Tim Quinn, 67, died in his Oak Park home on Oct. 19, 2019. Born in Chicago on Oct. 2, 1952, his early years were spent there and in Bellwood. In 1975, he received his B.A. degree in Theater from the University of Illinois. Always an entertainer, he spent many years performing in community theater, including Oak Park Village Players. He was a man of many interests, an expert on old movies, and had an impressive collection of films in many forms. He loved books and had a huge library, much of which revolved around angels, Old Hollywood, church architecture, and icons.
He worked in a variety of fields, including nursing home administration, the funeral industry, the Chicago archdiocese, and, most recently, in customer relations for Southwest Airlines. He took great joy in singing and, over the years, his tenor voice graced many choirs, including the Ascension Church Choir and the Sing to Live Community Chorus. His ready smile, big heart, warm hugs, wicked and wonderful sense of humor, lovely tenor voice, facility with words, dramatic flair, hilarious song parodies, and his classy, expansive, and colorful wardrobe will be missed by all who knew him.
Tim Quinn is survived by his family, Maripat, Patrick (Elizabeth), Mary (Sister Colette, S.N.D.), Thomas (Teresa), nieces, nephews, and many friends.
A memorial Mass will take place at Ascension Catholic Church at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 2.
In his memory, donations may be made to the Ascension Choir, 808 S. East Ave., Oak Park 60304, or the Sing to Live Community Chorus, P.O. Box 301, Glenview 60025.