George Tompkins

George G. Tompkins

Friday, September 22nd, 1933 - Friday, May 1st, 2020
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COHOES George G. Tompkins, 86, died peacefully Friday, May 1, 2020 at Samaritan Hospital. Born and educated in Cohoes, George was the son of the late James Tompkins, Sr. and Catherine Adamakis Tompkins.

George was a lifelong resident of Cohoes. He had been active in Cohoes politics as a former member of the Cohoes Planning Board. He was a veteran of the US Army serving during the Korean War. He was also a lifelong member of St. Basil’s Greek Orthodox Church in Troy.

George had owned and operated many restaurants and nightclubs throughout the area. He loved spending time at the Saratoga Racetrack and Atlantic City. He will be fondly remembered by his hundreds of dear friends.

George is survived by his children, George and Catherine Tompkins and Valerie Halpin; by his grandchildren, Harley Tompkins, Sean McKelva, Justin Stone, Stormi Halpin, Jennifer Tompkins, Michael Halpin and Cye Jamerson; by his cousins Walter and Barbara Pacyga as well as by his six great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be private due to the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions. George will be interred in Elmwood Hill Cemetery in Troy.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Basil’s Greek Orthodox Church, 909 River Street, Troy, NY 12180
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  • Greek Orthodox Cross
  • Korean Service Medal
  • US Army


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Lynn Stote

Posted at 03:35pm
All I can say-I loved Georgie! He was certainly unique character in the tri-cities. He was loose with a buck and always had a story or two about AC or Saratoga Race Course. I always enjoyed his business ventures -So Georgie rest in peace. And as Bob Hope stated "Thanks for the memories!"


Posted at 12:43pm
George is one of my favorite people and loved by so many ! A smart business man with a huge heart . Always made me smile he was like a Grandfather to me . His happiest days were playing the ponies , which he mastered . Rest in Peace . You will be missed dearly George

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