THOMPSON DONALD ANDREW THOMPSON, JR., "Drew", "Andy" passed on to newlife November 30, 2010 at the age of 49, in Nashville, TN, after a short battle withpancreatic cancer. He was giving and passionate about both his work and theorganizations for which he volunteered. Loved by many, his positive attitude andstrength are an inspiration to all. Preceded in death by his sister, Cindy Piechowski, heis survived by his parents, Donald and Nancy Thompson of Garfield Hts., daughter,Jennifer Rodgers (PO1 Walter) and his sons, PFC Ryan and Daniel Thompson of Jacksonville, FL, grandchildren, Ellie and Bryce Rodgers, sisters, Linda Schroeder of Broadview Hts. and Tina Thompson of Bradenton, FL, nieces and nephews and amultitude of friends. A Memorial Mass will be offered on Saturday, April 30, 2011 at 11A.M. at St. Martin of Tours Church, 14600 Turney Rd., Maple Hts., OH, followed byburial at Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family's wish is that if you are able,please give blood, the gift of life to the Red Cross. If not, any charitable donation to apositive and life serving organization is most appreciated.By Jennifer Thompson Rodgers - April 30, 2011The Dashby Linda EllisThere was a man who stood to speakAt the funeral of a friendHe referred to the dates on her tombstoneFrom the beginning to the endHe noted that first came her date of her birthAnd spoke the following date with tears,But he said what mattered most of allWas the dash between those yearsFor that dash represents all the timeThat she spent alive on earth.And now only those who loved her Know what that little line is worth.