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.