Quinten Elsworth Thorpe, 68, of Woodstock, passed away quietly at Shenandoah County Memorial Hospital, surrounded by family on Tuesday, August 26, 2014, after a brief battle with cancer. He was the eldest son of the late Martha Lou Ritenour Thompson. Born March 8, 1946, Quinten spent his entire life in the Woodstock area. Survivors include his two children, Shannon Thorpe Campbell and her husband Jeff of Strasburg, and Brandon A. Thorpe of Woodstock, four grandchildren, Kirsten, Nicolas, Dylan and Alec Campbell of Strasburg; four brothers; Douglas N. Thorpe and his wife Roxanne, Virgil P. Thorpe and his wife Phyliss, Roger E. Thompson, all of Woodstock, and Boyd F. “Ducie” Thompson and his wife Brenda of Gainesville, Virginia. He also had seven nieces and nephews.
Quinten had recently retired from the Shenandoah County Government after a 28 year career with the Sanitation Department. He spent the last many years at the Maurertown collection facility where he never met a stranger and his colorful greetings made many friends and lasting memories.
Dellinger Funeral Home in Woodstock is handling the funeral arrangements. A memorial service, officiated by Reverend John Taylor and Brother Randy Whetzel, will be held Saturday, September 6th, at 11:00 a.m. at the First Church of Columbia Furnace, 19 Union Church Road, Edinburg, Virginia.
Honorary pallbearers will be his nieces and nephews: Terri Lynn Greene, Erik P. Thorpe, Aaron L. Thorpe, Roger E. Thompson, Jr., Heather R. Thompson, Michael L. Thompson, and Ryan L. Thompson.
Family and friends will gather at the church at 10:00 a.m. and ask that you stay for a meal following the service at the pavilion across from the church to share memories and stories.
In lieu of flowers and in memory of Quinten’s love of other’s children and pets, memorial contributions may be made to the Shenandoah County Humane Society, P.O Box 173, Woodstock, VA 22664 and the Shenandoah County Empty Stocking Fund, P.O. Box 411, Strasburg, VA 22657.