Ode to Ed


   EDWARD DENNIS QUINN, of Naples, FL and Raleigh, NC, formerly of Hunker, PA, passed away Monday, July 7, 2003 at Duke Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina. Ed was born January 2, 1937 in Greensburg, PA to the late Henry Francis and Irene McArdle Quinn. A graduate of Greensburg High School, Class of 1954, and Duquesne University, Class of 1960, he worked as a Senior Executive Pharmaceutical Representative for Burroughs Wellcome Co., retiring after 34 years of service.

     Ed is survived by his wife of 43 years, Jane Porter Quinn "Knutie"; a son, Brian and his wife, Ginger of Little Rock, AR; a son, Kevin of Raleigh, NC; a daughter, Erin McCord and her husband, Chase of Raleigh, NC; a sister, Mary Catherine Quinn of Greensburg, PA; five grandchildren, Caitlin, Garrett and Virginia Quinn, all of Little Rock, Arkansas, Molly and Chase William McCord, both of Raleigh, North Carolina; nieces Mary Anne Gallagher, and Susan Kilby, and her children, Tyler and Allison.

     He was predeceased by a brother, Bill, and a sister, Helen, in 1969.

     Ed lived life to the fullest, treasuring time with his family and friends. He was a devoted husband, caring father, and loving grandfather. A proud Irishman who loyally supported the University of Notre Dame, he was blessed with a warm personality, engaging sense of humor, and talkative spirit that endeared him to everyone. In addition to his family and many friends, his passions included traveling throughout the West in his motor home, Notre Dame football and basketball, and watching old movies. He will be missed by all of us who loved him.

     A Funeral Mass will be held 10 a.m., Friday, July 11, St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 11401 Leesville Road, Raleigh. The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service.

     Donations in Ed's memory may be made to the American Diabetes Association, Always and Forever Memorial and Honor Program, Attn: ADA Web, PO Box 2680, North Canton, OH 44720 or the National Stroke Association, 96 Inverness Drive East, Englewood, CO 80112.