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William P. “Bill” Quinn

February 20, 1959 - April 9, 2021

William P. “Bill” Quinn, age 62, of Bear, DE, passed away on Friday, April 9, 2021.

Bill was born in Wilmington, DE, on February 20, 1959, and graduated in 1977 from Delcastle Technical High School. He then made his 27-year career as the senior director of facilities and maintenance services for Wilmington University. He enjoyed fishing, exploring, spending time outdoors, and riding off-road vehicles. Bill also took pleasure in spending time at his family beach house and mountain retreat. Above all, he greatly treasured time with his family and beloved dog, Charlie.

Bill was preceded in death by his siblings, Mark Quinn and Debbie Burchfield and parents-in-law, Richard and Doris Grove. He is survived by his dear wife, Donna (Grove) Quinn; sons, Josh Quinn (Julia) of Washington, DC and Eric Quinn (Felicia) of Middletown; and grandchildren, Maks, Niko, Sasha, Gavin, and Mason.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 2 pm until 3 pm on Thursday, April 15, 2021, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE. Face masks will be required for all in attendance. Service and interment will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Bill’s memory to the Mark S. Quinn Memorial Scholarship, Wilmington University, 320 North DuPont Highway, New Castle, DE 19720 or wilmu.edu/giving-funds


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18 Condolences for William P. “Bill” Quinn

  • Donna, Josh, Eric and family, I am so deeply sorry for your loss. It’s difficult for me to even find the words to express my sincere condolences. I have and continue to uplift you all in prayer. Please know that I am here if you need anything. Honor and cherish the memories as you mourn this tremendous loss. May God bless and strengthen you through this most difficult time.

  • Dear Donna and family,
    We are sending prayers, strength and peace for all of you. Donna you and Billy had a strong love from day one and I was honored to be your matron of honor for a special couple. I wish we could take the hurt away and heal
    Your heart from this terrible loss.
    We are thinking of you and your family and cannot get to the viewing, but will be keeping you in our hearts.

    Love you.

    Kathy and Evan Thomas

  • I am so sorry for your loss and I will keep the entire Quinn family in my prayers. Bill was always very kind to me and willing to help with anything I needed at work.

  • Donna
    My heart goes out to you and the family. I am so very sorry for your loss. I will pray for strength, courage and peace for you. What a fantastic man! I feel so fortunate to have spent time with all if you.

  • Donna and Family,
    I was so very sad to hear of Bill’s passing. I absolutely loved working alongside him on the many projects at Wilmington U–he was organized, smart, and skilled. I loved watching facebook posts of him with your loving family and all the great adventures you shared, especially with the grandkids. May time bring you all peace and a treasure trove of memories.

  • We are so very sorry for your loss. Bill was such a wonderful person and will be missed.

  • To all of Bill’s family, my deepest condolences. He was always there to assist when we needed him at Wilmington University and it will not feel the same without his presence. I hope everyone is able to find a moment of peace during this time of sorrow.

  • To the Quinn Family: we offer our deepest condolences. We have you in our prayers. Bill will be greatly missed. 🙏🏾

  • Donna and family,

    Bill was a one-of-a-kind guy and a great colleague. Any conversation with him at work guaranteed that I’d grin at least once. I was so sad to learn of his passing. Please know that my heart and thoughts are with all of you at this difficult time.


  • Our hearts go out to Donna and the entire Quinn family. We will miss Bill and his great sense of humor.

  • Our most heartfelt condolences to the Quinn family. We are extremely saddened. May god bless you and we send our sincerest prayers for strength. ❤️🙏🏼

  • Dearest Donna and Family,

    Sending hugs and prayers for all of you. I was shocked and saddened to hear of Bill’s passing and am very sorry for your loss.

    Barbie, WU c/o 1992, 1994

  • I’m so sorry for your loss. I pray God hold your family close today..

  • I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Donna, Tom and I can not express in words of how very sad we both were to hear of Bill’s passing. Bill was a wonderful person, husband, father, grand-father. So many sweet memories you all have of him. Surely, Bill will
    will be missed by everyone. We both continue to have you and your family in our continued prayers.
    Donna, sending your way the love, strength and blessings of our Lord.
    In Friendship,
    Carmela and Tom Leipold

  • Dear Kathy,
    I am so sorry to hear of Billy’s passing. I remember when he started at Delcastle High School. He was 2 years behind me, but we always spoke to each other. He happily updated me periodically on how your family was doing. Then fast forward to 1986, I started my job at DP&L – and I worked with your Dad.
    Again, my sincerest condolences to you and Cindy at this difficult time.
    -Jack Mansure

  • Donna and Family
    I just saw this Post on your Timeline. I remember working with Bill many many years ago, before you were even married. RIP Buditch. I am very sorry for your loss

  • I am so sorry for the loss of your husband Donna, I had no idea that he had passed. God bless you and your family during this difficult time 🙏🙏