Littleton, N.C. Warren James Thorpe, age 85, of Littleton, N.C., died Feb. 20, 2012.
He was born July 24, 1926, in Jersey City, N.J.
Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Louise C. Thorpe; daughters, Charlotte Thorpe Lamp, of Wells, Sally Thorpe Yokiel (Chuck), of Wells, and Ellen Thorpe Kilby (Pete), of Midlothian, Va.; grandsons, Glenn Brian Lamp (Kristel), of Richmond, Va., Alan Daniel Yokiel, of Wells, and Darren Scott Kilby, of Midlothian; granddaughter, Molly Ann Yokiel, of Wells; stepgranddaughter, Jordan Rhodes Kilby, of Missoula, Mont.; stepgrandson, Clayton Tyler Kilby (Jessica), of Richmond; sister, Eleanor Thorpe Wolke (Otto), of Danville, Pa.; nieces, Beth Eleanor Robinson (Gary), of Monroe, N.Y., and Louise Margaret Belensz (Alan), of Ballston Lake, N.Y.; nephews, Alan Edward Wolke (Nancy), of Bound Brook, N.J., and Paul Otto Wolke (Kim), of Washington, N.J.
Mr. Thorpe served two years in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was a graduate of Stevens Institute of Technology earning a degree in mechanical engineering and had a 30-year career with Reynolds Metals Company. He was also an Eagle Scout. He enjoyed his 32-year retirement while living at Lake Gaston, N.C. His life centered on love of family, his church and his career.
A celebration of Warren's life will take place at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 3, 2012, at Lakeside Lutheran Church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Lakeside Lutheran Church, 2427 Eaton Ferry Road, Littleton, N.C. 27850
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