A photo of Francis J. “Frank” Quirk

Francis J. “Frank” Quirk

December 10, 1932 - June 26, 2021

Francis J. “Frank” Quirk, age 88, of Newark, DE, passed away on Saturday, June 26, 2021.

Born in Pottsville, PA, on December 10, 1932, he was a son of the late John and Alice (Reddington) Quirk. Frank proudly served in the United States Army during the Korean War. He was employed at General Motors, prior to working for the US Postal Service, where he retired as postmaster of the Bear office after 32 years. Frank was an active member of his community, volunteering as an ambulance driver and fire policeman with the Christiana Fire Co. A devout Catholic, he was a member of Holy Family Parish and Knights of Columbus-St. Michaels Council #4548 as well as a charter member of Ancient Order of Hibernians- Cpl. Bernard McCarren Division II in Newark, DE. He was also a member of the American Legion Post 10.  Frank enjoyed visits to his second home in Ocean City, MD, and spending time watching his grandchildren’s sporting events with his daughter.

In addition to his parents, Frank was preceded in death by his sisters, the late Catherine and Mary Quirk; and grandson, Timothy. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Jean H. (Pothering) Quirk; children, Martin Quirk (Justine) of Rising Sun, MD, JoAnn Quirk of Newark, Matthew Quirk (Sandi) of Newark, Michael Quirk (Kathy) of Bear, and Marc Quirk (Tamara) of Newark; siblings, Joseph Quirk of Pottsville, PA, Alice Scheerer, of Phoenix, AZ, Deacon Jack Quirk of Pottsville, PA, and Robert Quirk, of Fallston, MD; grandchildren, Patrick, Paul, Joshua, Jordan, Megan, Ashley, Thomas, Daniel, Kelly, Ryan, Kylie, and Camryn; and 10 great grandchildren.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10:30 am to 11:30 am on Thursday, July 15, 2021, at Holy Family R.C. Church, 15 Gender Road, Newark, DE, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11:30 am. Interment will follow in Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear, DE.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Frank’s memory to the Special Olympics, 1133 19th Street NW, 12th Floor, Washington, DC 20036‐3604 or Holy Family Church, 15 Gender Road, Newark, DE 19713.

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15 Condolences for Francis J. “Frank” Quirk

  • My very favorite uncle. He will be missed

  • So sorry for your loss.

  • Great brother in law will truly be missed. Rest in peace

  • Was fortunate to have been able to talk to him the week before he passed and let him know that he and his family were in my thoughts. RIP Uncle Frank.

  • Mike and Kathy and family. Sorry for you family’s loss May he Rest In Peace

  • I knew Frank from the Christiana Fire Company. He was a good man, one I always enjoyed talking to. Thank you for your service, Frank. RIP.

  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family

  • Many years ago, Frank helped me update rural addresses for DPL. He understood the mutual benefits better than than DPL management. Any time I saw him he had a a smile on his face and a kind word.

  • To The Quirk family,

    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My Thoughts and Prayers are with you all. RIP Mr. Quirk.

  • Rest in peace Frank, you’ve had a good long life and will be sorely missed by your large and loving family

  • So saddened by the death of Frank, a long time and cherished friend since teenagers, along with my oldest and dearest friend, his wife Jean. My condolences go out to his family, and may they find comfort in their memories.

  • My sincerest condolences to the Quirk Family. Frank was a charter member of Delaware Division 2 of the Ancient Order of Hibernians. He will be sadly missed by his fellow Irishman. May he rest in eternal peace.

  • I knew him from Christiana Fire Company, he was always a good guy to sit and talk to. My condolences to his family.

  • Frank was a very kind person and Easy to talk to. He loved his family dearly and was dedicated to his church and the AOH! What a great example to all! He will be sorely missed by all!

  • Jean and family. Sorry to read of Frank’s passing. My condolences to all of you. By the pics in this video, he was certainly blessed in life with the love of his family. ☘️