Michael Dennis Quinby Jr, age 63, of Plymouth Indiana, passed away on Thursday, July 7, 2022.
The son of Francis and Skip Davidson, preceded in death by his father Michael Dennis Quinby Sr. was born in Cedar Rapids, IA on January 7, 1959.
He was a graduate of Plymouth High School in Plymouth, IN in the class of 1977. Upon graduating high school, he enlisted in the United States Air Force. After obtaining the rank of Master Sergeant and serving a very honorable and distinguished career, he proudly retired from serving his country in 1997.
He received many awards and recognitions throughout his career to include: four Meritorious Service Medals, three Air Force Commendation Medals, one Air Force Achievement Medal, six Air Force Good Conduct Medals, and a National Defense Service Medal, but the award and recognition that meant the most to him was when he was awarded the Most Outstanding Civil Engineering Manager of the Year in 1991 for all Pacific Air Forces. This award recognized him as the best Noncommissioned Officer across the entire Major Command of Pacific Air Forces.
As a loving and devoted Father and Grandfather, he will be greatly missed by his sons, Michael and Brandon Quinby; daughter-in law, Kendall; grandsons, Jayden and Michael; and granddaughter, Haidyn. He was also preceded in death by his daughter, Stephanie Quinby. He is survived by his wife Rita Quinby; mother and father, Francis and Skip Davidson; brothers Kevin Nunemaker and Skip; sisters Laurie Glaub and Teressa Fiorucci-Alviz; and preceded in death by his brother Jimmy Fiorucci; Aunt Joyce and Uncle Bob Quinby. He is also survived by numerous brother-in-laws and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, family and friends.
To know Michael was to love Michael. He had a vivacious love of life and joy for adventure, and he never met a stranger. His greatest loves were to be on the open road on his Harleys and camping across the United States.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, July 26, 2022, from 3-6 pm at the Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 N. Michigan Street, Plymouth IN 46563. Funeral services will immediately follow with Pastor Ed Friberg officiating.
Michael will have his final resting place at the Marion National Cemetery on Wednesday, July 27, 2022 with full Military Honors rendered by the U.S. Air Force.
Memorial contributions can be made to Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8516 or to the choice of the donor.
Al and Becky Wade says
Skip, Fran and family. We are so sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers as you go through this difficult time.
Bob & Mary Ellen says
Rita and Family. We are so sorry for your loss. Wish we could have met Mike. Sounds like he was an interesting guy. He and Bob would have had a lot to talk about both being in the Air Force. We send our Love and Prayers to the Family. Bob and Mary Ellen
Anita Condon says
My condolences yo Mike’s family. He and my late husband, Kevin Condon were friends in high school. I still remember some of the stories Kevin would tell me.
lori Colucci says
Micheal, Kendall and family –
Met Mike’s father briefly last year or year before with Rita in Virginia. He was a vibrant man and obviously instilled deep values with Micheal. My deep sympathies for you and your family during this time and thereafter readjusting. Love – Kendall’s Aunt Ree- LORI
Karol Krohn says
Dear Rita, Fran, Skip, & the rest of Michael’s Family,
I graduated from PHS with Michael in 1977. I greatly appreciated reading about his dedicated & decorated service to our country during his long service in the US Air Force. You must be very proud of him!
I enjoyed reading about the children & grandchildren who added so much joy to Michael’s life. Not knowing their ages, I hope all of them will remember their father/grandfather with great love & pride.
I remember Michael as a bright young man who was always kind & friendly. I know you’ll miss him dearly, but he would want all of you to be happy when you think of him. I know that will come, in time. May God bless you with His love & peace as you mourn Michael’s recent passing.