Fallen Warriors

Jerry Quinn - Class Of 1969

Jerry Quinn








What follows is Jerry B. Quinn’s obituary which is posted in the Daily Press, today, Sunday, December 29, 2013.  If you feel inclined, sign the online book, it will mean so much to the family.

I spoke to Ann, Jerry’s sister, yesterday and she shared that the Memorial Service will be conducted at 11:00 am, First United Methodist Church, corner of Foxhill and Old Buckroe Road.  A reception will be held after the service.  Jerry was such a great guy, for so many reasons.  We plan to attend, along with some of the KHS Reunion Committee members.  Maybe we will see you there.  Bonnie & Alley


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HAMPTON - Jerry B Quinn, 62, passed away on December 25, 2013 after a brief illness. Born in Mount Olive North Carolina, he was the oldest son of Thomas and Alice Quinn of Smithfield, VA. After numerous moves as the son of an Air Force Dad, Jerry remained in Hampton through his teen years, graduating from Kecoughtan High School in 1969. A few years later Jerry joined the Army making a career in Army intelligence where he received numerous awards and accommodations. He retired from his Army career in 1996, moved his career to General Dynamics, and was currently working for the Department of Defense. Jerry enjoyed life and work pursuing both at full speed. He was talented in numerous crafts and was always working on some new challenge. He especially enjoyed spending time with his granddaughter Katherine and the long time companionship of his dog Blackie. Jerry is survived by his mother, Alice K. Quinn; his daughter Cassidy Esbrandt (Jon); and his granddaughter, Katherine Esbrandt, whom Jerry absolutely adored. He is also survived by brothers, Nick Quinn (Kimberly), Mike Quinn (Heather), and sister, Ann Maninga (John). A memorial service with full Army honors for Jerry will be held on January 4,2014 at 11:00 A.M. at First United Methodist Church of Foxhill at 1 Salt Ponds Road Hampton, VA. A celebration of his life will follow.

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12/31/13 03:09 PM #1    

Bonnie Bridger (Mittelmaier) (1969)

I never, ever, thought I would be posting this sad information to this KHS website.  I have known Jerry since Syms, we were not close friends during that time and high school, but we were acquaintances.  Jerry and I reconnected during the last three reunions and we served as reunion committee members as well.  Jerry's contributions to our reunions was immense, including getting this site up and running.  He was a "can do" kind of team partner.  He was also very funny and imaginative, I know I drove him crazy with all of the details of the reunion meetings and requests.  He never complained and always came through.  Last time I talked with him, which was about 3 months ago or maybe less, we discussed the 2014 Reunion planned for August and I asked him if I could depend  on him to help us out.  He said of course.  What a terrible shock was his unexpected passing.  I wanted to set aside some time to talk about a passion we both shared, that of family history, he had arranged a very large family reunion in North Carolina and I told him, if we go back far enough, we might find that we are related.  Well, we will have to defer that discussion for another place and another time.  I must believe that Jerry is in the company of some of our other Fallen Warriors, Debby Rimmer and Buzzy Jones to name a few.  It's just so sad for those of us left behind, but I have to believe that Jerry is smiling down on us, waiting to guide us and light our way, when it's our turn.   Jerry's memorial service and celebration of life is set for Saturday, January 4th, 11:00 am at First United Methodist Church, corner of Foxhill and Old Buckroe Rd.  with a reception to follow.  Those of the Reunion Committee are planning to attend, if you feel so inclined join us.  Afterwards we are thinking of going down to Phoebus and sharing some time at the new restaurant, The Point on Mellen.  We should be there no later than 2:00 pm. 

01/31/14 06:12 PM #2    

Christianne Cherry (Rogers) (1968)

Such a shock. Losing Debby Rimmer Nelson and Jerry in the same year seems natural. They were SO close. Now together with Buzzy Jones...ALL members of the RED HOUSE gang! Rest well.

09/15/14 11:16 PM #3    

Sherry Dennis (Vogel) (1969)

Jerry was my friend and made me feel so welcome and a part of all that was going on, at our reunion in 2009. we sat and talked about our families and he even took the time to dance with me on our Saturday big event night. What a sweet gentle person, and i really missed him in August. I will see you again Jerry, and give you the hug I owe you. Watch over all of us, in the meantime, and stay close by in spirit.

01/03/16 10:19 PM #4    

Cassidy Quinn (Esbrandt)

he was my dad i will always miss him

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