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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.

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  • I was lucky enough to know Jack thru my dear freind Jan, Jack’s sister. He has always been a truly sweet person and a wonderful brother, father, husband, and friend. Though Jack has moved on to find peace with his departed loved ones, he will forever live on in our memories. I know how deeply his family is feeling this loss and I pray for them to find peace in all of the wonderful memories they have of him.
    With sincere and loving prayers,
    Betsy and Bill Reigle

  • Our friend and co worker , you have touched our lives forever .
    You fought till the end and you will forever be in our hearts and memories .
    Until we meet again RIP our friend ❤️

  • Dear Marie and family,
    I am so sad to hear about Jacks passing. Jack was my best boss and gave me many opportunities to stay in the trade as technology moved. He was a great mentor and manager and the most knowledgeable person I knew in the pre press area. I pray that God will comfort you in this loss of a great man. Psalm 23

  • Marie,
    Very sorry to hear about Jack. May our Lord give you strength to keep going and wrap His arms around you keeping you in His care. Sending hugs to you and the family.

  • Jack was a wonderful person/co-worker and someone I considered a friend. His kindness and warm heart is a loss for us all

  • So sad for your loss.
    Prayers for you and the family

  • Jack was a very thoughtful, caring guy that made my sister very happy. I’m very proud to have called him my brother in law. He will be very missed. We all love you Jack and thank you for caring for Marie and treating her with respect and making her so happy.

  • Marie, Sorry for the loss of your loved one. I did not know Jack well but I know how much he adored you. You could always see it in his actions. I know he fought hard to stay with you but he is at peace and not suffering any more. My prayers are with you as you move forward. Stay strong. Love you. Ivy and Carl

  • RIP my dear friend Jack. I’m saddened to hear of Jack’s passing. Jack was always supportive of my efforts and helped me with several projects in my career. Jack, an ultimate professional and always on top of the most current technical trends in the Business. Most of all Jack always took time to help and educate others. We will miss you Jack.

  • I give my sincere condolences for the family of Jack! He was one of the nicest guys I knew! Always pleasant to talk to. He always had a kind word! As a distant family member I only wish I was able to spend more time with him! My Prayers and Blessings are sincerely with everyone! 🙏🏻

  • Dear Jan, my condolences for Jack’s passing. Thinking of you and all of Jack’s extended family. May you find comfort in your faith and in celebrating with Jack’s family and friends all that he was as well as his accomplishments. My best to you and Jack’s friends and family.

  • A great person and a great friend going to miss you and our rides. Rest in peace my friend.

  • Dearest Marie ,
    I just heard the news. I am so sorry and would give anything for this have not to have happened. I know Jack was special from the things Karen told me about him. I will be lifting you up in prayer. ♥️

  • Dear Marie, Shannon, and Jan,
    I saw the hurt in your eyes, heard the cry’s in your voice, and the crushing of your hearts as you told Jack goodbye. For we all have had a great loss but none as great as yours. He gave us all something special and that was each other as two families became one. As Jack shared a special love with each one of you, as a brother, a father, and a husband his heart was always the same and overfilled with love. I will always be grateful he came into my life, from that first day I met him, I saw the joy and happiness he brought to you, Marie. I know he was not here long enough oh and how I wish I could change that, but to suffer such a great pain there had to be a great joy, and as you all hold him close to your heart every day. I hope you all remember the greatest gift I saw he gave to you all and that is each other. To cry, talk, and lean on as you build your strength each day and every day after that. Shannon and Jan you are always a part of our family now and have been for some time. So remember we are here as we are for Marie, the boys, and all those grandkids who are hurting over Jack’s loss to.
    I love you all and will miss Jack greatly and forever will be thankful he was in my life.