In memory: John Thorp, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering and former associate dean

In memory: John Thorp, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering and former associate dean

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John Thorp, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, died Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018.
John Thorp, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, died Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018.

John Thorp, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering and a former College of Engineering associate dean, passed away Wednesday night, Jan. 3 following a long battle with cancer. He was 66.

Visitation is set for 10-11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 6 at the John A. Gentleman Mortuaries and Crematory 72nd Street Chapel in Omaha. Go to http://www.johnagentleman.com for more information.

Thorp was honored in September 2017 by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln for 40 years of service, not only as a faculty member but for his integral role as associate dean for undergraduate programs on Scott Campus.

“He was known as the ‘fixer’: if we had a question concerning how something worked in Omaha, John had the answer,” said Lance C. Pérez, interim dean of the College of Engineering. “He especially worked tirelessly to ensure our students were taken care of and on the right track academically, also serving as an academic advisor and mentor.

“John’s contributions to the College of Engineering and its students is immeasurable and he will be deeply missed.”

Thorp is survived by his wife, Marjorie, sons Michael and Brian, two daughters-in-law, two granddaughters, his mother, sister and nieces.