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Robert Quigley

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Robert E. Quigley

Robert (Bob) Emmet Quigley, 81, died peacefully in South San Francisco, surrounded by family on October 9 due to complications from cancer surgery. Born April 28,1937 in San Francisco, he joins his predeceased parents, former SF Deputy Chief of Police James Laurence and Agnes Lorraine Quigley. The youngest of five children, he also joins his predeceased siblings Margaret, James, Mary and Claire.
He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Carol (Phelan) Quigley, children Gregory Quigley, Brian Quigley and Michelle (Shelley) Mohr Hoffman; daughter-in-law Sally (Emory) Quigley and son-in-law Wes Hoffman; adoring grandchildren James, Kathleen and Robert Quigley; brother-in-law of Kirk and Patty (Phelan) Veale; dear uncle to Rodney, Kevin and Adrienne McInnis, Rose Salazar, Jill Medin and Troy Phelan.
Born and raised in San Francisco, Bob attended Star of the Sea Grammar School, St. Joseph Seminary in Mountain View and earned degrees at University of San Francisco. He taught part-time at USF and San Francisco State. He became a business professor at CCSF from 1962-1997. He served his city in both the SFPD and SFFD between 1958-1964. He also served our country in the US Army and US Navy for 14 years .
He loved sports and was a great mentor to all. He was a diehard fan of the Giants and the 49ers, often listening on his transistor radio. He enjoyed dominoes and golf (most recently at Fleming), bocce ball and Pedro at the San Bruno Senior Center. He was a local basketball official for decades; he coached baseball at CCSF; and he coached the San Bruno Lions Peewee Baseball team for 28 years.
He enjoyed his role in his community: past president and member of the Hibernian-Newman Club; member of SFPD widows and orphans association; St. Joseph Seminary alumni group; St. Robert Men's Club and the In-Betweeners Group. He and his wife have been St. Robert parishioners and San Bruno residents since 1965.
Bob and Carol loved to travel, venturing to Tahoe, Hawaii, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, and Europe with many long-time friends. He thoroughly enjoyed attending his grandchildrens' sporting events and school functions. He was a great storyteller, loved to laugh and enjoy life, and a dry Martini. His shenanigans will be missed.
Friends may visit Sunday, October 14th after 6:15pm at St. Robert Church, 1380 Crystal Springs Rd., San Bruno where a vigil service will be held at 7:00pm. A Funeral Mass will be Celebrated on Monday, October 15th at 10:30am also at St. Roberts. Committal Holy Cross Cemetery. Donations may be made in Bob's name to St. Patrick Seminary, 320 Middlefield Road, Menlo Park CA 94025, or the . Please share your fond memories and stories with us at [email protected] and [email protected]


Published in San Francisco Chronicle from Oct. 12 to Oct. 14, 2018
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