Robert Elliott Quick

December 24, 1926April 7, 2021

Robert Elliott Quick was born December 24, 1926 in Grand Rapids and died peacefully April 7, 2021 with his children by his side. He was proceeded in death by his wives, Rose Lee Quick and Genevieve Quick; parents, George and Mary Quick and brother, Donald Quick.

He is survived by his children Douglas (Deb) Quick, Robert (Kara) Quick, and Karen (Robert) McCambridge; his Grandchildren, Dan (Nicole) Quick, Jeremy (Janel) Quick, Heather (Mark) Ginevan, Robert (Alexis) Quick, Rachel Maxwell, Matthew Quick, Laura Maxwell, Laura (Cody) Ermler, Eric McCambridge, Anna McCambridge; his Great Grandchildren, Dylan, Brayden, Logan, Avery, Ella, Landon, Reese, Natalie, and Nora as well as many special nieces and nephews who lovingly referred to him as Uncle Bob.

Bob was a proud 1945 graduate of Creston High School and Aquinas College. Bob earned the highest achievement of an Eagle Scout. After high school he worked for the railroad for two years. He then started his 42 year career with Michigan Bell Telephone.

Bob was involved with the Telephone Pioneers along with being a lifetime 33 degree member of the Malta/Doric Masonic Lodge and also a Shriner of the Scottish Rite. He also spent several years volunteering with the Special Olympics.

Bob ran the Riverbank runs and other races with his highest goal of completing the Chicago Marathon. He also was an avid bike rider and swimmer.

After retirement, Bob and Gen travelled to Alaska, Hawaii, and the Panama Canal, took several mission trips and spent the winters in Florida.

Bob loved to fix things and was always working on a project. He always helped his children with countless hours of finishing basements, painting, wallpapering and lots of cement work.

Family meant everything to Bob. He loved all of his grandchildren and was a big part of their lives. Their friends even referred to him as Grandpa. He especially enjoyed Saturday night masses and dinner.

When Bob decided it was time to move to Assisted Living, he drove himself to Boulder Creek Assisted Living where he spent the last six years. He quickly became known as Mayor Bob and was loved by all the staff and special friend, Sherry.

The family would like to thank Andrea from Faith Hospice who helped Bob prepare and complete his journey. She was his angel on earth.

We will truly miss this wonderful man who always ended a conversation with “Love you the mostest”.

Visitation for Bob will be held on Sunday April 11, 2021 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Reyers North Valley Chapel where a Rosary will be recited at 6:30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday April 12, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church where the family will receive friends for an hour prior to mass.


  • Visitation

    Sunday, April 11, 2021

  • Rosary

    Sunday, April 11, 2021

  • Visitation

    Monday, April 12, 2021

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Monday, April 12, 2021


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Sister Mary Ann Barrett

April 14, 2021

Dear Doug/Deb, Robert/Kara, Karen/Robert,
On behalf of the Aquinas community, we extend our heartfelt sympathy upon the death of your father/-in-law, Robert.
He lived his life "in service" to many and expressed his care for you, his family in tangible ways and loving words. What a wonderful legacy to leave with you.
God grant you Gratitude for his long life among us and with Peace as together we celebrate his Risen Life in Christ.
Know of our prayerful support in the months ahead.
Sister Mary Ann Barrett, OP '66
Alumni Team

Rachel Smits

April 11, 2021

I had the privilege of knowing Bob for 3 beautiful years, 3 years was not enough. Thank you for the great advice and always looking out for me. Forever your peaches 💛

Sherry Sommers

April 11, 2021

Bob was my once in a life time friend!! I will so miss our very special times together. Walks around the courtyard and halls, sitting on the sun porch with my dog, Sweetie Pie, watching the news together after dinner and so many other memories.
Also his wonderful caring adult children, Doug, Bob and Karen. Thank you for always including me in dinners out.

Tessa Hill

April 11, 2021

Bob was an absolute angel! I am so grateful that I was able to have him be in my life for the past two years! We loved going for walks every night in the summer to look at the flowers and watch the sunset:)

Steve/Irene Quick

April 10, 2021

My happiest memory was as a little boy and Uncle Bob took me and Doug on our 1st airplane ride to Chicago. Our prayers are with the family and may all your memories you hold in your heart bring healing and peace.
With our deepest sympathy and all our love,
Steve, Irene and our son's Chris and Kevin and their children

Nicole Mosher

April 9, 2021

Bob will be missed! The 6.5 months I had with him at Boulder Creek just weren't long enough. I loved the nickname "Pocahontas" he gave me. May he Rest In Peace ❤️

Kaileigh Martin

April 9, 2021

Bob was the best! Always putting a smile on everyone’s face. Loved having the opportunity to take care of him for so long! ❤️❤️

Korrrien Croskey

April 8, 2021

I was Bob's chef and he was my main man. Heaven gained an angel for sure.

Tim & Loni Meininger

April 8, 2021

We pray that memories & time help ease the loss for all of those people close to Uncle Bob, especially his kids & grand kids as well as his friend, Sharie. He lived long & strong until the last few weeks of his life & we are grateful to have been a part of his circle of love. With love from us, our girls, and their kids, Loni & Tim