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William Thorne

November 13, 2013
Morning Journal News

William T. "Bill" Thorne, age 76 of Canton, passed away on November 8, 2013. He was born on June 11, 1937 in Salineville, Ohio to the late Bruce and Betty Thorne.

Bill was a veteran who served four years in the U.S. Air Force. He was a member of the Elks Lodge and was an avid sports fan. Bill enjoyed golf and watching baseball games, especially when the Indians were playing. He was very loved and will be dearly missed by all.

Bill is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Shirley; children, Rob (Nancy) Thorne and Colleen (Rick) Gillies; grandchildren, Katie and Emily; brothers, Bob (Jene), Chal (Lyla), and Bud (Carol) Thorne; and sisters, Leatha (Mike) Benza, Kay (Rick) Gray, Sally (Rich) Bell, and Sue (Tom) Frericks.

Visitation will be held on Friday, November 15 from 5-8pm at the Reed Funeral Home North Canton Chapel (801 Pittsburg Ave NW) Funeral service will be held on Saturday, November 16 at 9:30am. Interment will follow at South Lawn Cemetery in Beach City.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to the Humane Society of Stark County (P.O. Box 7077, Canton, Ohio 44705)

Those wishing to share a fond memory or their condolences may sign the Reed Online Guestbook at




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