Timothy Joseph Quill
1962 - 2017
Krienen-Griffith Funeral Home - Wilmington
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Timothy Joseph Quill

AGE: 54 • Los Angeles, CA and Rumson, NJ

Passed away on Monday, September 25, 2017 at Riverview Medical Center after gracefully and purposely facing a devastating illness.

Widower of his beloved wife, Lisa Casanova Quill, Tim is survived by his son, Timothy J. Quill Jr.; his four siblings, Martina (Michael) Scarrone, Teresa (John) Pfeifle, Katherine (Christopher) Quill, and Leonard (Denise) Quill; and his sister-in-law, Laura Quill. He is preceded in death by his loving parents, Martina and Leonard Quill, and brother, James (Hoody) Quill. Also, he was the adored son-in-law of Barbara and Jeff Cooper.

Born and educated in Wilmington, Delaware, he headed to New York City to pursue an acting career in 1985. A student of the William Esper Acting Studio, he was discovered and signed by agent Bob McGowan. He began a long and successful acting and producing career that started with a role in the talented ensemble cast of the Vietnam War classic "Hamburger Hill". His character, Joe Beletsky, proved to serve as a defining moment for Tim in his career, and he continued to secure many parts in movies and television. After marrying actress and model Lisa Casanova, they relocated to Los Angeles, where they resided and welcomed their son, Timothy.

Other movies included most recently "Argo", also "A Plum Summer", "Listen To Me", "Hiding Out", "Staying Together", "The Closer", "Next of Kin", "2001 Maniacs", "Touch Me", and many others. Television credits included parts in "Scandal", "Private Practice", "Big Love", "Close to Home", "CSI Miami", "The Practice", "Judging Amy", "ER", "JAG", "NYPD Blue", and a host of others. Tim recently took a position with FedEx where he enjoyed the comradery.

Lisa and the "Tims" enjoyed a long term relationship with St. Monica Roman Catholic Church, Santa Monica, CA. He was involved as a volunteer with the St. Monica School and was also a participant in their youth baseball coaching. A longtime member of SAG Aftra, Tim was always up on the latest in the entertainment industry.

He charmed the world with his easy smile, and his life was filled with grace and the love of his family on the east and west coasts. A truly gentle soul, Tim will be missed by his 15 nieces and nephews, who remember him as one always ready for a celebration.

The family would like to express their gratitude to the doctors of both Sloan Kettering and Riverview Medical as well as their staff for their exemplary care.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday, September 30, at 10:30, am at St. Joseph on the Brandywine Church, 10 Old Church Road, Greenville, DE. A visitation will take place at the church on Saturday morning from 9:00-10:30 am. Interment will follow immediately at St. Joseph on the Brandywine Cemetery where he will be reunited with his beloved Lisa.

In Tim's memory, the family asks contributions to be made to the St. Monica's Catholic High School, 1030 Lincoln Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA 90403


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Published by The News Journal from Sep. 27 to Sep. 29, 2017.
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St. Joseph on the Brandywine Church
10 Old Church Road, Greenville, DE
Mass of Christian Burial
St. Joseph on the Brandywine Church
10 Old Church Road, Greenville, DE
St. Joseph on the Brandywine Cemetery
, CA
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I am heartbroken to hear this news. So sorry 2 years later. We worked opposite one another in Suicide Ride. I too belong to St Monica's Church.
God bless to family a wonderful person and actor.
Donna Magnani
September 21, 2019
I certainly can,t forget that million dollar smile. And I think of him from time to time. He was a really good dude. One of Delawares favorite son's for
sure .......
Chris mann
September 21, 2019
Tim was a terrific actor and although I didnt know him personally, many said he was a great guy to work with. I never knew he passed and only read about it this morning. My heart goes out to Tims son and siblings.
Barry Dominey, Jr.
August 25, 2018
Tim was my neighbor in Santa Monica for many years. I was already a fan of his after seeing Hamburger Hill. He was always friendly, kind and I feel lucky to have known him and his wife Lisa in the late 90's and early 2000's. I was so sad to hear of his passing. Prayers and blessings to his son and his entire family. Tom
Tom Carr
May 15, 2018
My hero since a film we worked on "Listen To Me." May your spirit soar as high as your heart. Kate
February 15, 2018
I'm terribly sorry for the loss of Tim , such a great person.May he Rest In Peace I will never forget him. Gino from NYC
February 4, 2018
Tim was a friend from the University of Delaware and Rehoboth days. I am so sorry to hear of your loss and send my love and thoughts to Tim's son and entire family.
I will always remember his beautiful smile, kindness towards others and positive attitude!!! I had the honor of meeting Hoody and some of the family during the college days. Great memories!!! I send you all my love and prayers at this time. Lois (Loughead Bridges)
Lois Loughead
January 31, 2018
Growing up watching his movies in the 80's, I became a loving fan of Tim.
I was just in California with a friend of mine last year 2017, from october till november and one of the places we visited on my request, was to see the school in Malibu, from Tims movie Listen To Me.
I am truly sad to read that he is gone now, and I feel for his loved ones.
A fan
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Peter S. Jensen
January 18, 2018
I just read about Tim. I worked for Bob McGowan while he represented Tim during his "Hamburger Hill" days. I am absolutely devastated to hear about him. I knew Hoody and his mother, as well. What a sweet and kind human being. He was particularly loving towards my son, Michael. God Bless him.
Charlene Turney
November 30, 2017
It was very sad to learn of Tim's passing. I was friends with Tim during his time living in Santa Monica. I'll remember him as a kind and generous person who always thought of others.
Rest In Peace Timmy.
November 28, 2017
I am so sad to learn that Tim has passed. I am just a fan but a long time fan. Since the late 1980's I was about 10 or 11 & thought I'd fell in love. I want Tim's son & all his family... siblings, nieces & nephews to know that they are being thought of & in my prayers. I am just so heartbroken but can't help but think God needed him for something extra special. R I P Tim. You will be missed.
November 1, 2017
I didn't know Timothy Quill personally,
Only as a actor
Devastated by the news
To the family, friends,
My deepest sympathy to you All,
Sorry for your lost
Peter Nguyen
October 25, 2017
My deepest condolences to your family. I am truly saddened to hear of Tim's passing and our thoughts and prayers are with you all. He was a wonderful person, and I cherish the memories that we shared.
Anthony Vietri and family.
October 4, 2017
May you rest in peace, Tim. It was a privilege to have known you.
Debra Zane
October 4, 2017
My heartfelt condolences to all of the Quill Family. I have countless memories of days spent in leisurely play on the laid- back streets of Arundel and Sherwood Park and Tim was a part of many of those. I will keep all of you in my thoughts and prayers. May he rest in peace!
Denise DiSabatino Hoban
October 4, 2017
Heartfelt condolences to The Quill family during this difficult time. May God grace you with love and comfort today and in the coming weeks.

A former Spartan who knew Hoody.
October 4, 2017
My deepest sympathies to the the Quill Family.
Jim Kelley
October 2, 2017
Heartfelt condolences to the Quill family, sending love and prayers to you all.

Rath Dé ort!To Tim Quill, a beautiful soul.
Gene Mahon
October 2, 2017
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
Caroline Kitchens
October 1, 2017
Gale Gladney-Anderson
September 30, 2017
Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always. Please find comfort in reading ecclesiastics 9:5,10 there you can find hope for you and your love ones.
September 30, 2017
We grew up with the Quill family and what a wonderful family they all were! It's heartbreaking to see you go Tim but heaven has a special place for you! Rest In Peace!

Linda DIPietrantonio
Linda Santora
September 30, 2017
We are heartbroken but take some comfort envisioning TQ and his beloved Lisa together again. Young Timothy and the whole extended Quill family is in our hearts and prayers.
Jill and George Plumb
September 29, 2017
Sincere condolences to the family.
May God sustain you at this time
Please find comfort from his word
Where he promises he will
"comfort your heart
and make you firm"
during this time of great loss.
2 Thessalonians 2:16,17
With deep sympathy
September 29, 2017
To the Quill Family,

We are terribly saddened to hear of Tim's passing. He was a talented individual and a special spirit. He brightened the days at St. Mark's. Praise God, he is at peace...

Karen Hansen Anderson '78 & Stephanie Hansen '82
Karen Hansen Anderson
September 29, 2017
What a terrible, terrible loss for his son, his siblings and all his friends. I am so saddened by his long illness and recent death, and the painful years of his wife Lisa's suffering and death. Just tragic all around. I send my heartfelt condolences and prayers. Kathleen Quinn
September 29, 2017
My heartfelt sympathies to family and friends during this difficult time...May your fondest memories bring you joy and may prayers to the God of all comfort strengthen you. He promises, "I have heard your prayer. I have seen your tears. I am healing you."(2 Kings 20:5)
V Meeks
September 29, 2017
Dear Quill family,

We are so very sad to hear of Timmy's passing. Many, many memories of Timmy and of his buddies as they would pass thru Millcreek Texaco
on their way to a night of fun and entertainment. Timmy and his friends where making memories that would last forever. Our prayers are with the entire Quill family during this most difficult time.

Mary and John Langrell
Lewes, Delaware
John Langrell
September 29, 2017
We are so sorry for your loss. We will be keeping you in our thoughts and prayers, and always remember Timmy fondly.
Susie & Ronnie (Szymanski)Podolak
September 29, 2017
Dear Quill family,
I am so very sorry to hear this news and am thinking of you all at this very sad and difficult time. His bright smile and charismatic personality will always be remembered as well as many fond memories I have from many years ago. My thoughts and prayers are with his son, your entire family and his many friends. May you find comfort from those around you in the days ahead.
Valerie (Donovan) Ryan
September 28, 2017
Still such a shock to hear of Tim's passing. Great memories from back in the day. Always many laughs, with Hoody, and MikeM. Tim was always so cool, calm, and always had a way to make you feel like a part of any group he was with. Many condolences to his family.
Chuck Ward
September 28, 2017
Katie, Chris and Family
So sorry for the lose of you brother. Prayers to your family.
Toni Summa
September 28, 2017
My deepest sympathy to all of the members of the wonderful Quill family. I remember meeting Timmy for the first time when we (Wilmington Trust) were arranging a private screening of "Hamburger Hill" in Delaware to which we invited the many friends and clients of Tim's Dad, Leonard. Timmy was so charming and gracious -- and a real Hollywood star! I am so deeply saddened by his premature loss. My prayers and thoughts are with you.
Rita Turner
September 28, 2017
My heart goes out to the entire family. Tim was on e of this people you meet and never forget. He had away about him that made anyone was with feel important. My brother Matt was his high school friend and from that relationship I got to know Timmy and his family. A good soul taken too soon. God Bless
Mark Pyle
September 28, 2017
Dear Quill,
I didn't know your loved he personally, wanted to give my condolences to all for your loss. May the God who "binds up the brokenhearted " comfort all who mourn and sustain your family.
Isaiah 61:1,2
-with heartfelt sympathy
September 28, 2017
Sandy and I are so sorry to hear of the passing of Timmy. Are prayers are with the family at this time and may God Bless Timmy Quill
Robert Ashby
September 28, 2017
Paul and I are so very sorry to learn of the death of your beloved Tim. Be kind to yourselves. Grief takes its own time. xo
Michele Rossi Gildea
September 27, 2017
We had some great times together. Always laughter, some drinks. He always brightened your day. He will charm the pants off of God and hug his beautiful wife again. Tim take care of us!
Michael Mahon
September 27, 2017

September 27, 2017
I remember how much of a tightnit group we were. Our families did everything together, like our many trips to Florida. Thank you for the memories and the many fun times. I will miss you dearly, cousin.
Jimmy Szymanski
September 27, 2017
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult loss. Sue Grant Smith
September 27, 2017
I am so sorry for your loss. St. Mark's High School was/is so proud of Tim and his entire family. His goodness has touched the lives of so many...and that goodness will remain. Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord, and perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace. God bless you.
Father Greg Corrigan
September 27, 2017
My condolences to Tim's family.
May you all find comfort in the knowledge he is now in the hands of his Lord.
Marty Figgs
September 27, 2017
Tim shown in life as Pvt. Joe Beletsky pictured on set of Hamburger Hill with Anthony Barrile, Michael Dolan, and myself. His spirit lives on with us all. My deepest condolences to the family. Much love, Marcia
Marcia Nasatir
September 27, 2017
My condolences to the family. May the God of comfort grant you strength during this difficult time.
September 27, 2017
Marcia Nasatir
September 27, 2017
Sorry to learn about Timmy. Thoughts and prayers from our house to all the Quill's. St. John's ACTION and Spartan memories forever.
Al Frankel
September 27, 2017
From days growing up in Arundel, to his impromptu summer visits to the Dougherty beach house, Tim was always a friend and entertainer. He will be dearly missed and never forgotten, with that charming smile forever shining on.
My love and sympathy to the Quill family and to all those whose lives were illuminated by Tim's presence.
Sarah Dougherty
September 27, 2017
We lost an original. A truly giving and kind soul. Many memories with Tim dating back to NY in 1985 and through his time in LA. Prayers to all family and friends. Will miss you.
The Verica Family
Tom Verica
September 27, 2017
the stars are brighter tonight...a sweet man has ascended...I will remember tim as a charismatic man with a beautiful smile and a simplistic manner...but more so as a kind and gentile being...a legacy of his parents and siblings.....
rick quill
September 27, 2017
Tina, Teresa, Katie and Leonard,

So sorry for your loss. Many, many fond memories of Tim and all of you. Best wishes to you, Tim Jr. and your families during this difficult time.
Frank Grant
September 27, 2017
I was so sad to hear of Tim's passing. I first met him through my friend, Lori, at the Delcastle Park baseball field in the early 80a where he was playing baseball. He had such a charming and sweet personality with a beautiful smile. My thoughts, prayers and condolenses are with his son and all his family and friends. RIP, Timmy! You are no longer suffering.
Lisa Pittaccio
September 27, 2017
Knew him at U of D , and he was absolutely one of the brighter spots of that experience., Classy , humble , knew his father from my bank. Just an unforgettable fella. R.i.p. and peace and love to his son and family

From Christopher Drew Mann and Family
Christopher Mann
September 27, 2017
Jimmy Cannon
September 27, 2017
Tina, Teresa, Katie, and Leonard, Thinking of all of you and your families. Words cannot express.
Regina DePace
September 27, 2017
Tina, Teresa, Katie and Leonard,
The first time in my life, I am at a loss for words. I will always remember Nibbles, Hoody and your parents. Times were much simpler years ago. You are in our thoughts and prayers in this most sorrowful time.

Jim and Mona Ficca
Hockessin DE.
Jim Ficca
September 27, 2017
My thoughts and prayers are with Tim's family and all who had the blessing of knowing him.
Karen Colbourn
September 27, 2017
I am very sad to hear of Tim's passing. I met Tim years ago and shared a beach house with him DE. He was always kind to all and made you instantly feel like family.
-Rob Guariano
Rob Guariano
September 26, 2017
My prayers are with the entire Quill family. I grew up with Hoody at St. John the Beloved and St. Mark's. Always looked up to Tim. R.I.P.
DeVere Patton
September 26, 2017
I am so very sad and sorry to hear about Timmy's passing. He is now one of God's Angels. Your families are in my thoughts and prayers
Colleen O'Haire Huffman
September 26, 2017
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