Jay P. Quinn
Jay P. Quinn left this world on Dec. 11, 2015. He would be the first to say his 94 years were blessed. He in return blessed all those who knew him.
He was born in Monroe City, Mo., the son of Joseph P. (Joe) Quinn Sr. and Mary Ann (Finnegan) Quinn. Once he graduated from Holy Rosary High School, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and was stationed in Pearl Harbor on the USS Maryland when it was attacked. He ascended to the rank of Chief Petty Officer in the electrical division and remained on the battleship throughout the war.
Following the war he married Mary Sue Hagan, who he cherished for their 55 years together.
Jay joined the workforce at General Electric and became the district manager of the Medical Division in the Northwest. His 40 years of unique success with GE won him the praise and respect of the organization.
Jay and Sue had seven children who were taught lessons drawn from Jay’s heroes, including Dale Carnegie and Stan Musial. Always central to Jay were his family and faith.
He worked tirelessly with the Knights of Columbus and became a two-time Grand Knight. He went on to chair the statewide Pro-Life program.
Jay retired from GE and formed his own company, Med Inc. He spent his spare time with family and grandkids, working for charities and taking trips with Susie.
Jay is survived by his seven children, Kathy, Pat (Trish), Tim (Kris), Teesie (Larry), Mary (Jon), Karen (Dan), Chris (Carolyn); 15 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren.
He is also survived by his sister, Therese Shively (Monroe City, Mo.), and brother, Towny Quinn (Columbus, Ohio).
He was preceded in death by his wife Sue and sisters Loretta Dooley, Celie Pike, Rosemary Beard and Channie Benson.
Jay will be remembered for his extreme love of family, deep faith, a work ethic that was both tireless and creative, and determination to help people.
In lieu of flowers send memorials to Holy Rosary School Memorials, c/o Jay Quinn, 620 Main, Monroe City, MO, 63456, or St. Vincent de Paul Society, St. Joseph Parish, 732 18th Avenue East, Seattle, WA 98112.
Memorial Mass will be at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 732 18th Ave. E. in Seattle.