Harold W. Tompkins


Harold (Casey) W. Tompkins Harold (Casey) W. Tompkins of Stone Ridge died Tuesday May 30, 2023. 

He was born in Corbett on July 18, 1926, a son of the late William B. and Flora (Foote) Tompkins of Downsville. He married his wife, Betty Esper, on Jan. 24, 1970 at the St. Mary’s Church in Downsville. 

He lived in Stone Ridge for the last 40 years and worked for Handleworks in Ellenville for 22 years, Pine Grove Ranch for 15 years in Kerhonkson and Veritas Villa, Inc., in Kerhonkson as a head carpenter for four years. 

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, carving wooden bears, building small miniature ox teams and stagecoaches. 

Casey is predeceased by his wife Betty Tompkins; stepdaughter Valerie Esper; brothers Robert (Bob) Tompkins, Daniel Tompkins, William (Bunk) Tompkins, Martin (Pete) Tompkins and John Tompkins; and sisters Dorothy Tompkins, Jean Sprague and Betty Thompson. 

He is survived by his sister, Marie Rose of Accord, and brother, Gerald (Skip) Tompkins of Downsville. He is also survived by several nieces, nephews, and cousins. 

Friends called at the funeral home in Rosendale Saturday June 3. Funeral services followed at the George J. Moylan Funeral Home Inc., 2053 Route 32, Rosendale, with Rev. Caroline Berninger officiating. Interment followed in Fairview Cemetery, Stone Ridge.