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Alfred E. Thorne

January 29, 1933 ~ May 30, 2023 (age 90) 90 Years Old


Alfred E. Thorne, 90, of Gratztown, died Tuesday, May 30, 2023.  He was born January 29, 1933 in Gratztown, a son of the late John and Emma (Linhart) Thorne.  Prior to retirement he was employed by Tube City Iron & Metal for 43 years.  Alfred was a member of Wesleyan Nazarene Church of West Newton and was an avid Christian man.  He enjoyed camping and his joy and passion was singing Gospel Quartet.  Surviving are his wife, Reta A. (Herbert) Thorne; children, Terri (Brent) Garrick, Dwayne (Sheri) Thorne, Tracey (Scott) Lane, and Larry (Jaci) Thorne; grandchildren, Elizabeth, Alexander, Andrew, and Alyse Thorne, Emily (Austin) Rowland, Logan (Caysi) Thorne, Zachary (Kayla) Thorne, and Gabrielle Thorne; and a great grandchild, Noah.  In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by grandsons, Michael Garrick and Nathan Thorne; sisters, LaRue Crotti and Shirley Sieckowski; and brother, John Thorne.  Services will be private.   In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Wesleyan Nazarene Church, 310 Pittsburgh St., West Newton, PA 15089.  Arrangements entrusted to the J. William McCauley, Jr. Funeral Home, West Newton.  Condolences may be left at

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