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Frank Kemp QUIGLEY


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Frank Kemp QUIGLEY Obituary
QUIGLEY, Frank Kemp Frank Kemp Quigley, who was born in Columbus, Ohio on October 9, 1917, went to heaven August 23, 2017 at 6:45pm. He called his friend Dr. David D. Haughton around 3pm to tell him he was dying. This surprised his friend as, although he knew it was not Frank's wish to live that long because (Frank was almost 100 years old) Frank was still very much in love with Cynthia Van Husen and did not wish to leave without her. She was the "Love of his life". She is not in particularly good heath, but Frank assured her he would wait for her. He was a very trustworthy friend. Frank Quigley always said he was born at the best time, had been to the best places, and knew the best people. He claimed to have been a tough guy during the war, but that would belie his overwhelming reputation as a humorous man with an engaging laugh and always a good story to share. He was a connoisseur of fine jokes. At the retirement home, he was fondly known as Hugh Hefner. The staff and the resident ladies adored him, rightfully so as not only was he movie star handsome, he made them feel beautiful as well. Frank's memories of growing up in the days of old Palm Beach were incredibly detailed and his delivery sharp. One could easily envision him in black tie and dancing under the moon light. A bicycle was his chosen means of transportation; this kept him in shape and his mind remarkable. His contacts and friends were legendary, and ranged from Zaza Gabor, to Walt Disney who assisted him in finding his friends employment when jobs were scarce. Hopping aboard an ocean liner or a flight to a foreign land was second nature to him. Nothing was a problem. Just the one at the end where he left before Cynthia. He was predeceased by his sister Ruth Quigley Fleitas who lived to be almost 97, along with his nephew James Andrew Maddock and his niece Margarete Kemp Maddock. He is survived by a host of good friends, nieces Linda Maddock Wilhelm, Mimi Maddock McMakin, and a nephew Paul Lacoste Maddock, Jr., numerous grandnieces and grandnephews, who all hope they have inherited his good humor and his longevity.
Published in The Palm Beach Daily News on Oct. 13, 2017
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