Quinn Richard Kite
January 2, 1943 – August 10, 2014
Quinn Richard Kite, age 71, of St. Georges, DE and formerly of Penns Grove, NJ, passed away peacefully in the loving arms of his darling wife, Shirley on Sunday, August 10, 2014.
Born in Salem, New Jersey on January 2, 1943, Quinn was the son of the late Catherine Casey Cafaro. After graduating from Penns Grove High School, he enlisted in the US Army where he served for 3 years during peacetime. Quinn married the love of his life, Shirley McGowan on January 29, 1966 and the two settled down in Penns Grove where they raised two children. He began his career with the DuPont Company where he worked for 7 years and later, the family moved to Delaware after he accepted a position as a plant protection supervisor with the Chrysler Corporation. Quinn retired in 2001 after 30 years of dedicated service.
In his leisure time, he enjoyed taking family trips to the beach, camping and crabbing. He was a member of the Northern Delaware Corvette Club, where he enjoyed the comradery of other Corvette aficionados. Quinn loved visiting Delaware Park where he spent many evenings in the company of good friends while listening to live music. He relished life and laughter, was an exceptional jokester and adored dancing with his darling wife, Shirley. Quinn was happiest spending time with his family and friends, especially his grandchildren and great grandsons, Landon and Gage.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 48 years, Shirley Marie McGowan; son, Kevin R. Kite (Elaine) of Bear; daughter, Tracey Ludlam (Louie) of Clayton; sisters, Linda Smith, Brenda “Sissy” LaPalamento and Judy Bradford, all of Pennsville, NJ; 7 grandchildren, Ashley Johnson, Amanda Melvin, Alexis Ludlam, Caitlin Orr, Delanie Q. Kite, Stephen Orr and Zachary Orr; 2 great great grandchildren, Landon and Gage; and 3 step great great grandchildren, Kayla, Nadia and Mia.
A funeral service will be held at 7:30 pm on Friday evening, August 15, 2014, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a visitation will be held from 5:30 pm until 7:30 pm. Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, Delaware Chapter, 2 Mill Road, Ste. 106, Wilmington, DE 19806.