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In loving memory of
Edwin Charles Thorn, Jr
  • January 05, 1937
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  • August 17, 2017

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Edwin Charles Thorn, Jr., 80, of Daytona Beach Shores, passed away on Aug. 17 He was born in Greenfield, MA January 5, 1937 to Dr. Edwin & Ellen Thorn.
Ed graduated from Deerfield Academy, University of Vermont, and did his graduate work at Cornell. His career was in hospital administration. He worked at hospitals in Bronxville, NY, Woonsocket, RI, Palmer MA and Shriners Hospital in Springfield, MA.
He was a faithful Masonic member of Newton Lodge, Wilbraham, MA, serving as Master of the lodge.
Ed’s passion was boating, sailing in New England with his young family. His late wife Louise (Hallenbrock) Thorn passed away in 1982. He later married a lifelong friend Linda (Strecker), and together they spent many years cruising on “Sea Smoke”, their downeast style boat. They settled in Daytona Beach Shores, traveling every summer by boat to Rhode Island and returning in the fall to FL.
Ed was also a clock collector, working on clocks and watches, and also enjoyed woodworking.
He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Linda (Strecker) Thorn; sons, Edwin C. Thorn, III, Greenfield, MA and Brian C. Thorn (Mandy), San Jose, CA; sister Nancy Kaufman (Christian), Panama City & Oklahoma City, and brother Phillip Thorn, Daytona Beach Shores; stepdaughters Julie Marino (Gary), Burlington, MA and Laurie Harmon (Andrew Koontz), Princeton, NJ; grandson Desmond Marino, a niece and several nephews.
Ed was a friend to all, always eager to help. His easy smile and big laugh will be missed by all who knew him.
A memorial service will be held at Indigo Palms, 570 National Healthcare Dr., Daytona Beach, on August 25 at 11 AM with burial at a later date in Deerfield, MA.
Donations may be made in Ed’s name to Shriners International Headquarters, 2900 Rocky Pt. Rd., Tampa, FL 33607; and with hope that research will lead to an end to Alzheimer’s, donations may be made to The Alzheimer’s Association, Central and North Florida Chapter, 2180 W. State Rd. 434, Suite 1100 Longwood, FL 32779.


Indigo Palms
570 National Healthcare Drive, Daytona Beach, FL 32114
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Date & Time:
August 25, 2017 at 11:00 AM

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11 Key Colony Court

Instead of flowers, the family would prefer if you would make a donation to
Alzheimer's Association or to the Shriner's Hospital

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  1. Curt Knowles says:
    27 Sep 2017
    Sending thoughts and prayers.
    Brother Curt Knowles

  2. Gardner & Caryl Mason says:
    01 Sep 2017
    Ed will be missed. He was a wonderful person and a great boater. May he always have smooth sailing.
    Gardner and Caryl

  3. Mandy Thorn says:
    24 Aug 2017
    Ed you will be missed. Thanks for you son , he's my rock. I'll miss that smile on your face.
    Love always,

  4. Brian C. Thorn says:
    23 Aug 2017
    I am going to miss you Ed. I don't think I could ask for a better dad. You set an awesome example for me for how to be a good father, husband and man in this life. I will always carry you with me. I will always remember you for that twinkle in your eye, being quick with a smile and your infectious enthusiasm. Peace be with you.

  5. Joyce Cantrell says:
    22 Aug 2017
    So sorry to hear of Ed's passing. He actually smiled at me and my son a few times. I could just tell what a great guy he had been eventho I didn't know him well. Condolences to his sweet wife Linda.

  6. Paul and Judi Horton says:
    22 Aug 2017
    So sorry for your loss. We have wonderful memories of cruising together.

  7. Nancy T Kaufman says:
    22 Aug 2017
    Will miss my Big Brother. You will be in my heart, always.

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