Michael K. Thornberry
Salem - Michael K. Thornberry of Salem, OR died on January 3, 2021 at the age of 66.
Mike was born on June 23, 1954 in Hawaii. He spent his early years in New York and Connecticut, later moving with his family to southern California and eventually settling in Oregon in the early 1990s.
Before retiring he worked as a chef. Mike enjoyed playing chess, watching football, the Blues, and spending time outdoors. He loved all animals, but his love for his dogs was immeasurable. Mike had a big mischievous heart and a unique sense of humor; he is greatly missed.
Mike never married, and had no children. He is preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Gloria, his sisters Chris, Diane, Viki, and his brother Bill. He is survived by his cousin, nieces and nephew.
The family thanks Linda and Scott for being such caring and exceptional friends to Mike. He cherished his relationships with you and your families. We also thank Dr. Senna North, who Mike held in the highest regard.
Per Mike's wishes no service will be held. Arrangements by City View Funeral Home. Interment in Fox Valley Cemetery.
Published in The Statesman Journal from Jan. 11 to Jan. 13, 2021.