Rick R. Thorp, 86, of Weirton, WV, passed away Saturday June 25, 2022 at home.
He was born March 25, 1936 in Youngstown, OH. Son of the late Ercell “Bud” and Germaine Holtzsnyder Thorp. Rick is also preceded in death by his loving wife of 58 years, Katherine “Kitty” Hay Thorp (2015).
Rick was a member of St. Paul Roman Catholic Church in Weirton. He retired from Grae-Con Construction as a Project Superintendent. Rick found the most enjoyment while at “The Lake” in Seneca Lake, OH, where he and his wife spent many summers with family and friends. Many winters were spent in Cocoa Beach, FL, visiting friends and escaping the wintery cold.
Rick is survived by his daughters, Linda Jolly (Jeff) of The Villages, FL, Ginger Sweat (Ed Grace) of Weirton, and Karen McCartney (Donnie) of Weirton; son, Ken Thorp (Sandy) of Weirton; grandchildren, Erica Lallone of Weirton, Jake Jolly (Kristen) of New York City, NY, Ren Jolly (Jess) of Tallahassee, FL, Amanda Martin (Rick) of Toledo, OH, Lindsay Bullman (Alex) of Fort Myers, FL, and Samantha McCartney of Weirton; great-grandchildren, Hunter Sweat, Isaac Sweat, Kayla Duffy, Collin Lallone, Colt Jolly, Ian Martin and Parker Bullman; and great-great-grandson, Jaxton Burns.
Visitation will take place Wednesday, June 29, 2022 from 4-7 p.m. at Steel & Wolfe Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., 380 Penco Road, Weirton, where the funeral will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. with Pastor Michael Heckathorn presiding. Interment will follow at Chestnut Ridge Cemetery, Florence, PA.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.