Frank Edward Quirk
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado
Frank Edward Quirk, age 88, died peacefully on Sept. 5, 2010.
Frank was born on Aug. 28, 1922 in Caspian, Michigan, to Stephen Quirk and Martha Cain who immigrated to America in 1909 from the Isle of Man. He was raised on a dairy farm and attended Stambaugh High School, graduating with the class of 1941. He married Vera Scalcucci on Feb 6, 1943. Frank served in the Army Air Corps from 1942 until 1946, and attained the rank of Corporal.
He enjoyed flying, was a licensed pilot and owned his own airplane for many years. Frank and Vera owned Quirk’s Beauty Salon in Iron River, MI for more than 20 years, and during that time, Frank worked as a miner and explosives specialist. He also worked as a mining foreman and carpenter in Michigan, Missouri and California before retiring in Colorado. He was a very talented craftsman and built their Carbondale, CO, house by hand, including a stone masonry bocce court.
Frank enjoyed playing his violin, hunting, fishing and being in the outdoors. He was an excellent husband and father, grandfather and great-grandfather and was known for his very dry sense of humor. He was dearly loved by his family and will be missed.
Survivors include his wife, Vera; sons: Terry and Dennis; grandchildren: Kimberly,Frank, Bailey, Kayleigh, Stephen and Jonathan; and great-grandchildren: Leila and Victoria. Frank was preceded in death by his sisters Blanche, Connie, Aileen and Lillian, and brothers Herbert and Gordon. Frank was the last remaining full-blooded Manx member of his family.
A private memorial will be held for Frank. Memorial contributions are welcomed for a brick in Frank’s name at the Veterans’ Memorial in Ennis, MT. (Veterans’ Memorial, P.O. Box 411, Ennis MT 59729; http://www.mvvetsmemorial.org. Please note Frank’s name on your contribution.)
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