Martin E. Thorp
DANVILLE — Martin E. Thorp, 88, of 207 S. Mickley St., Danville, died July 16, 2008, at his residence.
He was born May 2, 1920, in Utica to the late Ernest and Waneta (Alspach) Thorp. He was retired from Buckeye Steel and Plumbing. He was a member of the St. Luke Catholic Church, a World War II U.S. Army veteran, 35th Division, where he served in the Battle of the Bulge, and received a Bronze Star. He was a member of the VFW and the Danville American Legion 650. He was a former member of the Danville Fire Department and Emergency Squad.
He is survived by his wife, Helen (Mickley) Thorp, whom he married Jan. 9, 1943. Also surviving are a daughter, Janet (Lonnie) Moreland of Danville; a son, Bruce Thorp of Danville; a son-in-law, Larry Fisher of Loudonville; 12 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Barbara Durbin of Lexington.
He was preceded in death by his parents; son and daughter-in-law, Gregg and Diane Thorp; daughter, Karen Fisher; brother, Don Thorp; brother-in-law, Walter Durbin; and father- and mother-in-law, Bernard and Marilla Mickley.
Funeral Mass will be held Monday, July 21, at 11 a.m. at the St. Luke Catholic Church in Danville with the Rev. F. Richard Snoke officiating. Burial will be in the St. Luke Cemetery with graveside military services conducted by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council. Visitation is Sunday, July 20, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Fischer Funeral Home in Danville, where there will be a prayer service at 7:45 p.m. This information is online at www.fischerfuneralhome.com.
Memorial contributions may be made the Eastern Knox County Joint Fire District, P.O. Box 526, Danville, OH 43014.