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A lifelong resident and active in the community, Joan has been involved and worked for the family business since her marriage to Cliff Jr. in 1968.
Joan maintains the commitment to integrity and high standards that her husband Cliff Jr. and his father Cliff Sr. held.
Funeral Director & Embalmer
Since Chelsey was in the third grade at St. Charles, he always dreamed of being a Funeral Director. It's a passion for him, and always has been. He loves working with people in their most difficult times. Being able to help and make things a little easier for them.Chelsey graduated from John F. Kennedy High School in 1997, and went on to attend Youngstown State University. He graduated with a Bachelors in Business Administration in 2002, and continued on to graduate in 2003 from the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science with an Associate Degree.
Joe is a proud native of Youngstown's west side. He graduated from Saint Christine Elementary School 2010 and is a member of the 2014 graduating class of Ursuline High School. Joe earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from John Carroll University in 2018 and his Associate's Degree from The Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science in 2019. He is the son of Nancy Gelonese-Kirchner and Joseph P. Carrier Sr. and the grandson of Funeral Director and Embalmer, Eugene Gelonese, who passed away in 1978. Joe belongs to Saint Christine Parish and can be seen playing in "The Steel Street Band" around Youngstown. He is proud to join the staff at Thompson-Filicky.
Affiliations and Honors:
Former Funeral Director/Owner/Manager
Mr. Thompson, Jr. followed in his father’s footsteps and worked at Thompson Funeral Home for thirty-nine years. He received a degree in business from Youngstown State University (YSU) and graduated from Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science (PIMS) in 1958. In 1959, Thompson joined his father’s business as a funeral director and embalmer and controlled operations after his father’s death in 1978. He operated Thompson Funeral Home from 1959 until his death in 1997. Outside of his business, Mr. Thompson was an active member of Boardman Rotary, Boardman Civic Association, and Clan MacDonald. In addition, Mr. Thompson served in the United States Army.
Founder/Former Funeral Director
As a founder of Thompson Funeral Home, Mr. Thompson set the standard for service and tradition that continues to exist today. He was a graduate of South High School in Youngstown and the Columbus School of Embalming in Columbus, Ohio. Mr.Thompson went on to serve his apprenticeship in Youngstown, Ohio before establishing the original Thompson Funeral Home in 1932 on Market Street. His first funeral home was located in his father’s home until he opened a new location in 1935, and then again in 1940. The current location, 4221 Market Street, was built and opened in 1955. He served the funeral home as a funeral director, embalmer, owner, and manager from the inception until his death in 1978. In addition to the business, Mr.Thompson was an active Mason.