Northwest NEWS

May 3, 1999

Local News

Obituary: Robert (Bob) S. Thorne, Jr.

   Robert (Bob) S. Thorne, Jr., died at his home in Woodinville on April 29, 1999 at the age of 56.

   He is survived by his wife, Lorene, two daughters, Kristina T. Krall and her husband, Kevin R. Krall of Bothell, and Sarah N. Thorne of Woodinville; and two grandchildren, Kayla and Kameron Krall; his brother David W. Thorne and his wife, Katheleen M. and their sons John and Ned, of Bainbridge Island; his parents, Robert S., Sr., and Dorothy Cox Thorne of Mercer Island.

   Born in Abilene, Texas, Thorne served in the U.S. Army Special Forces in 1964 as a combat engineer. Following the service, he became a plumber, and with a partner, started a contracting business and built more than 350 structures. After becoming interested in the safety of steel frame buildings, he formed his own company to build pre-sale steel frames homes.

   Services will be held this Friday at 10 a.m. at Green's Funeral Home at Sunset Hills. Memorials may be sent to Make A Wish Foundation and Salvation Army.