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MCQUAID, Col. John Patrick

Age 84, a long time North Palm Beach resident, passed away Sunday at Hospice. He is preceded in death by his parents, Patrick and Mabel McQuaid, wife of 47 years, Ann, and sisters Agnes Hicks, Patricia Klein and Margaret Solomon. He is survived by his daughter Kathy (John) Wallace, beloved granddaughter Allison, son John Jr., and sister Rosemary Sherman. Raised in Mentor Ohio, John graduated from Ohio State University in 1953 and was a member of the Sigma Nu fraternity. He was a devoted Buckeye fan who was rarely seen without his OSU cap.Mr McQuaid worked at Pratt & Whitney for 35 years and upon his retirement in 1992 was awarded as a symbol of dedication and loyalty the Ironman Award. After retirement, he enjoyed being an escort services volunteer at the VA, taking photos of his cat Starie, and watching his granddaugher grow into a beautiful young lady.Special thanks to all who made his final days so peaceful. Mr McQuaid will be deeply missed by his family and many friends. A private family service is planned.

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Published in The Palm Beach Post from Nov. 21 to Nov. 23, 2012
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