2009-07-18 / Obituaries

Donald L. Thorpe

Donald L. Thorpe, age 76, of Thornville, passed away Sunday, July 12, 2009, at Licking Memorial Hospital, in Newark, with his loving family by his side.

He was born on September 3, 1932, to the late James F. and Hattie (Caudell) Thorpe. He enjoyed coaching little league and softball and was an avid sports fan and outdoorsman. He was a veteran of the Korean War and was awarded a Purple Heart.

Donald is survived by his wife, Manzella (Woods); children, Ronnie (Lisa) Thorpe, Dale (April) Thorpe, Dino Thorpe, Craig (Beth) Thorpe, Bart (Mary) Thorpe and Kevin (Shannon) Thorpe; sisters, Virgina Hancock, Dorothy (Phillip) Casto and Barbara (Thirel) Holstein; sister-in-law, Barbara Thorpe; 10 grandchildren; two great grandchildren; and close friends, Marlene Tucker and Eric.

The family would like to give a special thanks to nurse Marcia Littrell and Dr. Mohamed in the ICU at Licking Memorial Hospital.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Sidney Thorpe; brotherin law, Robert Hancock; and one grandson.

Funeral service will be held on Thursday, July 16, 2009, at 11 a.m. at the Boring-Sheridan Funeral Home, 56 South Main Street, Thornville, with Pastor Michael Swartz officiating. Burial will follow at Newark Memorial Gardens with a military service to follow.

Online condolences can be made at: www.boringsheridanfuneralhomes. com

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