Frederick B. Thorpe

March 25, 2023
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Gorham- Frederick B. Thorpe, age 78, passed away peacefully at home on March 25, 2023, surrounded by his loving family.

A private burial will be held at the Gorham Cemetery.

Fred was born on May 14, 1944, a son of the late Floyd and Corabelle Summerville Thorpe. He was a graduate of Gorham Central School. Fred was employed as Vice President of the Chrisanntha Construction Corp. in Gorham, and was past chief of the Gorham Fire Department.

Fred’s greatest joy was found in helping others, whether it be the countless number of people Fred encountered while employed, or the endless gifts of time and energy he provided his family. His heart was full each and every time he could make a difference for someone. To his family he was and will always be, the ultimate hero. His love of hunting, classic cars, building and woodworking were things he looked forward to each and every day. There was always something to be accomplished.

Fred is survived by his wife of 58 years, Sharon; daughter, Christine (Paul) Chapman; son, Craig (Jolene) Thorpe; 4 grandchildren, Adam (Rachel Colaneri) Chapman, Jenna (Matthew) Turetsky, Jack Thorpe and Annabelle Weston; his siblings, Janice (Paul) Smith, June (Earl) Pettit and Roger Thorpe; brother-in-law, Richard (Carol) Neufang; sister-in-law, Connie (Dean) Burden; as well as nieces and nephews.

Fred was predeceased by his parents Floyd and Corabelle Thorpe.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made in Fred’s name to the Gorham Fire Department, 4676 Kearney Rd., Stanley, NY 14561 or the Stanley Hall Gorham Ambulance, P.O. Box 57, Hall, NY 14463.        

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Meg Fowler from Canandaigua on Mar. 27, 2023

I am so very sorry for you loss . Sending prayers .

Champlin from Palmyra, NY on Mar. 28, 2023

Sharon & family- So sorry for your loss. We have great memories with you & Fred.
RIP Fred.

Debbie Colucci from Farmington NY on Mar. 28, 2023

Sending love and prayers to the entire family. Freddy was an amazing man that touched my life forever!

Jerry & Mary Lazarus from Rushville New York on Apr. 1, 2023

Our deepest sympathy in your loss. We will always remember the fun times traveling with the band & colorguard together. Keep all your beautiful memories in your heart. Wishing you peace and comfort during this difficult time.

Leah Hotchkiss from Manchester New York on Apr. 5, 2023

Sharon, So sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and you and your family. RIP Fred.

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