Louis R. Thorpe, 86, of Cold Spring, died Nov. 21, 2017, surrounded by his family.
Born Jan. 30, 1931, in Nelsonville, he was the son of Charles and Alice (McElrath) Thorpe. After graduating from Haldane High School in 1948, he served in U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. He retired in 1991 after a 30-year career with IBM.
Lou was a former fire chief of the Nelsonville Fire Company, a former Nelsonville Village Clerk, past president of and coach for many years at the Philipstown Little League and an avid Yankees and Giants fan. His wife, Kathyrine (Sooky), died in 2013.
After his retirement, Lou and Sooky enjoyed taking trips with the seniors, going to casinos and heading to the race track. They made sure to attend all their grandchildrens’ sporting events, graduations and plays. He would love to reminisce about Little League, especially with all his former players. People in town could set their watches when Lou got his daily newspaper, drove to the Foodtown parking lot or scooped the loop.
He is survived by his children, Terrance Thorpe (Faye), Louis Thorpe, Kathyrine Tomann (Peter), his grandchildren Robert, Lauren, Michael (Danielle), Reid, Kiefer and Wilson Thorpe and Grace, Meghan, Emily and Maura Tomann.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Nov. 27 at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Loretto, 24 Fair St., in Cold Spring, with interment to follow at Cold Spring Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Haldane Blue Devil Booster Club, P.O Box 356, Cold Spring, NY 10516.