Stephen Edmund Quinn died March 6, 2014 at the age of 67 in Austin, Texas. He was born to Edmund and Margaret (Walsh) Quinn on January 8, 1947 in Milwaukee, WI, the eldest of four children. He moved with his family to Appleton, WI and DesMoines, IA before returning to Milwaukee. He attended Marquette High School and had an ROTC scholarship at Marquette University, graduating with a B.S. in Civil Engineering and then receiving a commission as an officer of the US Navy Nuclear Submarine Service, serving on the USS Ray 653. Steve also attended Roosevelt University graduate school and was a graduate of Tuck Business School at Dartmouth...
Stephen Edmund Quinn died March 6, 2014 at the age of 67 in Austin, Texas. He was born to Edmund and Margaret (Walsh) Quinn on January 8, 1947 in Milwaukee, WI, the eldest of four children. He moved with his family to Appleton, WI and DesMoines, IA before returning to Milwaukee. He attended Marquette High School and had an ROTC scholarship at Marquette University, graduating with a B.S. in Civil Engineering and then receiving a commission as an officer of the US Navy Nuclear Submarine Service, serving on the USS Ray 653. Steve also attended Roosevelt University graduate school and was a graduate of Tuck Business School at Dartmouth Executive Program and a graduate of the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations Senior Nuclear Plant Management Course.
After an honorable discharge from the Navy, Steve accepted a position with Sargent & Lundy architect engineers in Chicago, IL in project management and licensing. He then worked for Public Service Indiana as a Chief Mechanical Engineer and Project Engineering Manager at the Marble Hill Nuclear construction project in Madison, IN. In 1984, Steve started a 24 year career with Consolidated Edison in New York, where he served as General Manager, Technical Support at Indian Point Unit 2 Nuclear Station, Plant Manager, 74th Street oil fired steam electric station, General Manager Outage Operations at Indian Point, General Manager, Nuclear Power Generation and then Vice President-Nuclear Power at Indian Point. He then became Vice President – Maintenance & Construction and finally Vice President – Substation Operations before retiring in 2007.
Steve was part of the command at ConEd that restored power to Manhattan after the attacks of September 11, 2001, as well as recovery after two East Coast blackouts. A devoted family man, Steve married Katy Dady September 22, 1973. They made their first home in Virginia Beach, VA, then moved to Waukegan, IL, Skokie, IL, Madison, IN and Mahopac, NY before retiring to Berry Creek Country Club in Georgetown, Texas. His children were his pride and joy, and he boasted that he raised his kids to be independent and self-supporting --- traits for which he was an exemplary role model. While living in New York, Steve enjoyed the camaraderie of the Taconic Road Runners Club, serving as Vice President of the club and race director for quirky events like the Mudders and Grunters cross country race and the Freezer 5's. He could be found "running with the gang" at FDR Park in Yorktown Heights after work and at the Croton Reservoir on weekends, as well as frequently partying with fellow runners. In addition to numerous shorter races, Steve completed two New York City Marathons and a Dutchess County Marathon.
Steve enjoyed golf and the many friends with whom he played. He also enjoyed woodworking, reading, playing Sudoku, fly fishing and swapping jokes with the Thursday night poker group at Berry Creek.
He was a very generous man and enjoyed sharing things he loved with others --- such as great vacations. He hosted family and friends on many fun excursions, most recently in the Dominican Republic and Hawaii, but previously in Costa Rica, Anguilla, Turks & Caicos, England, France, Belgium, Spain and throughout the United States.
Steve was preceded in death by his parents and brother-in-law Clint Fong. He is survived by his wife Katy, four children: Heather (James) Molloy, Bronxville, NY; Meghan (Christopher) Williams, Austin, TX, Conor (Anne) Quinn, Venetia, PA and Riley (Alyssa) Quinn, Chicago, IL, a brother Pat (Sue) of Eau Claire, WI, two sisters, Mary Quinn of Shorewood, WI and Peggy (John) Niemer of Wauwatosa, WI and "seven +" grandchildren: Campbell & Will Molloy, Cooper, Owen and Henry Quinn, Quinn Williams, and Troy Quinn and his soon to be born sister.
The family will receive guests for a time of visitation from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. on Friday, March 7, 2014 at the Cook-Walden Davis Funeral Home in Georgetown. A Memorial Mass will be held Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. at St. Helen Catholic Church in Georgetown with Father Tim Nolt officiating.
In lieu of flowers or gifts, please consider a donation to the Seton Williamson Foundation (www.setonwilliamsonfdn.org
to support their efforts in heart health and cardiology.
Arrangements under the direction of Cook-Walden Davis Funeral Home, 2900 Williams Drive, Georgetown, Texas 78628 (512)863-2564.