InMem_Thorpe_webDean F. Thorpe ’48 of Syracuse, N.Y., died January 28, 2013. Born in 1922, Dean graduated with a professional degree in metallurgical engineering from Mines, where he was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity. His college years were interrupted by World War II, when he was stationed in the Philippines as a captain in the Army Corps of Engineers and earned a Bronze Star. After working as a metallurgical engineer for more than 40 years, Dean retired from Parsons Engineering in Pasadena, Calif. A member of the Unitarian Church, he enjoyed music and sang in several community groups and choirs. Dean was predeceased by his first wife, Ann. He is survived by his second wife, Anne; sons James and Jon; two grandchildren; stepchildren Elizabeth Shahan and Jonathan Weinstein; and four step-grandchildren.