1954-2022
April 21, 2022

Dear Brothers, Sisters, Kith and Kin,
 
It is with a deep sense of sadness and regret that I must report to you the passing of our 43-year Retired Member Brother Vincent Thorn on April 18, 2022.
 
Brother Vincent was born on February 19, 1954 and initiated into Local One on February 2, 1979. He received his B.A. from LIU CW Post in Criminal Justice/Police Science, and his MPA from LIU CW Post in Public Administration.
 
Brother Vincent was a true “Hemingway man” with a variety skills and interests. He shared his knowledge as an adjunct professor at LIU CW Post College. Brother Vincent was also 4th Dan (4th degree black belt) Tae Kwon Do Ji Do Kwon. He was a member of C. K. Kim’s Alliance school of Korean Karate since April of 1973. After receiving 1st Dan (black belt) certification in Tae Kwon Do through C.K. Kim’s Alliance in 1978, he spent years in a volunteer capacity teaching the art and advancing in rank. Through teaching and mentoring at the school, he provided a sound base of respect, discipline, physical and mental fitness to a diverse student body. 
 
He served his community as a 41-year officer of the Garden City Police Department and served as their Executive Officer from 1994 to 2005 and retired with the Rank of Lieutenant in 1991.
 
Brother Thorn’s family has a long tradition in Local One, his grandfather Fredrick Thorn was initiated in 1905 and his father Joseph Thorn in 1953.
 
He is survived by his wife Margaret (Deverna) Thorn, his son Vincent Jr, his daughter Tracey Thorn, his brothers Joseph and Andy, Local One Brothers, John, Matty, Marty, Dan Thorn, his sisters Ronnie, Jeannie, Kathy, Marie, Liz and many nephews, and nieces.
 
Reposing:  Wantagh Abbey Funeral Home, 3374 Park Avenue, Wantagh, NY  11793. Phone: 516-785-0312.
 
Viewing:  Sunday, April 24, 2022 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Brother Vincent will be missed by family and friends alike. May his soul Rest in Peace.

Sincerely,
 
Robert C. Score
Recording-Corresponding Secretary
Michael A. Caffrey
Administrative Secretary

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