Richard H. Quinn BRUNSWICK - Richard H. “Dick” Quinn, 73, a long time resident of Center Brunswick, died peacefully, Monday, July 22, 2013, at his Hoosick Road residence, following a long illness. Born in Troy, November 14, 1939, he was the son of the late Chester and Louise (Hittorff) Quinn and for over 51 years the loving husband of Beverly (Connally) Quinn of Center Brunswick and Florida who survives. As a young man, Dick showed great skill and understanding of mechanics and auto repair while working with his late father at the former Chet Quinn's Garage in Pittstown during his high school years. Dick graduated from Lansingburgh High School, the Class of 1957 and enlisted in the United State Navy on November 13, 1957. He served aboard the USS Orion as an Electronics Technician 3rd Class helping to track enemy submarines and surface ships until he was honorably discharged in November 1960 and held as an active Naval Reservist until November 1963 due to his specialized skill set and the US Naval Blockade of Cuba. Upon his return home from the service he attended the General Electric Company's Apprentice School in Schenectady and was later employed for several years as a Chemical Technician at the former G.E. Silicones Plant in Waterford. Dick later took a job as a mechanic with the former Spiak's Garage in Troy, later established Dick Quinn's Garage in Brunswick and was employed as a painter, fabricator and welder by Howe Brothers Incorporated in Center Brunswick for over 15 years. An extremely talented “mechanical artist”, Dick was most recently employed by the DelSignore Blacktop Paving Inc. in Brunswick as that invaluable “Jack of All Trades” working as a fabricator, painter, welder, heavy equipment operator and truck driver, all of which he excelled at. Dick's issues with breathing problems forced him into an early retirement in 2003. He was a former member, past Captain and EMT of the Volunteer Fire Company of Center Brunswick. When Dick wasn't in the garage or working, he enjoyed square dancing and clogging with his wife Bev, as members of the Hill Country Cloggers Club in Hoosick, bowling, camping and RVing to Florida for the winter. In addition to his wife, Dick is survived by a son David T. Quinn of Center Brunswick and a daughter and son-in-law, Deborah L. and Andrew Iannarelli of Monroe, NC. a brother and sister-in-law, Clifford D. and Karen Quinn of Titusville, FL, three granddaughters, Taylor, Madeline and Heather, three nephews, two nieces and several cousins. In addition to his parents, a brother, the late Daniel Quinn predeceased him. A funeral service will be held on Friday, July 26, 2013 at 8:00 P.M. at the Howard B. Tate & Son Funeral Home Inc. 2237 NY Route 7, located in Raymertown with Rev. Gaylord Campbell officiating. Relative and friends are invite to call at the funeral home from 4:00 until 8:00 P.M. prior to the service. Burial at the Saratoga National Veteran's Cemetery with military honors will be held at the convenience of the family. With respect to Dick's breathing problems, memorial contributions, in lieu of flowers, may be made to the
, 1301 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Suite 800, Washington, DC 20004, in memory of Richard H. “Dick” Quinn.
Published in The Record on July 24, 2013