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William E. Thompson III, food broker
William E. Thompson III, food broker

William E. Thompson III, a retired food broker who was a volunteer and treasurer of the American Flag Foundation, died Feb. 19 at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson of complications from pulmonary fibrosis. He was 84. The son of William E. Thompson Jr., a food broker, and Helen Ernst Porter Thompson, William Edward Thompson III was born in Baltimore and raised on Tudor Arms Avenue near Wyman Park. After graduating from McDonogh School in 1949, he earned a bachelor's degree in 1953 from the Johns Hopkins University. He enlisted in the Army and served in Alaska as a lieutenant. After returning from the service, Mr. Thompson sold insurance for several years before he joined his father...

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