WEST POINT—Henry Greenough “Hank” Thorndike Jr. died peacefully but unexpectedly on December 22, 2018.
He is survived by his wife, Janice; and his daughters, Olivia and Catherine. He is also survived by his sisters, Sue, Evie, Anne and Sally; and his brother, Andy; along with many nieces, nephews, and cousins that he adored.
Hank was preceded in death by his parents, Henry Greenough “Harry” Thorndike and Carolyn Fredrika “Feddie” Thorndike; and his sisters, Alice and Olivia.
Hank was born on June 27, 1946, in Richmond and grew up on his family farm, Magnolia, in Wicomico Church. He graduated from Staunton Military Academy and attended Clemson University, where he was a member of the rugby team. Always someone who loved the outdoors, Hank had his marine construction business, Dockmasters Soil Stabilization, for over 30 years.
Hank was known for his huge heart, warm hugs, and the mischievous twinkle in his eye. He was happiest surrounded by his girls, pets and his boisterous family, and when sailing, picking crabs, serving his many wonderful clients and mentoring the young members of his crew.
Visitation was held from 2-5 p.m. Friday, December 28, at Vincent Funeral Home, 417 11th Street, West Point. A memorial service was held Saturday, December 29, also at Vincent Funeral Home. A reception immediately followed at Wallace Manor 3821 North Courthouse Road, Providence Forge. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the King William Regional Animal Shelter or Providence Forge Presbyterian Church would be welcome.