George F. Thorsen
1947 - 2020
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George F. Thorsen

Gettysburg - George F. Thorsen, 73, Gettysburg, PA and formerly of White Plains, NY passed away on Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at the Gettysburg Hospital.

He was born January 5, 1947 in Queens, NY the son of the late Arthur and Josephine Roseto Thorsen. George is survived by his wife of 49 years, Patricia Williams Thorsen.

For many years, Mr. Thorsen taught foreign language at both Iona Prep School and Eastchester Public School system in New York. He later became an IT instructor at Queensboro Community College. While in Gettysburg he served on the Lake Heritage Board of Directors and on the Board of Directors at Birds of Paradise in Ajijic, Mexico.

In addition to his wife, George is also survived by a daughter, Erica Thorsen of Charlottesville, VA, a son, James Thorsen of Philadelphia, PA, two grandchildren; Rebecca Payne, Amanda Payne and a brother, Joseph Thorsen of Queens, NY.

Due to the COVID 19 situation funeral services will be private. In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to the Adams County Library System, 140 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325. Online obituary and condolences available at monahanfuneralhome.com.




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Published in The Journal News from Nov. 20 to Nov. 21, 2020.
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November 23, 2020
George, was a wonderful man, soft spoken, and a genius with languages.
I taught at Eastchester High School, as well, in the Art Department.
I wish to offer my heart felt condolences and sympathy, to his wife Patricia, family and friends.
It's been over 20 years since I've seen George, however, I do remember that he inspired his students with wisdom and caring ways.
Dr. Mekah Gordon
Teacher
November 23, 2020
George, was a wonderful man, soft spoken, and a genius with languages.
I taught at Eastchester High School, as well, in the Art Department.
I wish to offer my heart felt condolences and sympathy, to his wife Patricia, family and friends.
It's been over 20 years since I've seen George, however, I do remember that he inspired his students.
Dr. Mekah Gordon
Teacher
November 23, 2020
George, was a wonderful man, soft spoken, and a genius with languages.
I taught at Eastchester High School, as well, in the Art Department.
I wish to offer my heart felt condolences and sympathy, to his wife Patricia, family and friends.
It's been over 20 years since I've seen George, however, I do remember that he inspired his students.
Dr. Mekah Gordon
Teacher
November 23, 2020
Pat, sending our deepest sympathy. Thinking of you and your family during this time.
Terri, Paul and Ally Altland
Friend
November 21, 2020
We are so sorry for your loss. Mr & Mrs Thorsen were always so welcoming to me. I have so many fond memories. RIP, Mr Thorsen. Our prayers are with you Mrs Thorsen, Erica and James.
Diane and Matthew Davis
Friend
November 21, 2020
We are so sorry for your loss. Mr & Mrs Thorsen were always so welcoming to me. I have so many fond memories. RIP, Mr Thorsen. Our prayers are with you Mrs Thorsen, Erica and James.
Diane and Matthew Davis
Friend
November 21, 2020
Pat, Our very deepest sympathy to you and your family.
Fondly, Mike and Betty Graessle
Mike and Betty Graessle
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