Jean Lookabaugh

Obituary of Jean Lookabaugh

Jean Thompson Lookabaugh, known as “Jeanie,”passed away January 10, 2010 at Parker Jewish Institute (rehabilitation) in New Hyde Park, New York after a brief illness.

Jeanie was born March 19, 1919 in Struthers, Ohio to James Spense Thompson and his wife, Eva Baker Thompson.

Jeanie is survived by her daughter, Nancy K. Lookabaugh, with whom she made her home in Briarwood, Queens for the last 12 years, rescue pooch, Punky Doodle, who guided her throughout the apartment once Jeanie became legally blind, niece Jill R. Carroll of Deland, Florida, and honorary grandson, Andrew P. Demchak of Benson, North Carolina.  Special thanks to Phyllis Amsterdam and Deseree Valentine, two home attendants who took care of Jeanie before she was hospitalized, her honorary sons, Raymond Duemig, Denis Rasic, and Barry Rosenfeld, who kept tabs on Jeanie, and dear friends, Shirley and John Terranova.

Jeanie was preceded in death by her parents, husband Keith W. Lookabaugh (whom she married August 28, 1940), and five siblings:  James S. Thompson, Jr., Mary T. “Molly” Mealy, John S. Thompson, and infants Dorothy and Gerald. 

As per Jeanie’s request, there will be no visiting hours or memorial.  Jeanie will be laid to rest between her husband and brother John in the Thompson-Lookabaugh family plot.  Arrangements were handled by Park Funeral Chapel in New Hyde Park, New York and Thompson-Filicky Funeral Home of Youngstown.