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Thomas F. Crompton, M.D.

Thomas F. Crompton, M.D. of Millville, NJ, died on Monday, April 12, 2021, a few hours after his 79th birthday. He bravely faced a long struggle with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) which ended after a battle with COVID-19, earlier this year.

Tom was born in Wilmington, DE, and raised in Delaware City. He was the son of the late Charles S. and R. Eugenia (Armstrong) Crompton, Sr. Tom attended public school in Delaware City; he was a part of the 5th generation of his family to do so. He received advanced admission to the University of Delaware in his senior year of high school, and graduated from the university in 1964. Tom attended medical school at the University of Virginia, and graduated in 1968.

Tom served his internship at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital and residency at Thomas Jefferson Hospital, and was admitted to practice in anesthesiology. He served in the US Navy from 1972 to 1974. Following his honorable discharge, Tom practiced in hospitals in Leesburg, VA and Newark, NJ. He then practiced for many years with the staff of Atlanticare Surgery Center in Ocean County, NJ, then retired after 50 years of practice.

He was a cultured man, widely read in biography and history, and had a particular interest in music and performing arts, especially opera.

Tom’s marriage to Rhett Glass Crompton ended in divorce.

He is survived by his brother, Charles S. Crompton, Jr. of Chadds Ford, PA; devoted cousin, Jill H. Snow of Delaware City who carefully managed his health care program and caregivers during many years of his illness; step-son, Chad Anderson; niece, Rebecca A. Crompton of Kennett Square, PA; nephew, Charles S. Crompton III of San Francisco, CA; and a number of other cousins.

Services for Tom will be private. He will be interred at the Delaware City Cemetery.  

In lieu of flowers the family suggests you consider contributions to the First Presbyterian Church of Delaware City, 138 Jefferson Street, Delaware City, DE  19706.

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  • Sad to hear of Uncle Tommy’s passing. May he rest in peace with the many loving family members that passed before him.

  • Dr. Crompton was a very good friend. I enjoyed the many conversations we had together. He was an interesting man. He was very knowledgeable and I greatly enjoyed the trivia games with him. He always amazed me how he could always finish the New York Times crossword puzzle. He was amazing. He was always considerate and fun to be with. I miss him deeply.

  • Doctor Crompton
    Leaves us with great memories.
    He’ll be missed..

  • Tom’s encouragement in high school was the positive influence that lead to a career in education and not the Chrysler assembly line. Our friendship
    continued throughout the years.

  • Tom was a great Anesthesiologist and an even better man. It was a pleasure working along side you sir at the Surgicenter all these years. Your zest for life is inspiring. Strong arms around you brother. Rest well!

  • Doctor what a blessing to have spent so many years along side you as a friend, as a colleague. So many laughs, so many good times, so much learning from your wealth of knowledge. While I am so saddened to know you have gone on ahead of me, I am comforted to know God makes no mistakes. I will always cherish our memories and our favorite line….I love my dog, every single dog I’ve ever had, then I love you. Rest In Peace to my favorite.

  • Dr Crompton was a very good man, as his care giver, I miss him so much, you will all ways have a place in my heart, gone but not forgotten

  • Peace, Tom. It’s been a while (46 years!), but I still remember our friendship when we were both in our callow 20s, along with your words of wisdom and support.