Brent Thorne

Brent H. Thorne

September 18, 1947 - February 9, 2020
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Brent Herrell Thorne, 72, a 17-year resident of Edgewater, MD and previously of Falls Church, VA, passed away on February 9, 2020. Born on September 18, 1947 in Washington, DC to the late Tunis and Mildred Thorne, Brent earned an Associate of Science degree from Ferrum College and Bachelor of Arts degree in 1970 from Randolph Macon College. He enjoyed a 32-year career in Management with Bailey Banks and Biddle Jewelers in MD, VA, CA and IL. Brent was a member of the American Cut Glass Association and had a passion for antiques, Maryland crabs and, most of all, spending time with his six grandsons.

Brent is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Penny Woodal Thorne; his son and daughter-in-law, Brandon and Allison Thorne of Midlothian, VA and their children, Brogan, Cole and Declan; his daughter and son-in-law, Amy Thorne Richardson and Kevin Richardson of Davidsonville, MD and their children Kyle, Luke and Beau; a brother and sister-in-law, Donald and Ann Thorne of Roanoke, VA; and his nephew and wife, William and Carol Thorne of Salem, VA.

Friends are invited to celebrate Brent’s life with his family on Saturday, February 15 from 9:30 a.m. until his service begins at 12:00 p.m. at the Kalas Funeral Home & Crematory, 2973 Solomons Island Road, Edgewater. Interment at Oakwood Cemetery, Falls Church, VA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association or American Diabetes Association.

On line condolences may be offered using the Memory Wall link at the top of this page.

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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Saturday, February 15th, 2020 | 9:30am - 12:00pm
    Saturday, February 15th, 2020 9:30am - 12:00pm
    Kalas Funeral Home & Crematory-Edgewater
    2973 Solomons Island Road
    EDGEWATER, MD 21037
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Saturday, February 15th, 2020 | 12:00pm
    Saturday, February 15th, 2020 12:00pm
    Kalas Funeral Home & Crematory-Edgewater
    2973 Solomons Island Road
    EDGEWATER, MD 21037
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    Oakwood Cemetery
    401 N Roosevelt Street
    FALLS CHURCH, VA 22044
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Lynn Robinson

Posted at 12:49pm
Dave and I were so sorry to hear of Brent's passing. We haven't seen y'all in many years, but remember him and you fondly. I well remember teaching those kids to swim one summer. May God keep Brent and you in His loving care and send His comforting spirit upon all who mourn.

Warren and Doris Goodlett

Posted at 09:02pm
Longtime friends are the best friends, and it is hard to lose them. Our friendship with Brent and Penny goes back to college days at Randolph Macon. We send our sincerest condolences to Penny and family. We are so sorry for your loss.
Warren and Doris Goodlett

Joy Sortino

Posted at 05:40pm
Dear Penny, Amy and Brandon,
We certainly go way back when the kids were small and Brent was the manager of Bailey, Banks and Biddle at Montgomery Mall in Bethesda, MD. I think it was in the 70's. He hired me as a cashier and I worked hours when my girls were in school. He taught me a lot about the jewelry business and I was his "gold buyer" by the time I left BB&B. I became friends with the whole family and have fond memories of those years. Now the children are all grown with kids of their own, and we are "seniors." I am truly sorry for to hear of Brent's passing...he was a kind and gentle man who loved his family very much. Joy

Our deepest sympathy, Brandons Tarrington Friends

Posted at 10:48am
Mrs. Thorne, Amy, & Brandon, Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.
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Our deepest sympathy, Brandons Tarrington Friends purchased the Peaceful White Lilies Basket and planted a memorial tree for the family of Brent Thorne.


From Warren & Doris Goodlett

Posted at 10:11am
With sincerest sympathy,
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