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Robert P. Quillen Sr.

AGE: 90 • Bishopville

Robert P. Quillen, Sr., age 90, of Bishopville died Monday, November 28, 2016 at home. He was born in Showell and was the son of the late Howard D. and Della C. (Powell) Quillen.

He graduated in 1944 from Selbyville High School and served in the Army in Italy during WW II. Bob had been a Rural Letter Carrier with the US Postal Service in the Bishopville and Bishop area for 30 years retiring in 1987. He also had a Storm Door and Window business in Bishopville until 2010. He was a member of Wilson United Methodist Church in Bishopville and had served as a Board member and Trustee; a member of the Bishopville Fire Dept. since 1954 and had served as President, Vice President, Board member and on the Building Committee and was Fireman of the Year in 1988. He was a founding member and Chairman of the Friends of Bishopville Cemetery and was also a member of the Delaware American Legion Post #39.

Bob enjoyed carpentry, wood working, caring for his home and lawn, being involved in community affairs, socializing at the firehouse and spending time with his family.

He is survived by his children, Robert P. Quillen Jr. and wife Susan of Bishopville, Susan Q. Fardone and husband Joseph of Bishopville and Paul T. Quillen of Philadelphia, PA; two brothers, Wilbur Quillen of Berlin and James E. Quillen of Blairsville, GA; a granddaughter, Ashley Bounds and husband Kane of Newark, MD; two great-grandchildren, Landon and Carter Bounds; sister-in-law, Peggy Lynch of Havertown, PA and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 70 years, Eleanor R. Quillen in 2015.

A funeral service will be held at 12pm on Saturday, December 3 at Bishop-Hastings Funeral Home in Selbyville. Friends may call on Friday from 4pm to 6pm and on Saturday from 11am to 12pm. Burial will be in Bishopville Cemetery in Bishopville.

In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to Bishopville Vol. Fire Dept. Bldg. Fund, c/o Bank of Ocean City, P.O. Box 3899, Bishopville, MD 21813, Wilson U.M. Church Bldg. Fund, P.O. Box 375, Bishopville, MD 21813 or to Bishopville Cemetery, P.O. Box 62, Bishopville, MD 21813.

Condolences may be sent by visiting www.bishophastingsfh.com
Published in The News Journal on Dec. 1, 2016
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