Joseph P. Quinn, Jr., 93, of the Lake Lenape section of Andover Township, died Friday, June 19, 2009, at Newton Memorial Hospital.

Born in Franklin, Mr. Quinn lived in Newton before moving to Lake Lenape 55 years ago. He was a 1933 graduate of Newton High School and a 1937 graduate of the University of Notre Dame, where he was a cheerleader when Notre Dame was an all male school. The class secretary for Notre Dame for the past 76 years, Mr. Quinn was a member of The Edward Frederick Sorin Society at Notre Dame and a member of the North Jersey Club of Notre Dame. He received a Special Citation in recognition of the Golden Jubilee Year of his graduation in recognition of his status as loyal alumnus on June 6, 1987. Mr. Quinn was a World War II Navy veteran, where he was a Plank Owner on the USS Parker and the USS Charles P. Cecil. He was in the Navy Reserve until 1954.Mr. Quinn was the Executive Vice President for Limestone Products Corp. in Sparta, retiring in 1981 after 42 years of service.

A member of Our Lady of the Lake R.C. Church in Sparta, Mr. Quinn was a former Trustee of the church. He was also a member of Good Shepherd R.C. Church in Andover Borough. He was a member of the Marquette Council #588, Knights of Columbus, where he was the recipient of the Chivalry Award for Lifetime Achievement on October 15, 2005.

Community involvement included his membership in American Legion Post 86, where he was a former Post Commander, and was a former County Commander of the American Legion. A member of Newton Rotary and a Paul Harris Fellow, Mr. Quinn was the 2007 Honoree of the Newton Rotary Golf Outing. He was the Secretary to the Andover Regional Board of Education for 26 years, retiring in 1981, and was named Andover Township Senior Citizen of the Year in 1988. A former member of the Newton Fire Department, Mr. Quinn was an Exempt Fireman, a member of the Sussex County Chapter of the American Red Cross, which was founded by his mother, Mrs. Joseph P. Quinn, in 1917. He received a Citation from the State of New Jersey in recognition of his outstanding service to the American Red Cross in Sussex County and also served on the New Jersey Ethics Committee. On June 9, 2006, Mr. Quinn was recognized by Pope John XXII High School for 42 years of commitment and support to the school.

He was also a longtime member of the Newton Country Club where he served on various committees.

The son of the late Joseph P. Quinn, Jr. and Nellie Coyle Quinn, Mr. Quinn was also predeceased by his beloved wife, Inez Madden Quinn, on May 11, 1975; a son, Robert J. Quinn, on July 29, 2006; and two sisters, Marion Morrow and Kathleen Fleck. He is survived by two sons, Kevin P. Quinn and his wife, Judy, of Sparta, and Jeffrey J. Quinn and his wife, Lisa, of Hardyston; one daughter, Margaret C. Romano and her husband, Jeff, of Lumberton; twelve grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Thursday at Our Lady of the Lake R.C. Church, 294 Sparta Avenue, Sparta. Interment will follow at St. Thomas of Aquin Cemetery in Ogdensburg. Visitation will be held Wednesday from 1:30 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Smith-McCracken Funeral Home, 63 High Street, Newton. Memorial donations may be made to the American Red Cross, Sussex County Chapter, 93 Spring Street, Newton, NJ 07860 or Newton Memorial Hospital Foundation, 175 High Street, Newton, NJ 07860. Online condolences may be made to