Frank S. Thorp Jr. of East Marion, 80, passed peacefully while surrounded by his loving family.
Frank had a rewarding career as a respected social studies teacher at Weber Junior High School in Port Washington. He taught fairness and tolerance while encouraging each student to do their personal best. In addition, for many years he directed the sailing programs at yacht clubs in Port Washington and Orient.
He lived his dream and retired to his family home in East Marion, where he had spent every summer since childhood. He cherished his front porch view, with binoculars always within reach. He enjoyed his later years working at S.T. Preston & Sons in Greenport, where he shared his vast knowledge of boating and local waters.
He is survived by his loving wife, Paula; his four children, Charles Thorp, Ann Asaro and husband Michael, Jill Doherty and Frank Thorp III and wife Shannon; and his brother, Edward, and wife Virginia. He was the proud grandfather of Jacob Thorp, Sarah and Brian Doherty and Michaela and Samantha Asaro. He was predeceased by his first wife, Barbara.
Visitors were received July 12 at Horton-Mathie Funeral Home in Greenport. A funeral Mass was held July 13 at St. Agnes R.C. Church in Greenport. Interment followed at East Marion Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to San Simeon by the Sound or the East Marion Fire Department.
This is a paid notice.