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Fred Edsel Thorp

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Thorp, Fred Edsel
Retired flight engineer
and restaurateur
Fred Edsel Thorp, 94, of Woodbury, husband of Tokiko (Okamoto) Thorp, died peacefully Saturday, March 18, 2017 at St. Mary's Hospital surrounded by his loving family. Fred was born October 4, 1922 in Cohocton, NY. He was the son of the late Fred and Alta (Wallace) Thorp. Fred was a U.S. Navy veteran. Prior to World War II, he completed a course of aviation ground school. He was in the Naval aviation service during the war and received further training. After leaving the service, he continued his education and had been designated by the Civil Aeronautics Authority as a qualified inspector of aircraft with the Elmira Aeronautical Corp. Before his retirement, he was a flight engineer for Federal Express, Flying Tigers, Seaboard Airlines and TWA. He also owned and operated Kabuki Japanese Steak House in Danbury for 27 years. Besides his wife he leaves two sons, Jeffery Thorp of Falls Church, VA and James Thorp and his wife Susan Southworth Thorp of Southbury.
A memorial service will be held between 1 -4 p.m. Sunday, March 26, 2017 at Munson Lovetere Funeral Home, 235 Main North St., Southbury. Funeral services will be private and held at the convenience of the family. To leave an online condolence for the family, please visit www.munsonloveterefuneralhome.com
Published in News Times on Mar. 23, 2017
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