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Terry L. Quinn, 65, of Boiling Springs, went peacefully to be with his Lord on Thursday, Jan. 7, 2010, after a brief illness. He was born July 25, 1944 in Lebanon, PA, and is the son of Mary (Miller) Quinn Kupp of Lebanon and the late John Richard Quinn.

He attended Cedar Crest High School and was honorably discharged from the U.S. Air Force. He worked for the Department of Defense for more than 27 years, retiring from Defense Information Systems Agency in 2007. Terry believed in living life to the fullest and enjoying every minute given to him by God. He valued God, his family and dogs, and treasured his many friends. Terry’s carefree days were spent riding his Harley-Davidson motorcycle, playing golf, fishing and "deviling" his friends and family. He was a member of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Carlisle where he was a lay reader and former Lay Eucharistic Minister; a member of the American Legion Post 0272, ALMECH golf league and the Carlisle Barracks Golf Club.

In addition to his mother, Terry is survived by his loving wife, Barbara Cheryl Rotz Quinn, daughters: Andrea Ciccocioppo (wife of Barry) of Dillsburg and Heather Fowler (wife of Micah) of Mont Alto, his sons: Jeffrey and Jack Quinn of Lebanon, granddaughter, Brooke Ciccocioppo of Dillsburg, grandsons: Mason and Morgan Quinn of Womelsdorf, miniature Schnauzer, Gidget, and many other family members. He was recently preceded in death by his Bouvier des Flandres, Delilah.

A memorial service to celebrate Terry’s life will be held on Tuesday January 12, 2010, at 10:30 a.m. in St. John’s Episcopal Church, On the Square in Carlisle with Rev. Canon Mark A. Scheneman and Rev. Robyn J. Szoke officiating. A visitation will be held prior to the service at 9:30 a.m. at the church. Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, Carlisle, is handling arrangements. Inurnment will be in the Chapel of the Good Shepherd Columbarium in St. John’s Episcopal Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Celtic Healthcare of Carlisle, 220 Wilson St., Suite 100, Carlisle, PA. 17013.

 

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It is with great sadness to hear of the passing of Terry.  He had such an impact on all of us at DECC Mechanicsburg and will be greatly missed.  It gives us peace that he is no longer suffering.

I'm sure Terry is up there re-orging heaven for us.  We will see you again my friend.

Our love and sympathies go out to Barb and his entire family.

Love,
Connie and Ralph Starner
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It was so sad to hear of Terry's passing.  He was one of a kind.  He always had you laughing about something at work.  I know he will be missed by all his friends and family.

Our hearts & sympathies go out to Barb and his family.

Love

Loretta & Charlie Bear
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There was nobody like Terry Quinn.  His compassion, generosity, kindness, thoughtfulness, and unique personality have impacted my life since 1994 in the best ways.  I already miss him and will always remember him with love and laughter.  I pray God's blessings on Terry, his family, and all the friends that will be missing him too.


Sandy Gallagher
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Barb, we send our heartfelt sympathy to you and your entire family.  While Terry passed too soon, he left quite a legacy, not only in his personal life but as a vital and unique personality among those of us who worked at Mechanicsburg ... truly one of a kind!  We both send our love your way.

Jay and Lori Myers Miffoluf
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Terry will be muchly missed.  Manny & I send our deepest sympathy.

Manny & Chris Stone
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Our Family is very saddened to hear that Terry passed this last week. Please know Terry and your Family are in our prayers. He was a pivotal part of our greater DISA family and he will be missed but remembered with fondly.

CDR Harold W. "TRACER" Valentine, SC, USN
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Dear Barb,
My deepest sympathy to you and both families. Terry was a great person and also a funny one. I know I speak for many people when I say he will greatly missed.

Murray L. Porigow
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I can't believe it.  The Mighty Quinn? Are you kidding? If the wonderful picture of good ol' TQ wasn't there in his obituary, I'd say they have to be talking about the wrong guy.

But, incredibly, there he is.

Terry was a Force of Nature. He was bigger than life.  When he entered a room full of people you could see the smiles rippling through the room as he greeted people, made eye contact, gave a nod of recognition here and there.  It's something that only comes from having a history, a connection, a reputation for  accomplishment, both professionally and  personally.

Terry was a "Whatever It Takes" type of guy and a natural leader.  He was more than willing to work hard and sacrifice to achieve and generally those achievements were for the 'little guy' in one way or another.

He was very proud, I believe, to have set the course for our customer-oriented culture  at DECC Mechanicsburg and to be the 'go-to' guy when some dramatic customer challenge would come up.  He had the confidence in himself (and in us all) to jump right in and declare we could fix it, whatever it was. And he was right.

We salute you, Terry Quinn, and we thank you for having been part of our lives.

Rest in Peace, old friend.
 
Denny Hultzapple
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My deepest sympathy to Barb and Terry's family.  Terry was a wonderful person...he made me smile everytime I saw him.  He definitely had a unique personality and I will always remember how he made people laugh.  He will be sadly missed by myself and all of the people he touched through the years!!

Pam Myers & Family
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I'm deeply sorry for your loss.  Terry was a good friend for many years, and an unforgettable character.  I learned a lot from Terry and enjoyed him through the long years we worked closely together.  He and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Tom Hennessy
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Terry lived life to the fullest. He was a good man and a good friend. I always have to smile when I think about him and how crazy and funny he could be at times. He will be missed by all that knew him.

Ron Hein
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I was always impressed with what you accomplished and what you inspired us all to accomplish with you.  I was honored to have been asked to host your retirement party.  I was happy that you joined us in the Old Dudes golf outings.  And I will be forever sad that you left us so soon.  We're all better for having known you and we will be looking for you when we make it to the 19th Hole in the Sky.  Rest easy, my friend.  Remember - "whatever it takes"!

Jim Bollinger
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I am very saddened to hear of Terry's passing. He could always make you smile even when you didn't want to.
He will be missed. Our love and sympathies
go to Barb and his entire family.
From me and my family

Mary Smith
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Barb,
I'm so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family. I hope you are able to find comfort in your family and friends -- and your little schnauzer!  Thinking of you...Shelley Madden (Oklahoma)

Shelley Madden
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Our love and prayers are with you Barb.  May the Lord bless you and keep you and may Terry be doing the jig in heaven!

Les and Debbie Kissinger
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We salute the best boss we ever had.  We will continue talking about Terry for years to come.

Tom Fry and Joan Miller
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Dearest Barb and family-
My heart and loving thoughts are with you at this time.
He was a unique person who made the world a better place to live.

With love,
Ruthie Smith
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Lana and I will never forget the good times that we had with Terry and Barb. Our prayers are with you.

Frank Falcone
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I'm very sorry to hear of Terry's passing.  Pat and I send our sympathy to you and your family.

Pat and Bob Nelson
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It was very sad to hear of Terry's passing.  Our prayers and condolences are with you.

John, Linda, and Krista Bruno
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Barb, sorry for your loss of your hubby. He went to that better place.  My prayers are with you and your family.

Patricia L Stahler
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Barb, you are in our prayers during this time of loss.  We know how much you will miss him and how close you two were.  Please let us know if there is anything we can do for you.
Kurt and Brenda
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I sent the message below to Barb a few days before Terry's passing.  I certainly hope when Barb read it to him it gave him opportunity for another "up to trouble" smile.

I just heard the sad news about Terry and I could not let this news pass without relaying some thoughts for Terry.

I would have to say that there is nobody that has known Terry who would not have some funny story to tell.  It was my sincere pleasure to have had the opportunity to work with him.  Terry is and always will be a "straight shooter" and that is my kind of guy.

My prayers and best wishes are with you both.


Clyde Yohn
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Barb, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of Terry. I can only echo the comments of the others in that the Mighty Quinn was one of a kind and will truly be missed. My thoughts and prayers to you at this time.

Verlyn Hays
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There is probably no one that ever knew Terry that doesn't have a "Quinn" story.  What a great guy that grew to his full potential in every apect of his life.  I bet he is shaking things up in heaven right now. I am so glad we all got to know him.

Diane Baird
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I am so sorry for your loss. Terry lived life to the fullest and I was happy to have said I met him. He made me smile everytime I saw him. He will be truly missed

Barbara Evans
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As we all struggle with the passing of Terry our hearts and prayers go out to Barb and their families.

For those very fortunate people personally or professionally Terry touched our hearts, pulled our strings, and left an ever lasting impression on us all.

It didnt matter how bad of a day you were having.  When in the presence of Terry he would make you laugh, remind you that Yes the impossible is possible and make you feel that everything we did no matter how minor was to make us successful.

You have instilled that Whatever it Takes Attitude in all of us and have touched our lives in a way that no one else could.

Terry will be in our hearts forever. Thank you for being a very important part of our lives.

Rest in peace, my very good friend,
Kim Dunlap
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To Barb and Family,
My eyes filled with tears when I heard of Terry's passing but I quickly regained a smile as I thought of all the great times I had working with him.  He was truly one of a kind and will be missed.  My thoughts and prayers go out to you and the family.

Jil Dershem
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Barb, I am so very sorry for your loss.  Terry was a great person and will be missed by all.  I will never forget him, he was one of a kind!  My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.  God bless

Jen BRechbill
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Terry was a very good friend and I always admired him for his "antics" and knowledge. Terry will forever be my friend. Barb, I wish you and your family the very best in the coming days and I will include you in my prayers. Terry, I'll see you again Buddy!!

Larry Forrester
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Barbara, I am so very sorry to hear about Terry's death. I have known Terry since the 1990s and he was always a delight to work with while he strived to keep our CSD customers happy.  He will be greatly missed.  My prayers go out to you and your familiy.

Sandy Burns
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 I will never forget the first day I met Terry. His first day at work in SPCC Ops.  I had the pleasure of training him on the IBM systems.
I will never forget that last time I met Terry. It was at Lowes (not too long ago). I had no idea his health was this dire. This was truly a shock.
I give my heartfelt condolence to the Quinn family!
God Bless!

 T. Thompson
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 Dear Barbara and Family,
Words cannot express the sorrow in my heart today.  My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. There was only one Quinn man. He will always remain in our mind and heart.

 Dave Banholzer
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Barb
You will be in my prayers.  I will miss Terry's smile when he always teased me about my short pants and many other comments he made

Joanne Leedy
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Dear Barb and family,
 
I am so very sorry to hear of Terry's passing. Terry was truly a special guy, always smiling, joking, and clowning around. He brightened everyone's day where ever he went. He was highly respected and regarded at work both at Mechanicsburg and Chambersburg...his customer's loved him!! Terry was always the guy that they called when they needed action...and Terry was always the "go-to guy" to make it happen. He was indeed a rare individual, one that I will never forget. He sincerely cared about everyone and would willingly take on any problem to try to help them. He was a devout man of faith, a man of great character and integrity, resourceful and industrious with a quick wit! I have many fond memories of Terry and will always remember the fun I had with him! I certainly will miss The old Quinnster!!! May God's peace that passing all understanding be upon you and your family during this difficult time.
Sincerely,

 Bob Ramsey
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I just am frozen about the news on Terry. He has been a true friend. Barb we are all with you and you are in our prayers.

LOLA AND RON KNIZNER
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I first started working with Terry way back in the 1980s and was actually his lead operator for awhile.  Oh boy, what a challenge and culture shock that was for me, a shy twenty-some year old small-town guy!  I deserved a raise just for surviving! " Don't worry about it, Pollock",  was Terry's favorite reply to my pleas for more quality assurance!  Although I am now saddened by Terry's passing, I am smiling as I remember the funniest guy to ever roam the halls of DECC-Mechanicsburg.  Barb, you are one of the sweetest ladies I have ever met and I am praying for you.  I know that God is and will continue to watch over you.

Mark Bednarchik
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Well, it's pretty hard for me to be at a loss for words. But after reading all of these condolences to Barb and her family, and the admiration, love,respect and enjoyment we had when we were around Terry, there is not much more to say! I'm sure everyone who wrote something will all agree Terry was one of the most unforgettable characters in our lives. May God comfort you and your family Barb.

John Szwast
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Barb,  I've known Terry for many years from work and the ALMECH Golf League.  I will miss my morning conversations at the Barracks Golf course with Terry.  When I would be arriving, He be packing his golf gear away from playing earlier in the morning.  Many times he would leave the golf cart there for me to use, so that I wouldn't have to walk to the club house.  That's how thoughtful he was.  I enjoyed playing golf with him too.  I'll will surely miss him.

Tom Grimm
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Passing along condolences to all family members.  Terry had a big heart, a big smile, and always provided a genuinely friendly greeting.  In reading through the on-line condolences it's obvious that he had a lasting impact on a lot of people.  Best wishes to all of you.

Al Schmitt
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Dear Barb and family

Im so so sorry for your loss.

For years, Quinn was my co-worker and my friend.  A person good to be with.  A guy with an awesome sense of humor, a warm smile, and that healthy appetite.  His common sense and take charge attitude could steady any storm, and we had many during the DISA consolidations.  We all learned from Quinn.

Always primed with a story, Quinn would have us laughing to tears.  I will always remember a potentially life-shortening flight with Quinn to Columbus.  Since the HBG airport had closed due to the weather, his friend drove us to BMI during a blizzard.  To depart BMI, our craft was de-iced and the runway cleared by a team of snow plows.  As best I recall, we were one of the last flights to depart before BMI closed.  We arrived in Columbus after the local airport had closed.  Our motel had closed for the night so we couldn't get into our booked rooms.  Our meeting the next day, or later that same day by the time we arrived, was cancelled because the base was closed although we were on site.  Proof positive that DISA was manned by crazies like Quinn.

I shared another trip with Quinn to Pensacola after a hurricane.  Our motel had no electric service...  I could go on, and on.

We have suffered a very severe blow.  The strength to withstand will come from within us and from Terry.  He radiated life so strongly.  He had enough power to last us many years.

It was my great privilege to know Quinn.

Fran Nash
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My heartfelt sympathy goes to Ethel, Jeff, Jack and Allison, Morgan and Mason. Terry had touched their lives and will not soon be forgotten. My they find comfort knowing that he met his maker.

Your friend, Mary
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Our prayers and thoughts go out to Terry's family and friends. I was blessed to know him, though it was only for a short time. Terry will be missed.

Drew Frank
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Barb, I am so sorry to hear about Terry's passing.  He was truly one of a kind.  And you can bet he and Rob are organizing the angels golf outing right now.  Please call if I can do anything.


Crystal Kerns (Schaffner)
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Dear Barbara and Family
Our sincerest condolences in the loss of your dear husband and father Terry.  He was a very passionate man and a leader among his peers.  Our prayers are with you, keep the many memories of your love and laughter alive and it will console you thru these difficult times.

 Love, Ann Nisogi and John Golden

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Barb,

 I am so sorry to hear of Terry's passing.  He will be sorely missed.  You and the family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Stephen Simeone

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 Dearest Barb and family,

 This was such a shock. I will always remember fondly Terry's smile and happy countenance, he was a prince among men. Serious when he had to be and loving the life God gave him always. Barb I will do anything you need from a work perspective, but if you need anything else let me know. 658-0506

 Susi McCarl

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I was very sad to hear the news today. My deepest sympathy to you and  Terry's family.

Jim Furry - San Diego
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Barbara,
  I was so sorry to hear of Terry's death.We were very close friends in our early years.

Ray (Butch) Brightbill
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Barb,
I am sorry to learn of Terry's passing.  My condolences to you and to your family.


Robert Berk

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My heartfelt sympathies to all family members and friends who knew, loved, and worked with Terry.  I remember dancing at his wedding to the beautiful Barbara and how happy they were joining their families and love of life.  I'll always remember their happiness.

Sally Rose Durocher 4701 Monterey Oaks

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