Virginia Beach: Robert “Bob” Thorsell, 64, passed away Tuesday, October 21, 2008, at his residence.
Mr. Thorsell served in the US Army and retired from the Army Reserves as a Sergeant. He worked for the Department of Defense as a Marine Technician. He was a member of American Legion Post No. 518 in Orbisonia, PA. He was the widower of Carrie N. Thorsell.
He is survived by three daughters, Loretta Marcum of Chesapeake, Christine Thorsell of Norfolk and Michelle Schwarz of Newport, NC; four grandchildren, Krystle Best, Stephanie Best, Brandon Marcum and Paul Schwarz; three sisters, Roberta Thorsell, Jodee Johnson and Jinnay Ford.
A Celebration of Life will be held 4:00 PM Saturday, October 25, 2008, at Grumpy’s Restaurant & Lounge, 3541 South Plaza Trail Virginia Beach, VA 23452. In lieu of flowers the family asks that memorial contributions be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, 5511 Staples Mills Road Suite 202B, Richmond, VA 23228. Arrangements are under the direction of the Altmeyer Funeral Home, 5792 Greenwich Road, Virginia Beach. Condolences may be offered to the family at altmeyer.com.