Timothy John QUINN


Timothy John Quinn passed away peacefully on September 13, 2013 at the Cincinnati Hospice Center in Blue Ash. Mr. Quinn is survived by his wife of 38 years Jane D. Quinn of Madeira; daughter Daria (Randy) Lee of New Orleans; son Joe (Mia) Quinn of Alexandria, VA; son John of Madeira; and grandsons Liam S. Quinn and Timothy J. Quinn of Alexandria, VA. Mr. Quinn was one of two sons of legendary Cincinnati Post sports writer Joe Quinn and his wife, Agnes Thesing Quinn. He was a younger brother to Mike (Josette) Quinn of Riverside, CA. Mr. Quinn played football, basketball and baseball all four years at LaSalle High School, graduating in 1965. Four years later he graduated from Yale University with a degree in history. In New Haven he was a baseball teammate of former President George W. Bush. A character based on Mr. Quinn appeared in the early years of the Doonesbury cartoon strip, written by his friend Garry Trudeau. Mr. Quinn later attended Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland as a graduate student in history, and he graduated from The Ohio State University School of Law in 1975. Mr. Quinn began his legal career at Peck Shaffer and Williams in Cincinnati. He joined Taft Stettinius and Hollister in 1980, became a partner at Taft in 1983, served as the firm's Public Finance Committee Chairman for 25 years, and retired from active practice in 2008. He specialized in public finance for health care systems, including Good Samaritan Hospital and Bethesda Hospitals in Cincinnati. Mr. Quinn was a Board Member of the Cincinnati Yale Club, and served on the Civil Service Commission for the City of Madeira for 20 years. There will be a memorial service at St. Gertrude Parish, 7630 Shawnee Run Rd., Madeira, on Saturday, September 21 at 10:15 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Hospice of Cincinnati, P.O. Box 633597, Cincinnati, OH 45263

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Published in The Cincinnati Enquirer on Sept. 19, 2013