Martin (Marty) Albert Quinn, 101, of White Haven, died Friday, August 13, 2021 at Geisinger Hospital,
Born February 8, 1920, he was the son of the late Albert and Regina Widdick Quinn. He was born in his home on Berwick Street in White Haven, where he would live for over 97 years. Marty was a graduate of White Haven High School. Marty was a veteran who served in the Marines in the Asian Pacific theater during World War II from 1944 through 1946. He served on the USS Guam off Okinawa, and participated in action against the enemy on Okinawa in the spring of 1945. He was a corporal at time of discharge and served in the reserves thereafter.
He then attended engineering school for two years at night in Weatherly, PA. In 1950, he married Ruth Monk. They lived in White Haven for over 60 years. They were extremely active and renowned in White Haven. Ruth and Marty were virtually inseparable until Ruth’s passing in April, 2020. Marty was employed at Wilmot Engineering, White Haven, prior to, and after the war for over 40 years. He first worked at Wilmot with his father in the early 1940’s. He traveled throughout the US and Europe while working at Wilmot. He retired in 1985 as a vice president of Wilmot. He also served as a member of the Board of Directors.
Marty was a member of the White Haven chapter of the Odd Fellows and also a member of the Masonic Shrine. He also served on the White Haven Board of Education. A devout Christian, Marty was a long-time member of St Pauls Lutheran Church, White Haven. He served on various committees and fundraisers for years. He was also on the Board of the White Haven Cemetery for over 15 years, and was a caretaker. Marty loved playing cards, fishing, and coin collecting. He was also well known for his woodworking abilities and kept an extensive woodworking shop in his garage. But, nothing would match his love for Ruth. Marty will always be remembered as an extremely kind and generous man who loved spending time with his various nieces and nephews, especially when they would spend weeks during the summers with Ruth and him. “Uncle Marty” was famous for his ability to tease his nieces and nephews. He might get them riled up, but they would always come back for more.
In addition to his parents and Ruth, he was preceded in death by Clara Decker, Mary Harris, and Dorothy Beers.
Marty is survived by his sister Louise Quinn Brown, Maple Shade, NJ, and numerous loving nieces, nephews, grand-nieces, and grand-nephews.
A service will be held on Friday, August 20, 2021 at 1:00 pm at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 414 Berwick Street, White Haven, PA, 18661, with a visitation at 12:30 pm. Interment with Military Honors will follow in Laurel Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that memorial contributions be sent to St. Paul's Lutheran Church.
Arrangements by Lehman Family Funeral Service, Inc. White Haven.
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