The Life of Joseph F, Jr. Quirk

Died on November 21, 2010
World War II Veteran Who Escaped Through French Resistance

Born in Philadelphia, he was a lifelong resident of Collingdale and a graduate of Collingdale High School, Class of 1939; where he was an outstanding scholar and athlete- a four year, four letter varsity athlete who also won numerous state medals for track and field.

He was employed by the Boeing Company as a Production Control Supervisor for over 38 years.

Mr. Quirk served on Collingdale Borough Council for many years. He also served on the Collingdale and Southeast Delco School Boards and as a community liaison was instrumental in the establishment of the Delaware County Community College.

He was a charter member of the Marshall-McKay VFW Post #5428 in Collingdale and was one of the founders of the Collingdale Swim Club. He was an officer and active in the Collingdale High School Alumni Association. He was a devoted family man who enjoyed spending time with his family, especially summers in Ocean View, NJ.

Survivors: His wife of 67 years Sarah White Quirk; his son George (Toni) Quirk of Folcroft; his daughters Linda (Joe) Kelly of Collingdale and Eileen Young of Prospect Park; his ten grandchildren; his thirteen great-grandchildren.

Will be with military honors in Arlington Cemetery in Drexel Hill, PA

Contributions: May be made to Collingdale High School Alumni Association Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 1426, Collingdale, PA 19023; or to The Alzheimer's Association , P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011, or to Crossroads Hospice, 300 Lakeside Drive, #120, Horsham, Pa. 19044-2356 Condolences

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