Christian William Thorne, Sr., passed away on Monday, February 3, 2020, at the age of 102. Beloved husband of the late Shirley Rita Fried Thorne. Father of Shirley E. Swaffar (Joseph), Dolores McBade (Michael), Christian W. Thorne, Jr., and Sidney Thorne (Mary Ann). Grandfather of Christian Thorne, III and Debra Quadt. Great g randfather of Jackson Joseph Rollins. Son of the late Frederick W. Thorne and Annie Arsaga Thorne. Brother of the late Alvin, Curtis, Lester, Fred, Stanley and Raymond Thorne; and Eunice “Dorothy” Green.
Mr. Thorne retired from Greyhound with 32 years of service. He was also a limousine driver and was able to drive many interesting people around the city. Chris departed from Greyhound and started Thorne’s Esso Service Station and then returned to Greyhound. Mr. Thorne began his Masonic career 68 years ago when he was raised into Grand Lodge of Louisiana, Level No.373 and was a member of the Jerusalem Shriner's Motorcycle Escort. Chris enjoyed cooking, fishing with his family and riding his bike on the levee. In his quest for expanding knowledge he especially enjoyed reading various types of literature. He was capable of repairing anything mechanical with ingenuity.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the visitation at Greenwood Funeral Home, 5200 Canal Blvd, New Orleans, on Monday, February 10, 2020, starting at 11:00 AM, followed by a Funeral Service in the Chapel at 1:00 PM. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery.
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