OBITUARY

Christian Patrick Quinn

January 15, 1976June 12, 2013
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Christian Patrick “Chris” Quinn, 37 of Clarksville, died Wednesday, June 12, 2013 of an apparent heart attack. He was born January 15, 1976 Waynesburg, a son of Sandra Dusha Quinn Shimo and her husband John “Mo” of Washington, and the late James Richard Quinn. Mr. Quinn was a 1996 graduate of Jefferson-Morgan High School and loved wrestling, from midgets through high school. He was working as a coal miner with Alpha Natural Resources at the Emerald Coal Mine in Waynesburg. Chris was an active volunteer fireman with Clarksville Volunteer Fire Company and the fire company wishes to honor Chris with a Fireman’s funeral and final farewell. He was known for being a very giving, friendly and lovable person and his family meant the world to him. Surviving in addition to his mother and step-father is a brother, James Quinn and his wife Terri of Masontown, WV; several aunts, uncles and cousins. Deceased in addition to his father, are his maternal grandparents, Walter and Betty Dusha and paternal grandparents, James and Josie Quinn. Friends and family will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday and 11:00 am to 1:00 p.m. the hour of services on Saturday, June 15, 2013 in the Behm Funeral Homes, Inc., 1477 Jefferson Road, Jefferson, Gregory P. Rohanna, supervisor, with the Rev. John R. Dorean officiating. Interment will follow in Jefferson Cemetery, Jefferson. Clarksville Volunteer Fire Company will hold a memorial service at 7:45 p.m. on Friday in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials to the Clarksville Volunteer Fire Company, P.O. Box 665, Clarksville, PA 15322. Condolences may be expressed online at www.behm-funeralhomes.com.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, June 14, 2013
  • Visitation Saturday, June 15, 2013
  • Funeral Service Saturday, June 15, 2013
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Larry Stallard

January 19, 2014

I just learned of Chris's passing today. I can't believe were the time has gone, It has been a long time since I've talked to Chris, probably 10 years if not more but I can still see his smiling face as if I it were yesterday. He was a great friend and a great person !! He is missed greatly !

Crystal Adams

July 7, 2013

Sandy , im so sorry to hear about Chris. My mom ( Jenny Burich )used to tell me about the story how u guys was in the hospital together an u was on Ur second boy an she was on her second girl . And she said they always joke they was going switched us . An Chris an me used to talk about that all the time in school an i used to say he was my brother. He is now in a better place an he is looking over u an his family .

Susanne Baker

June 18, 2013

Sandy and Family,

We're so sorry for your loss. You're in our thoughts and prayers. God needed another Angel in Heaven and he chose your son. May your memories of Chris help to keep his spirit alive and forever in your hearts!

Cliff, Susanne & Courtney Baker

SANDRA SHIMO

June 18, 2013

Robert "Bob" Durbin

June 18, 2013

Written by Robert “Bob” Durbin
Uncle of Christian Patrick Quinn

Wednesday, 12 June, Chris Quinn age 37 died. Chris was my nephew. 30 years ago Chris was ring bearer at my wedding. A skinny blonde kid in a tiny white tux. Grandma kept him awake as he was full of benedryl for the poison ivy covering most of his little body.
Richard Quinn was his dad. Richard was a gentle giant of a man who would give his last to others. Richard did not start trouble, he could finish it. Richard was my best new friend at the wedding. We hit it off and he remained my wing man.
Six months after the wedding Richard passed away to the same heart condition that took Chris. We were devastated, we mourned, we thought the mold was broken with Richard. A mighty Quinn had fallen. A hero was lost to the world. We should have noticed the little boy of eight, too cute to be a boy, with feet way too big for his little body.
Chris started to grow and did not stop till he was six foot three and 250+ pounds of gentle strength. Chris never started trouble; he could and would finish it. Someone wanting to rob houses in Clarksville PA found themselves answering to Chris. Most of PA have only thinly spread State Police. Chris pounced and bounced the robber and the State Police were happy to collect what was left. Chris Quinn, fireman, coal miner, and hero did what was right. He protected his community.
Chris and his brother Jimmy lost their father Richard and became sons of the township. It was not an easy time to grow up in SWPA. Many guys such as Mark, Mo, teachers, and coaches took their turn. We all loved those boys. As Chris grew we realized another might Quinn was with us. Chris had little if any memory of his father, but Richard was in the mirror.
I got to know Chris when he came to live with us after high school. I dearly love my two daughters, for a short time I got to share a bit of having a son and my daughters to have a big brother and protector. Joy, pride, and anger all in the same hour. Isn't that love?
We all just wanted Chris to just have a good life and do good things for himself. It finally came together, career, house, community, and volunteer fireman. Then at age 37 he is gone. I suppose 30 fathers days without his dad Richard was one too many. I like to think they are now together. If you are in Jefferson PA you might catch on the hill at sunset two really big men looking down on us all. Just squint a bit and use the corner of your eye, they are there together.

Linda Goughenour

June 17, 2013

Sandee and family,
We are so sorry for your loss.Our deepest sympathies to you guys.Just remember you always have your memories and no one can take them from you.All our love,Linda and Milton

SANDRA SHIMO

June 16, 2013

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SANDRA SHIMO

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SANDRA SHIMO

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