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Robert L. Thorp

Published January 15,2019

Obituary's Biography:

Robert L. Thorp, 82, a resident of Gurnee, passed away Sunday, January 13, 2019 at Autumn Leaves in Gurnee.  He was born September 25, 1936 in Waukegan, IL to Alfred and Amanda Thorp.  Robert was a veteran of the US Army having served during the Korean War and worked over 40 years civil service as a computer programmer and retired from the Electronics Supply Office at the Great Lakes Naval Base.  He loved genealogy, was an avid reader, enjoyed jogging including running in 2 marathons, and enjoyed gardening.  Robert is survived by his wife of 56 years, Mary Alyce (nee: Ritz), whom he wed on August 25, 1962, his daughters Jennifer Kurich, Sara (Steven) Gibbs, and Caroline Thorp, his grandchildren Robert Kurich Jr., Emma Kurich, Brian Kurich, Veda Gibbs, Joseph Gibbs, and Luke Gibbs, his brother Fred Thorp, and his many nieces and nephews.  The family would like to give a special thanks to the staff and caregivers at Autumn Leaves and Dr. Regan Christopolous.  He was preceded in death by his parents and his sisters Adelle Richey and Claire Thorp.  A visitation and funeral service is scheduled from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00pm with a funeral service commencing at 5:00pm on Thursday, January 17, 2019 at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030. Interment will be held privately. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimers Association.  For information, please call 847-223-8122 or visit www.strangfuneral.org.