Paul Tharp, age 70,
of Chesterton, IN, passed away on Wednesday, December 6, 2017.
Paul was born in
Valparaiso, IN, on August 21, 1947, to Dale and Jean (Kaub) Tharp.
Paul is survived by
his son, Mike Harding of Chesterton, IN and daughter, Janice (Ed) Rodriguez
of Westville, IN; brothers, Thomas (Debbie) Tharp and Bruce Tharp; sisters,
Barbara Flagg, Bea Foster and Susan Tharpe and grandson, Aiden Rodriguez. He
was preceded in death by his wife, Jackie Tharp and sisters, Marjorie Mohr
and Phyllis Tharp.
Paul worked in
heating and air at Bethlehem Steel for over 30 years, retiring in 2003. He
was a veteran of the US Navy and served during the Vietnam War. Paul was a
generous man; he donated regularly to St. Jude’s for many years. He loved
John Deere Tractors. He was a big fan of the show Survivor which he enjoyed
watching with his wife before she passed, he was excited for the new finale.
He was an all-around great guy and will be greatly missed by his family.
will be held on Tuesday, December 12, 2017, at 6:00 p.m., at Edmonds & Evans
Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton, IN.
take place prior to services on Tuesday at the funeral home from 4:00 p.m.
until 6:00 p.m. Interment of cremains will take place at Chesterton Cemetery
at later date.
Memorials for Paul
may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital,
www.stjude.org/donate or St. Jude
Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1893, Memphis, TN, 38101-9950, or to
the VNA Hospice Center of Porter County, 2401 Valley Drive, Valparaiso, IN,
may be made to the family at www.ee-fh.com