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Neal Barry Thompson Jr.

1936 - 2014
Neal Barry Thompson Jr. Obituary
Neal Barry Thompson Jr., "Barry," died on September 2, 2014 in Long Beach with his family by his side. He was born on September 23, 1936, in Long Beach, CA., to Neal Barry Thompson Sr. and Ruth Elizabeth McPherrin Thompson.

Barry graduated from Monrovia High School in 1954, attended Pasadena City College, and served in the California National Guard, before being honorably discharged in 1960. He graduated from UCLA with Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science in 1960.

From 1960 through 1968, Barry worked in South America for KEN Corporation, an oil services company founded by his father. Barry was set up on a blind date with Paulina Maria Gabaldón Uncein in Venezuela, and later married in Maracaibo in 1967. The couple settled back in Long Beach in 1968, when Barry entered Loyola Law School. He graduated from Loyola and joined the prominent Long Beach law firm of Ball, Hunt, Hart, Brown and Baerwitz in 1971. Barry became a partner of the firm in 1977 and continued to practice general business litigation before retiring in 1999.

Barry is survived by his wife, Paulina; son, Neal Wallace Thompson and daughter-in-law, Tracy Thompson of Long Beach, daughter, Teresa Elizabeth Thomas, and son-in-law, Austin Thomas of Eagle, Colorado; and his five grandchildren, Grace, Catherine, Elizabeth, Matthew, and Charles.

Memorial services will be held at Saint Bartholomew's Church in Long Beach at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, September 12th. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the John Tracy Clinic, the leading diagnostic and education center for young children with hearing loss: 806 W. Adams Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90007.
Published in Gazette Newspapers on Sept. 12, 2014
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