John P. “Jack” Quinn, 90, of Berkeley Twp., NJ passed away on Monday, June 15, 2020. Born and raised in Jersey City, NJ, he lived in Plainfield, NJ, before moving to Berkeley Twp. in 1999. Jack proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War as a 1st Lieutenant USAR. Jack was a successful small business owner in Woodbridge, NJ. He served on the board of the Plainfield Public Library, and was an avid reader, writer, water skier and tennis player, and loved dogs and Island Beach State Park. Upon retirement, he found his true calling as a substitute teacher for Southern Regional High School (SRHS). Mr. Quinn enjoyed writing brain teaser puzzles on the chalkboard for the students and encouraging them in their academics, athletics, and creative goals. He was honored to receive two Ramsey Awards from the teachers and students for his support of the student film program. He thought highly of the teachers and students from SRHS and was proud they remembered veterans every Memorial Day by placing more than 8,000 flags in front of the school. Jack was also a longtime member of the Writers Group at the Manchester Branch of the Ocean County Library, and a volunteer with SCORE in Toms River.
He is preceded in death by his beloved wife of more than 53 years Marilyn, his parents William and Evelyn, and three brothers; William, Thomas, and Robert, all of whom proudly served their country in the United States Armed Forces, and a sister-in-law Regina Quinn. He is survived by his loving daughters Susan Quinn of Barnegat, NJ and Marilyn Quinn and her husband Matthew Seebaum of Boulder, CO, two sisters-in-law Constance and Amelia Quinn, and several nieces and nephews, and great nieces and nephews. Internment is at the Brigadier William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to support student scholarships at Southern Regional High School District, 105 Cedar Bridge Road, Manahawkin, NJ 08050. All arrangements are private and entrusted to the care of the Timothy E. Ryan Home for Funerals, 145 St Catherine Blvd., Toms River, NJ 08755. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.ryanfuneralhome.com.
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