KUTZTOWN — QUIRK – Thomas Charles Jr., 91, a painter, sculptor, athlete and professor at Kutztown University, died Wednesday, July 9, 2014. Born Sunday, Dec. 31, 1922, in Pittsburgh. He attended school in Johnstown and graduated from Johnstown Catholic High School in 1941, where he played varsity football and baseball. Tom served in the U.S. Navy from July 1943 to January 1946. He graduated from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania in 1948 with a bachelor’s degree in fine arts and education and from the University of Pittsburgh in 1964 with a master’s degree in education. Tom married Elizabeth Jane Reiber on Jan. 8, 1945, at Our Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church, Johnstown. He taught art in the Canon-McMillan School District in Canonsburg from 1954 to 1966, and was professor of Art at Kutztown University from 1966 to 1989, where he taught painting and drawing. Tom is listed in “Who’s Who in American Art” and has exhibited his work in numerous one-man and group shows throughout the United States since the 1960s. His most recent sculpture, “Assumption of the Blessed Mother,” is exhibited at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church in Kutztown. He also provided illustrations for a number of publications by Athenium Press, Dover Publications and Rodale Press. Preceded in death by his wife, Jane Reiber Quirk; parents, Dr. Thomas Charles Quirk and Ruth Pyle Quirk; and brother, James S. Quirk. Survived by his children, Ellen Fraumann, Madison, N.J.; Ruth (Gil) Tily, Phoenix, Ariz.; Elizabeth (Frank) Woods, Loudonville, N.Y.; Thomas III (Mary Connolley), Highland Park, Ill.; Patrick (Mary Brandon), Pittsburgh; and Brian (Victoria Hobbs), Naples, Italy; 19 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren; also brothers, Richard F. Quirk and George P. Quirk. Tom will be sorely missed by his family and friends. Friends may call and visit with the family from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, July 13, and from 9 a.m. until the time of memorial Mass at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Mary’s Church, Kutztown, Pa. 19530. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the memorial fund at St. Mary’s Church, 14833 Kutztown Road, Kutztown, Pa. 19530. Arrangements by Beinhauers, 412-531-4000. Please add or view tributes at www.beinhauer.com.
- District Deaths July 30, 2014
Patricia L. Bakale
BAKALE – Patricia L, 81, Johnstown, went to be with our Lord July 28, 2014.
Stephen A. Christy
CHRISTY – Stephen A., 65, Johnstown, died July 28, 2014, at home surrounded by family and friends.
CUSTER – Margaret “Peggy,” 69, Johnstown, passed away July 29, 2014, at Laurelwood Care Center.
Kathleen L. Geiser
GEISER – Kathleen L., 84, Oakland, died July 29, 2014, at Arbutus Park Manor.
Elaine Jean (Hamilton) Klayko
KLAYKO – Elaine Jean (Hamilton), 65, Lilly, died at peace Tuesday morning, July 29, 2014, at her home.
MATIJEVICH – Nicholas, 88, Johnstown, formerly of Pittsburgh, died July 28, 2014, at Windber Hospice.
Daisy "Doodles" Miller
MILLER – Daisy “Doodles,” aged 16 years, was released from this life into the next on Sunday, July 27, 2014, surrounded by her loving family, Dorene and Ian Miller, Andrea Brooks, and Jayme Brooks.
Ethel M. Miller
MILLER – Ethel M., 95, Ebensburg, formerly of Barnesboro, died July 29, 2014, at her home with her daughter, Patty, by her side.
Andrea Lynn (Lonas) Peters
PETERS – Andrea Lynn (Lonas), 46, Bolivar, passed into the arms of our Lord on July 28, 2014, in the palliative care unit of Conemaugh Valley Memorial Hospital.
Mirrel Oliver Plummer Sr.
PLUMMER – Mirrel Oliver Sr., 75, Portage, passed away July 27, 2014, at home.
Mary Ann (Sedor) Shedlock
SHEDLOCK – Mary Ann (Sedor), 87, a resident of St. Benedict Manor, formerly of Revloc and Ebensburg, passed away July 28, 2014, at the manor.
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Michele L. Bernat
BERNAT – Michele L., 45, Mundys Corner, passed away July 27, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Benjamin Martin Hadix
HADIX – Benjamin Martin, 33, Johnstown, went to his eternal peace in the arms of Jesus July 24, 2014.
Ethel L. Phenicie
PHENICIE – Mrs. Ethel L., 96, Windber, passed away July 27, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Nicholas D. Steinkirchner
STEINKIRCHNER – Nicholas D., 32, Jennerstown, died Sunday, July 20, 2014, in Brevard County, Fla.
Linda A. Sral
SRAL – Linda A., 68, Portage, died July 27, 2014, at her residence.
Ruth F. Huff
HUFF – Ruth F., 80, Sidman, died July 27, 2014, at her residence.
Margaret A. Miske
MISKE – Margaret A., 80, Johnstown, passed away July 27, 2014, at the Allegheny Lutheran Home.
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