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PHILIP QUITTMAN


1915 - 2009 | Obituary Condolences
Philip David Quittman Apr. 17, 1915 - Jan. 8, 2010 Resident of Oakland A native of Oakland, California, Philip, the son of Henry Quittman and Genevieve Evelyn Mau, attended St. Joseph's Academy, and St. Mary's High School in Berkeley. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from St. Mary's College in Moraga in 1936, and from Harvard Graduate School of Business. He was a Commander in the U.S. Navy, seeing action in the Pacific during World War II. His ship, the USS Cushing, was sunk during the Battle of Guadalcanal. He recovered from his injuries at the US Naval Hospital in Auckland, New Zealand, and in 1944 was transferred to San Diego. Philip was a self employed Certified Public Accountant in Oakland for many years. In this capacity he helped organize the finances of the newly created Diocese of Oakland and the transfer of assets from the Archdiocese of San Francisco to the new Diocese. He was constantly involved with charitable works during his life. He was the President of the St. Vincent De Paul Society, the Serra Club of Oakland, and worked to improve the education of children in Oakland. Philip was honored by St. Mary's College in 1961 with the Signum Fidei Award for his contributions to higher education. In 1972 he was honored by the Vatican by being named a knight of St. Gregory, and was again knighted in 1978, becoming a Knight of Malta. Philip married Jane Russell in 1942, and had two children, Philip Russell Quittman (Patricia) and Peter Francis Quittman (Julia). He had 5 grandchildren, Judy Quittman (George), Linda Lovelady (Rich), Joan Ralph (Robert), Jenny Hayes(Greg), and Barbara Weaver (Carl). He had 11 great grandchildren; Nathaniel and Clara Attia; Max and Quinn Lovelady; Patrick and Katelyn Ralph; Billy, Hailey and Jonathan P. Hayes; Emma and Carl Weaver. Jane Quittman died in 1994, and Philip remarried in 2000 to his surviving spouse Mary Ann Bareilles Stainback, who had one daughter by a prior marriage, Ann Stainback. A memorial Mass will be held at St. Mary's College chapel on February 27, 2010 at 10am. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to Mercy Retirement and Care Center, 3431 Foothill Blvd, Oakland, CA 94601 or the charity of your choice.

Published in Inside Bay Area from Jan. 20 to Jan. 22, 2010
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