John Quinn wrote:With great sadness, I would like to announce the passing of my father, William (Bill) Quinn on Thursday 10-5-18 at age 90 here in Arvada. Dad was an 32 1/2+ year Chrysler Stamping Engineer who started with Chrysler (from Ford 5 years there!) in 1959 and retired in 1992 out of
Auborn Hills HQ. Dad was fighting an aggressive form of Skin Cancer on his head that had plagued him for years and being 90 years old did not help either. He passed peacefully...
I had moved him out here to Colorado from Wilmington, NC where he and my mother moved to from the Detroit area. Mom passed about 6 years ago and I wanted Dad closer to me to take care of him. Dad was the patriarch of the Quinn family, with 5 sons ( I am son #2). Dad really enjoyed my love of cars and the small collection of FL cars I have assemble, as he remembers all the Dies it took to make the sheet metal for them like it was yesterday. Dad had attended a few car shows and car club meetings with me and was amazed at the grass root support for older Chrysler vehicles we owned and cherished.
Dad and my Mom will be interred at Fort Logan National Cemetery at a latter date as both were Army veterans (Dad was an Captain in the First Missile Brigade at White Sands, NM and mom was an Surgical nurse (Lt) and was at one point an MASH nurse in Korea during that war then later flew the wounded to all the various Army hospitals in the US) and were married at Fort Bliss, TX where they both were stationed at during the early 50's.
I will miss talking with him about cars and growing up with him as an father. And as a person too!
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Rick Clapham alerted me to this post on the Forward Look. Our sincerest condolences, John.
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Sorry to hear of the loss of your dad. My prayers are with you and your family. Mark
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