A Celebration of Life service for Joseph Francis Quinlan, 79, of Denmark, SC will be held at two o’clock p.m., Saturday, January 11, 2020 in the Bethel Park United Methodist Church with Military Honors accorded with the Reverend Judy Hames officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday. Memorial contributions may be sent in Joseph’s memory to Bethel Park Methodist Men’s Fund, P.O. Box 207, Denmark, SC 29042. Joseph passed away on Wednesday, January 1, 2020.
Born in Fall River, MA, he was a son of the late Matthew Quinlan and Helena Bentley Quinlan; he married the love of his life, Georgia Thompson on July 21, 1962. He was a member of Bethel Park United Methodist Church, the Methodist Men’s Group and the Denmark Lions Club. In 1980, he retired as a Master Sergeant in the U. S. Air Force; he served during Vietnam. He retired from Scottsman Manufacturing in Fairfax, SC where he was a quality control manager.
Survivors include his loving wife of 57 years, Georgia Thompson Quinlan; two sons and daughters-in-law Daniel “Dan” (Ashley) Quinlan of Princeton Junction, NJ, Christopher “Chris” (Kathi) Quinlan of Hartsville, SC; 3 grandchildren Alex Quinlan, Samantha Quinlan, Jordan “Danny” Quinlan; 3 brothers Paul Quinlan, Robert (Barbara) Quinlan, Richard (Mary) Quinlan; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Joseph was preceded in death by a brother Dennis Quinlan and a sister-in-law Tommie Quinlan.