Sean was born on January 23, 1956 in Tangier, Morocco, to Alan Jordan and Gay Fielding (Hawkins) Quinn. After a long illness, he passed away on February 12, 2013 at his residence of 22 years in Kenmore, peacefully in his sleep
As a military son, Sean moved numerous times during his early years, including a five-year stint in Germany. He graduated from Southern Lehigh High School in Pennsylvania.
After high school, he joined the United States Coast Guard, serving four years and earning the rank of Petty Officer Second Class. An expert marksman, he served isolated duty in the Pribilof Islands in Alaska, finishing in Base Seattle. After his military service, Sean stayed in Seattle and started a General Contracting Company and later a Home Inspection Company for a combined 23 years, retiring in 2004. During this time he also attended Seattle University and Shoreline Community College, obtaining an Associate of Arts Degree.
As quoted by Mark Twain "Loyalty to country ALWAYS. Loyalty to government, when it deserves it.", may sum up Sean's strong political views which he was never bashful about sharing. He was not only passionate about politics; he was insightful and knowledgeable on many subjects, reading up to ensure he was "right". If his viewpoint didn't mesh with another's, he would enjoy spirited discussion, but would always stay true to his convictions. In his early years, Sean enjoyed hiking, camping with family and friends and playing golf. In later years his personal quest to regain his health was an inspiration to many. Though the "miracle" never happened for Sean, he never wavered in his pursuit. Being one with God was his ultimate goal.
Sean leaves behind the love of his life, and wife of 30 years, Diane K. (Williams) Quinn; father, Alan (Mary) Quinn; mother, Gay Mosbach; son, Ian Quinn; two daughters, Emily and Shannon Quinn; two sisters, Pam (John) Maloney, Stephanie (Barry) Ebert; brother, Chris (Colleen) Quinn; many nieces and nephews; loving extended family and friends across the country.
A celebration of life memorial service will be held at 5PM on Thursday, February 21, 2013 at Lake Forest Park Civic Club, 17301 Beach Drive NE, Lake Forest Park, Washington 98155, (206) 362-8818.
Please sign the online guestbook and share your memories. Please be forewarned, Sean ALWAYS has the last word.
Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal. Thank you, Sean, for enriching every life you touched. Your legacy will continue on with the dignified ethics and great sense of humor that you displayed on a daily basis. You will be forever in our hearts and cherished memories.