Wallace Donald “Wally” Thorp, 94, of Cassadaga, passed away peacefully into his eternal home Aug. 10, 2022, after speaking with his wife on the phone.
Born April 5, 1928, in Stockton, a son of the late Donald A. and Harriet Norton Thorp. He shared a birthday with his wife, (1929) and their first great great-grandson, Colt Mason Hughes (2018).
Wally went to Stockton Grade School and graduated from Cassadaga Valley Central school in 1945.
He went to work at Twig Hardware, Cassadaga and then purchased EM Turk Hardware in 1948 and sold it in 1955. During that time he was Stockton Town Constable and the popular local plumber, roofer, electrician and responded to various and numerous service calls of all kinds.
Wally and Shirley moved to their current residence in Cassadaga in 1989. He drew the plans and with the help of his son, Danny and friend, Mark Wagner, built it.
They have traveled the West and East coasts and throughout the South to visit family and friends. He enjoyed cribbage, golf, bowling, fishing and jig saw puzzles, (even though he was color blind) finishing what would be his last puzzle the day prior to his hospital admission.
Husband of 74 years to Shirley Ann Carlson Thorp, whom he married Nov. 16, 1947; father of Daniel T. (Kathy) Thorp, Peggy Sue (Rick) Reslink and the late Donald Wallace Thorp; father-in-law of Joy Thorp; grandfather of Jason (Barb) and Joel (Kelly) Thorp all of IA, Mindy Yoder of FL, Jacob (Michelle) Thorp of SC, Heidi Walker, Heather (Jack) Newman and Sarah (Chris) Pietsch all of Pennsylvania and Susan Reslink of Virginia.; great-grand-father of Aaron (Mara), Caleb (Brennah), Chloe, Emma, Allie, Elijah, Joshua, Annabelle, Camille, Juliet, Travis, Joey, Jacob, Amanda, Will, Andrew, Lily and Josalynn and the late Hatch; great-great-grandfather of Colt, Neveah and Everest. Wally and Shirley’s children and grandchildren are involved in many professions, engineer, electrician, plumber, water safety instructor, medical field, lawyer, teachers, librarian, postal worker, contractors, horse trainer, artist, photographer, singers and actresses.
Brother of the late Max (Susan of Stockton) Fern (late Nick) DeMaio, twin brothers Ed (late Joanne) and Ted. Also survived by nieces and nephews.
A celebration of life will be held 2 pm Sunday, Aug. 21 at Stockton Community Church, 4554 Railroad Ave., W, Stockton. Luncheon to follow. Burial in Greenwood Cemetery, Stockton will be private.
Arrangements by Jordan Funeral Home, Sinclairville.
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