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Mr. Terry G.  Thorpe

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“I found Mr. Thorpe to be a pleasant fellow. I had several short conversations in passing on or near the campus from 91 till 2008 time frame as the...Read More »
1 of 14 | Posted by: RICK WELCH - Oceanside, CA

“Nancy and I spent many enjoyable times with Terry and Linda! I will always remember the 'pizza contests" and the "Dick and Jimmy" dialogues! Terry...Read More »
2 of 14 | Posted by: Robert Whitfield - Southbury, CT

“In the mid-eighties Irvine Valley went through a faculty-driven reorganization resulting in pressure on the deans, including Terry, to accept...Read More »
3 of 14 | Posted by: Donald Rickner - Laguna Hills, CA

“Terry was a good man and one of the best friends I ever had in my whole life. We met in 1971, 47 years ago. He was fun to be around, and he had a...Read More »
4 of 14 | Posted by: Bob Rice - CA - friend

“Brief Memories of My Long Time Friend TerryA smile arises from my heart when I contemplate Terry. Terry was smart, clever, funny intelligent and...Read More »
5 of 14 | Posted by: Bob Olson - San Juan Capistrano, CA

“I will forever miss you on the golf course. Tee-It-Up-Terry was a great golf partner. His laugh was infectious and he always had something nice to...Read More »
6 of 14 | Posted by: Craig Grossman - Irvine, CA

“I was a teacher with Terry in the Business Department at Irvine Valley College for 30 years. Needless to say, we got to know each other very well. ...Read More »
7 of 14 | Posted by: Frank Pangborn - Big Bear City, CA

“I had the pleasure of working with Terry for many years at Irvine Valley College. He was always so positive and full of energy. I remember several...Read More »
8 of 14 | Posted by: Diane Riopka - Laguna Niguel, CA

“I taught with Terry for years at Irvine Valley College. I'm never saw him without a smile usually coupled with his infectious laugh. What a guy! The...Read More »
9 of 14 | Posted by: Julie Willard - coworker

“Terry taught me the joys of teaching and this changed my life for the better. He was always optimistic and had a delightful sense of humor. He was...Read More »
10 of 14 | Posted by: Joseph Ryan - Newport Beach, CA

“Terry and I worked together at Saddleback College North (now Irvine Valley College) beginning in the early 80s. He was an excellent faculty member,...Read More »
11 of 14 | Posted by: Linda Renne - CA

“Forever will we remember all the great times and laughter we shared with Terry and Linda. Terry was always cracking jokes and putting his funny spin...Read More »
12 of 14 | Posted by: Ray and Paula Hatcher - AZ

“My sincere condolences for the loss of your loved one. Take comfort in knowing that God keeps those who die, in his memory, because they are precious...Read More »
13 of 14 | Posted by: Marie - Glendale

“Terry was one of those "difference makers" in my life. He was my instructor at Irvine Valley College, then a friend and then an associate as we...Read More »
14 of 14 | Posted by: Jim Rutter - San Clemente, CA


Terry Grant Thorpe, of San Clemente, California, born on August 30, 1945 in Los Angeles, passed away at age 72 on April 14, 2018. Terry graduated from Cal State Long Beach with both a BA and an MBA. He served his country with the US Army from 1968 to 1972. Terry was a founding faculty member at Irvine Valley College in 1979 as a Professor of Business Science. He retired in 2010 as Professor Emeritus. For 44 years Terry was the loving husband of Linda (Soltan). He is survived by his brother, Greg Thorpe of Brea. He also leaves behind his greatly loved dogs, Dakota and Cody. Terry is remembered for always following his passions which included the beach, sunsets, laughter, cruising, sharing stories with his personal spin on them and above all else, love. A private graveside service and internment will be held at Forest Lawn, Glendale. A Celebration of Life will be held in June in Capistrano Beach, California.