Russell Thorp

Obituary of Russell B Thorp

Russell B. Thorp, 79, 5363 Cooper Street, Vernon, died peacefully Wednesday, January 23, 2019 while a patient at Upstate University Hospital following a short illness.


Russ was born in Oneida, New York December 15, 1939, the son of the late Benjamin and Florence Dam Thorp.  Russ grew up in the Stockbridge Valley, graduating from Stockbridge Valley Central School, Class of 1958.


In his younger years, Russ was a successful dairy farmer working with his dad on the family farm on Middle Road.  He worked for the New York State Thruway Authority for many years, retiring in 1996. 


Russ cherished his times hunting and snowmobiling at his camp in the Adirondacks.  He was a great story-teller, loved spending time with family and friends and never met a lemon meringue pie he didn’t love! 


Russ was married to the former Muriel Greer on January 24, 1959.   She predeceased him on April 17, 1999.


Russell is survived by his three sons:  Stephen (Shannon Curtin) Thorp of Westmoreland, Jeffrey (Margaret Fetzko) of Earlville and Russell (Renee Parker) of Orange Park, Florida; his loving companion, Donna Brummer of Vernon; a brother, Douglas (Shirley) Thorp of Vernon Center; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.


Funeral services will be held at Christ Church, United Methodist, 417 Park Street, Sherrill, New York, on Saturday, January 26, 2019 at 1:30 PM with the Rev. Robert Kolvik-Campbell officiating.  Interment will be in Verona Cemetery.  There will be no calling hours.  Memorial contributions in Russ’s memory may be made to the Vernon Volunteer Fire Department.  Arrangements have been entrusted to the Ironside Funeral Home, Inc., 342 Main St., Oneida.

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2:00 pm
Saturday, January 26, 2019
Christ Church, United Methodist
417 Park Ave., <no data>
Sherrill, New York, United States
(315) 363-1061
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