Jean Helen Quirk
December 14, 1935 - October 25, 2021
Jean Helen Quirk, age 85, of Newark, DE, passed away on Monday, October 25, 2021.
Born in Llewellyn, PA, on December 14, 1935, she was a daughter of the late John and Helen (Swatner) Pothering. Jean graduated from Minersville High School where she was a proud cheerleader to the Minersville Minors. She continued her love of cheering on her favorite teams, while watching the Phillies and the Eagles.
Jean was a dedicated homemaker who cherished the ability to care for her family, serving as a den mother while her sons were in Cub Scouts. Devoted to her faith, Jean was a devout member of Holy Family Parish. Jean was a loving grandmother who enjoyed attending her grandchildren’s activities and sporting events. She also enjoyed visiting her second home in Ocean City, MD with her family.
In addition to her parents, Jean was preceded in death this year by her loving husband of 65 years, Francis J. “Frank” Quirk; siblings, Barbara Siminitis and John Pothering; and grandson, Timothy Quirk. She is survived by her 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; sister, Sharon Houghton; grandchildren, Patrick, Paul, Joshua, Jordan, Megan, Ashley, Thomas, Daniel, Kelly, Ryan, Kylie, and Camryn; and 10 great grandchildren, with 3 more on the way; and several nieces, nephews, and dear friends.
A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10:00 am to 11:00 am on Friday, November 5, 2021, at Holy Family R.C. Church, 15 Gender Road, Newark, DE, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11:00 am. Interment will be held privately at Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jean’s memory to Holy Family R. C. Church, 15 Gender Road, Newark, DE 19713, or to Delaware Hospice Center, 100 Patriots Way, Milford, DE 19963, or online by clicking here.