Jack Del Thorpe
June 15, 1964 - January 1, 2021
Jack Del Thorpe, age 56, of Middletown, DE, peacefully passed away after a long battle with cancer on January 1, 2021 with his family by his side.
Jack, son of Janet P. West and Jack R. Thorpe, was born on June 15, 1964 in Wilmington, DE. He graduated from Glasgow High School in 1982 and continued his passion in the printing industry. Jack was highly successful in management for over 35 years with a focus on the pre-press and media marketing departments. He was extremely knowledgeable in his field, and loved to learn and discover the latest changes in technology. Jack worked for several prestigious printing companies. He was down to earth, caring, respectful, and displayed great leadership. Overall, Jack was a best friend among many.
His greatest accomplishments were achieved through the lives he touched. Jack made a mark in everyone’s hearts, gladly spread his knowledge, and became a role model and valued resource to others. He took pride in accomplishing everything he set his mind too. In addition, Jack was exceptionally proud of his daughter, Shannon’s achievements, and her pursuit to become a veterinarian.
He enjoyed taking long rides on his motorcycle with his wife, Marie, spending time on his boat in Solomon’s Island, MD, and going on cruises and vacations to Walt Disney with his loving family.
Jack is survived by his wife, Marie; daughter, Shannon; sisters, Jan and Joy; brother, Freddy; 2 step sons and their spouses; and 5 grandchildren.
A visitation will be held for family and friends from 7 pm until 9 pm on Friday, January 8, 2021, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 275 East Main Street, Middletown, DE. A second visitation will be held from 10 am until 12 noon on Saturday, January 9, 2021, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 275 East Main Street, Middletown, DE, followed by a funeral service at 12 noon. Interment will be held privately in Old Drawyers Cemetery, Middletown, DE. Face masks will be required for all in attendance.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jack’s memory to Seasons Hospice, 220 Continental Drive, Suite 101, Newark, DE 19713.