Dr. Thomas J. Quinlan, DVM, of Smithfield, passed
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away on Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at the age of 93.
A graduate of Ohio State University, he
was a member of Immaculate Conception
Catholic Church, a lifetime member
of the Kentucky Veterinary Medical
Association, a World War II U.S. Army
Air Forces veteran, and an honorable
He began his avid interest in horses
during his large-animal veterinary practice;
his career led him to the position of
head veterinarian in charge of the Bourbon Stock Yards,
Louisville, Ky. The move from the western states brought
him closer to his birthplace of Cincinnati and the beautiful
Bluegrass region of Kentucky.
Thomas was preceded in death by his wife, Bernadette
(nee Murray) and his son, Patrick Thomas Quinlan.
Survivors include his children: Terrence E. Quinlan,
Daniel R. Quinlan (Linda), Mary Kay Purcell (Gerald),
Lynn Marie Fowler ( Joseph) and daughter-in-law
Constance Quinlan; 9 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.
His family members want to share that they were
blessed as he was a loving husband, father, father-in-law,
grandpa, and great grandpa. His greatest gift was teaching
his family the importance of love, loyalty and character.
Funeral Mass was conducted at 9 AM on Saturday,
June 14, 2014, at Immaculate Conception Catholic
Church in LaGrange, Ky. with burial in Valley of Rest
Visitation from 4-8 PM Friday, June 13 at Heady-
Radcliffe Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be given to Disabled
American Veterans. Online condolences can be made at
Published in The Oldham Era from June 24 to July 11, 2014