Henry "Skip" Thorn

February 19, 1947 ~ June 1, 2019 (age 72)

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Henry (Skip) Thorn, 72, of Paradise Alley Road, died quietly at home on Saturday, June 1, 2019 with loved ones following a short illness. He was born in Springfield, MA on February 19, 1947 to Henry Thorn and Alma Lucy Howard Thorn. The family moved to Wheaton, MD when Skip was twelve years old where he graduated from Wheaton High School in 1964. He joined the Navy in 1965 and served honorably on a destroyer tender, the USS Everglades, as a lithographer during the Viet Nam War. After his service, he worked as a lithographer for the Army Times. It was during his tenure at the Times that he accepted Christ as his Savior. He graduated from Salisbury State University on the GI Bill and majored in Psychology and went on to obtain his Master’s in Community Counseling at Wilmington College. He attended Asbury United Methodist Church in Harrington, DE and faithfully attended a weekly Promise Keepers Bible Study.

He is survived by his wife of twenty-seven years Cynthia; two sisters Sylvia McCrady of Kensington, MD and Beverly Thorn of Tuscaloosa, AL; a sister-in-law Marianne; a niece Amber, and four nephews David, Christopher, Thomas and Alex.

A Going Home Celebration will be held at 11 am on Thursday, June 6, 2019 at Asbury United Methodist Church, 200 Weiner Avenue, Harrington. In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions to the Asbury U.M. Church Raise the Roof Fund, 200 Weiner Ave., Harrington, DE  19952. Arr. by McKnatt, Carpenter & Baker Funeral Home, Harrington, DE. Letters of condolence may be shared with the family at

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Going Home Celebration
June 6, 2019

11:00 AM
Asbury United Methodist Church
200 Weiner Avenue
Harrington, DE 19952


Asbury United Methodist Church Raise the Roof Fund
200 Weiner Avenue, Harrington DE 19952

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