Francis Xavier Quinn, 80, passed away Wednesday evening, Oct. 10, 2012, in Fort Worth, Texas.
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Funeral Mass will be 10 a.m. Friday at Holy Family Catholic Church, 6150 Pershing Ave., Fort Worth, 76107. Donations may be made to Catholic Charities — Street Outreach Services in memory of Frank by email at www.catholiccharitiesfortworth.org or by mailing address at P.O. Box 15610, Fort Worth, TX 76119.
Born in Dunmore, Pa., he was the son of Frank Thomas Quinn and Alice Maher Quinn. He earned a bachelor's degree in liberal arts and master's degree in education from Fordham University in New York City, a master's degree in industrial relations from Loyola University in Chicago, an STM degree in theology from Woodstock College in Maryland and his Ph.D. in industrial relations at California Western University in Los Angeles.
Frank was an arbitrator, mediator, author and law educator who continued working until his final days. He served on numerous local and national boards such as Tulsa Metropolitan Ministries, Tulsa City-County Mayor's Task Force to Combat Homelessness (chairman 1991-1992), Labor-Religion Council of Oklahoma, National Academy of Arbitrators (vice president 1999-2000), American Arbitration Association, National Association of Railroad Referees (president 2001-2004), Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service and National Mediation Board. Additionally, he was appointed by three secretaries of state to the Foreign Service Grievance Board to draft new regulations for grievance procedures and was a Fellow — The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers. He authored several books, including "The Ethical Aftermath of Automation" in 1963, "Ethics and Advertising" in 1965 and "Population Ethics" in 1968. Some of his awards include Freedom Foundation Teacher of the Year, 1969; recipient of the Human Relations Award by the City of Philadelphia, 1970; and induction into the International Police Association Hall of Fame, 2000.
Frank was a man of honor with a brilliant intellect and a deep faith in God, which inspired those around him. His faith, gratitude, humor and calm, reassuring manner gave everyone he encoun tered a sense of peace. He was a loving, devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.
He is survived by his wife of 30 years and the love of his life, Marlene Stoker Quinn; his daughters and sons-in-law, Kimberly and Phil Ayres, Catherine and Blair Norman, Cameron and Chuck Raleigh; his grandchildren, Lindsay Kizziar, Megan Turner, Savannah Norman, Jackson Norman, Rebecca and Brad Bohac, Jonathan Raleigh, John Ayres; and great-grandchildren, Dallas Kizziar and Reese Bohac.
Published in Scranton Times on Oct. 15, 2012