Frank S. Thornberry Jr.

July 31, 1935 - February 2, 2018
Frank S. Thornberry Jr.

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Frank S. Thornberry Jr. age 82, passed away at the Calcutta Health Care on Friday, February 2, 2018, after an extended illness.
He was the son of the late Frank S. Thornberry Sr. and Grace (Chetwin) Thornberry. Frank was born in East Liverpool on July 31, 1935 and lived his entire life in this area. He was employed at the former Crucible Steel in Midland where he worked as a Turn Foreman in the hot strip. After the mill, he worked in security at the new Pittsburgh Air Port and at the Bruce Mansfield plant.
Frank was a veteran of the U.S. Marines, serving in Korea and as a Drill Instructor at Paris Island.
He enjoyed gardening around the house and recycling items into art, which he gave away.
Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth “Betty” (Black) Thornberry of 56 years. They were married on August 19, 1961. Two daughters, Michelle Cornell of East Liverpool and Susan Stroud and her husband Robert, of New Egypt, N.J. Four grandchildren, Aaron Thornberry of East Liverpool, Grace Cornell and her finance Matt Craig of Canfield, Elise Stroud of New Jersy and Abigail Stroud of Pittsburgh.
In addition to his parents and son in law, Frank is together again with his brother, Joseph Thornberry who died many years ago.
Services will be held at St. Stephens Episcopal Church in East Liverpool at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, February 7, 2018 with Fr. Steven McKeown officiating. Burial will be in Columbiana Co. Memorial Park where military honors will be granted by the Tri-State Burial Group.
Friends may visit with the family at the Calcutta Chapel of the Martin MacLean Altmeyer Funeral Homes on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM
Friends may see this obit, send condolences, or sign the guest book online at www


Wednesday, February 7, 2018
11:00 AM

St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church - Directions

East Liverpool, Ohio 43920


Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Columbiana County Memorial Park - Directions
16078 Irish Ridge Road
East Liverpool, Ohio 43920


Tuesday, February 6, 2018
2:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Martin MacLean Altmeyer Funeral Homes Calcutta Chapel - Directions
15872 St. Clair Avenue
Calcutta, Ohio 43920

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  • February 05, 2018
    Cheryl J Skinner, WV Patriot Guard says:
    May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time, May you come to know that the love of God is with you always, May your memories of Frank S. Thornberry, Jr., give you peace, comfort and strength… Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete. I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.. My thoughts and prayers to the family of …. US Marine Veteran, Frank S. Thornberry, Jr., is “A True American Hero” God Bless† † Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †

  • February 06, 2018
    DH says:
    I am so sorry for your loss. Death is an enemy that we all have in common. May God’s promise that we can be with our loved ones again right here on a beautiful paradise earth be of comfort to your family. 1 Corinthians 15:26, Revelation 21:1-5

  • February 07, 2018
    Ron Wamsley says:
    My condolences I met Frank when I was first hired in the mill in 1963 I believe he was a crane operator at the time, even though I only worked with him less than two months I never forgot him. He was a good man and was very helpful to this new hire . My prayers for your loss. Ron Wamsley

  • February 07, 2018
    Leigh Ann (Montgomery) Smith says:
    Susan and Michelle- My family was so sorry to hear about the loss of your father. We know all too well recently how hard it is. You are in our thoughts! Love to you both