Quinten Elsworth Thorpe

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.

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6 Condolences to Quinten Elsworth Thorpe

  1. Spencer McIntosh, Edinburg says:

    Quinten was a really genuinely nice guy. He ate at my restaurant many, many times. If we were busy and someone came in and needed a seat, he’d invite them to join him at his table. They invariably left with a smile on their face after having made a new friend. I had lost touch with Quinten over the years since I sold Spencer’s. Our paths did cross occasionally and we would take the time to ‘catch up’. Quinten will be missed by me as well as his family and many other friends.

  2. Jerry Wolford says:

    Quinten was in grade school with me.Always friendly and had that smile on his face.
    RIP my friend.

  3. Virginia Rhinehart says:

    Quinten,was always a jolly person, andvery friendly and kind. He always knew you where ever
    he seen you.He came to our church Shen comunity Fellowship on Patmos rd, then he started
    to work on Sundays.We will miss seeing him around. Virginia Rhinehart.

  4. Randy and Susan Langford says:

    Quinten will be missed, our condolences to his family and friends. Randy and Susan(Sue) Langford

  5. Mary Ellen Pryor says:

    Virgil and Phyllis, I am so sorry to hear of Quinten’s passing, he was such a kind soul. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. God bless, Aunt Mary Ellen

  6. Christine Kibler Caston says:

    So sorry to find out Quinten had passed. I remember him in school as always a jolly person. I think we went from first grade to graduation, which makes you almost a sibling. I know he will be missed by family and friends. Rest in Peace, Quinten!