Leonard Allen Thunhorst
AGE: 82 • Brick Twp.
Leonard Allen Thunhorst, 82, of Brick Township, passed away on Monday, Dec. 17, 2012, at his home in Brick. Born on April 24, 1930 in Dayton, Ohio, Len grew up in Lakewood, Ohio. He earned a B.B.A. from The Ohio State University
, where he was a member of Phi Kappa Psi fraternity and the Army ROTC. In 1978, he attended the Graduate School of Credit and Financial Management at Williams College. Upon graduation from Ohio State, Len was commissioned as a Lieutenant in the United States Army, and was stationed at Fort Lee, Virginia. Following his military service, Len returned to Ohio, where he began a long career as a credit and collections executive, primarily with General Electric, and later with Black & Decker. His career took Len and his family from Fairview Park, Ohio to Trumbull, CT; Jacksonville, FL; Wyckoff, NJ; Marlboro, NJ; and Stratford, CT. He retired to Brick Township in 1994. In retirement, Len was active in the Princeton Commons community. He served as treasurer of the Men's Club and was a charter member of the Tuesday afternoon poker group. Although he loved living at the Jersey Shore, he remained a loyal fan of the Cleveland Indians, Cleveland Browns and Ohio State football.
Len is survived by his beloved wife of 58 years, Marge of Brick; a son, Wade Thunhorst and his wife Wanda of Dallas, TX; a daughter, Leigh-Ann Grauer and her husband, Mark of Howell; grandchildren, Hannah and Meg Thunhorst of Dallas, and Eric and Kimberly Grauer of Howell; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Leonard Fredrick and Lois Menard Thunhorst, and his two sisters, Betty Schroeder and Elaine Schroeder.
A memorial service celebrating Len's life will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 4, with a service at 4:30 p.m. at Colonial Funeral Home, 2170 Route 88, Brick. His cremated remains will be scattered at sea in a private family service at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in Len's memory may be made to Life Choice Hospice, 200 Dryden Road, Suite 3300, Dresher, PA 19025. Please visit www.colonialfuneralgroup.com
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