Charles M. Thorp - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Charles M. Thorp

March 7, 1930 - January 18, 2020

Charles M. Thorp, age 89, of Wilmington, DE, passed away on Saturday, January, 18, 2020.

Born in Christiana, DE on March 7, 1930, he was a son of the late Isaac P. and Alma (Ross) Thorp, Sr. Charles proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. A member of UAW Local #435, he made his career as a stockman with General Motors at the Boxwood Road plant, retiring in 1983, after 30 years of dedicated service. Following General Motors, Charles worked for Batten, Inc. in Newark for 36 years. He greatly enjoyed solving his daily solitaire challenge and spending time with his family.

In addition to his parents, Charles was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret (Cunane) Thorp; daughter, Jane M. McComas; siblings, Alma “Lovie” Cleaver, Mary “Monty” Radcliffe, Isaac P. “Pat” Thorp, Jr., Albert “Bill” Thorp, Dora “Sis” Harbeck, Herman Thorp, Robert Thorp and Raymond Thorp; and granddaughter, Melanie Bredemeier. He is survived by his daughters, Connie T. Bredemeier (Robert) of Newark and Diana S. Skomorucha (John) of Bear; siblings, William “Teddy” Thorp, Anita Harper, Evelyn “Evie” Bell and Donald Thorp; grandchildren, Jennifer, Amber, Irene, Samuel, Robert, Katherine, Andrew, Jason and Keith; 17 great grandchildren; and 1 great great granddaughter.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 6 pm until 8 pm on Thursday, January 23, 2020, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE. A funeral service will be held on Friday morning at 11 am, January 24, 2020, at the funeral home. Interment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Charles’ memory to a charity of the donor’s choice.


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13 Condolences for Charles M. Thorp

  • Thoughts and prayers are with you

  • So sorry for your loss. I know how deeply your Dad will be missed.

  • He was the funny one but a hard worker. He will be missed. But I’m glad he’s not suffering and resting in peace.

  • We will miss your mischievous self, Uncle Charles. Sending love to Connie, Diana and grandchildren. Our heart is heavy, but our loss is the gain of many other Thorps who welcomed him with glad arms.

  • We love you and you will be missed.

  • Our Thoughts and prayers are with everyone

  • I’m so sorry for the passing of Charlie ..he was my neighbor and I enjoyed many talks over the years sitting on his front porch with him he’s a very funny and humorous man and always have me laughing.. you never knew what was going to come out of his mouth!!! He always had a story to tell !! I will miss him.. with my deepest sympathy.. Jackie

  • You are missed already. No more silly hats. Thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    With much love and sympathy , Dot Johnson

  • Dear family and friends,
    He was one of a kind. Sincere condolences for your loss. 💔
    Fran Vogell

  • Our thoughts and prayers for the whole family. This funny man will be missed by you all. Loved his hats and sweaters.
    Larry and Karen McElwee

  • We are so sad to learn of Charlie’s passing. He was admired for his kind and funny personality. He kept everyone laughing at family gatherings in DE and NJ. Our thoughts and prayer for comfort for his family are with you.
    Love, Cousin Charlie and Peggy Cunane

  • So sorry to learn of Charles death. I remember the three cousins in Folsom and other family gatherings where hilarity was the rule of the evenings. His family will long remember his sense of humor.
    Sincerely, Cousin Elizabeth Cunane

  • Connie, Diana and family. I am so very sorry to hear of your father’s passing. Her was such a kind man with a wonderful sense of humor and such a good neighbor and friend. My deepest sympathy. Love, Marcia