Thomas F. Thorpe, 69, of Sandusky, died early Monday morning, Feb. 18, 2008, in Firelands Regional Medical Center after a lengthy illness.
He was born Feb. 20, 1938, in Sandusky, to Twila and John Thorpe, now deceased. He graduated from St. Mary High School. On Feb. 14, 1988, he married Dixie Young and she survives.
Other survivors include a daughter, Julie Lane of Van Nuys, Calif.; son, Thomas F. (Kathy) Thorpe Jr. of Mokena, Ill.; stepdaughters, Deb (Bill) Everly of Sandusky and Dawn (Gary) Frazier of Decatur Ill.; stepson Don Golatka of Bay View; grandchildren, Kendra Horn, Grace Thorpe, Destiny and Brandon Havens, Deven and Derek Behrendsen; and sister, Marcia Pavia of Sandusky.
Friends may call from noon Wednesday until funeral services at 1 p.m. in Wayside Temple, 3809 Maple Ave., Castalia. Pastor Rusty Yost will officiate. Arrangements are entrusted to Groff Funeral Home, Sandusky.
Condolences may be made at grofffuneralhome.com.