Elisier 'Early' Quintana, 69, passed away on January 3rd, 2021. Early was born in Juncos, Puerto Rico, to Jose & Margarita Quintana, on October 12th, 1951. Early graduated from Lane Tech College Prep High School, in 1969. His professional endeavors included court reporter instructor at City Colleges of Chicago, as paralegal at Sedgwick Law, and his most recent position as Underwriting Assistant at Beazley Group. Early was an avid supporter of the Chicago Pride Invitational (CPI), and Chicago Metropolitan Sports Association (CMSA), and was an active participant in bowling leagues across the years. Early was an avid gambler, and he also enjoyed honing his horticulture skills each spring. Early is survived by his partner of 30 years, Spencer Bahler, his sister Norma, brothers Jose and Freddie, his niece/goddaughter Dahlia and 6 children, nephew Alejandro and 4 children, niece/goddaughter Melinda and son, nephew Miguel and son, niece Andrea and 2 children, niece Yesenia and 2 children, niece Lisa and daughter, niece Dana and 2 children, niece Nikki, niece Jacqueline, nephew Orlando and daughter, nephew James and a daughter and niece Angelique. He is preceded in death by brother Orlando, niece Blanca, father Jose and mother Margarita. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to PAWS Chicago, at pawschicago.org
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Published by Chicago Tribune on Jan. 10, 2021.