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John M. Thorpe

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John M. Thorpe

AGE: 75 • Middletown, DE

John M. Thorpe, age 75 of Middletown, DE passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family at home on May 12, 2016 where he resided with his daughter Kimberly and granddaughter, Tori after a year long battle with cancer.

John was born at home on Valentine's Day in 1941 to Albert and Phyllis Thorpe. He retired from the State Highway Department as a heavy equipment operator, was a volunteer and life-time member of the Christiana Fire Co.

John was always "on the go", traveling to auctions of all kinds. He was one of the nicest people you could ever meet and you never left his presence without him wanting to give you something. He found his greatest contentment in watching Nascar,cooking and growing vegetables in his garden.

John bonded with many friends over the years at the Dutch Country Farmers market, Walmart and McDonalds. He could not go anywhere without knowing someone and was always remembered for his beard.

John was a loving brother, father and grandfather, although words often unspoken, he loved with all his heart.

John was preceded in death by his parents, 4 brothers, Leonard, David, Irving and Perry; 3 sisters, Louise DeMartini, Virginia Keene, Alberta Gurtler and furry companion Cuddles. He is survived by 2 brothers, Bill and IreneAnn of Bear, DE, Jim and Melody of Christiana, DE and sister, Georgeanne of Dover, DE; 3 sons, Johnny of Pennsville, NJ, granddaughter, Sawyer, Jim and Tammy of Haddonfield, NJ, granddaughters, Tabitha and Taylor, R. Michael (Mike) and Kari of Bear, DE, granddaughter, Madison and grandson Mikey, daughter, Kimberly M. Thorpe, granddaughter, Tori Alexis and furry companion, Brittany "Black Beauty".

A viewing will be held on Monday, May 23 from 5-7 pm at the Doherty Funeral Home, 3200 Limestone Rd., Pike Creek, where a service will follow at 7 pm. Interment will be private.

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Published in The News Journal from May 20 to May 22, 2016
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