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THOMPSON, Dennis E. Nov. 20, 1942 - Nov.19, 2016 Born in Los Angeles, Calif. to James Thompson and Elaine Calhoun. Dennis passed away peacefully on in Palm Springs, Calif. Dennis lived his entire life in the Southern California area, growing up and graduating from John Burroughs High School in Burbank, Calif. He started working at the Lockheed Corporation (Lockheed Martin) in the early 1960's and spent his entire career with the company, eventually retiring in Feb. 1998 as Executive Vice President of the 'Skunk Works.' Dennis was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He will be sorely missed by his family and all who knew him. Preceded in death by father Jim, mother Elaine, and brother Michael. Dennis is survived by his wife Susan; brothers: John and Pat; sons: Kent, Michael and Richard; daughter Melanie; grandchildren: Ryan, Sean, Steven, Megan, Anna, Diego, Justin, Joy, and Luca. There will be a Memorial, 11:30am, Nov. 28, 2016 at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, 51990 Jackson St., Coachella Calif., 92236). In lieu of flowers, , the family requests donations to the American Lung Association.

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