tom’s marriage to Rhett Glass Crompton ended in divorce.

He is survived by his brother, Charles S. Crompton, Jr. of Chadds Ford, PA; devoted cousin, Jill H. Snow of Delaware City who carefully managed his health care program and caregivers during many years of his illness; step-son, Chad Anderson; niece, Rebecca A. Crompton of Kennett Square, PA; nephew, Charles S. Crompton III of San Francisco, CA; and a number of other cousins.

Services for Tom will be private. He will be interred at the Delaware City Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests you consider contributions to the First Presbyterian Church of Delaware City, 138 Jefferson Street, Delaware City, DE 19706.