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Katie Emaline Gunnison THORP Ph.D.


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Katie Emaline Gunnison THORP Ph.D. Obituary
THORP, Katie Emaline Gunnison, PhD 52 passed away Saturday, July 7, 2018 at her home in Bellbrook, OH. She was born October 29, 1966 in Pasco, WA, lived in Ohio for the past 27 years and previously resided in Seattle, WA. Katie served the United States Air Force as a civilian Principal Research Materials Engineer in the Composites Branch, Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory. She was Global President for the Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering (SAMPE), President of the Engineering and Science Foundation of Dayton, a member of the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Education Outreach Executive Board, a member of Hope United Methodist Church and Chair of the Noble Circle Project; a local cancer support program for women. Katie was a beloved wife to John Thorp for 26 years and beloved daughter, sister, aunt, mentor, and friend to many. Memorial service will be held at HOPE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 5980 Wilmington Pike, Dayton, OH 45459 on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at 2:00 pm. Donations in memory of Katie may be made in lieu of flowers to the Noble Circle Project (www.noblecircle.org). Tobias Funeral Home, Beavercreek Chapel entrusted with arrangements. Messages of support to her family may be made at: www.tobiasfuneralhome.com.
Published in Dayton Daily News on July 10, 2018
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