Richard 'Pops' Quintana


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Posted Online: Nov. 25, 2012, 3:54 pm
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Richard Quintana, 70, of Rock Island, passed away Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, at his home.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27, at Hodgson Funeral Home, Rock Island. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Cremation will follow the service, and he will be buried with his wife at Rock Island Memorial Park with a private service. Memorials may be made to the family, and online condolences can be shared at www.hodgsonfuneralhome.com.
Quint "Pops" was born Oct. 3, 1942, in Silvis, to John and Aurora Almaguer Quintana. He was united in marriage to Mary Anne E. Lundy on Feb. 13, 1962, in Rock Island. She preceded him in death on June 1, 2005.
Richard had been employed for several years at the former Farmall Harvester Works until his retirement.
Pops was a huge Green Bay Packer fan, enjoyed socializing with his friends in the garage and loved to barbeque, sharing his famous sauce. His grandchildren and great-grandchildren were very special to him, and he will be deeply missed by all.
Survivors include a son, Richard J. Quintana Sr., Bettendorf; five daughters, Rosanne (Carl) Hensley, Rock Island, Jeannie (Jim) Martin, Moline, Christina (Luis) Miranda, Moline, Angela Terronez, Moline, and Rachel (James) Terronez, Forty Fort, Pa.; 16 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; six sisters; a brother; numerous nieces and nephews; and several close garage friends.
Richard was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, four sisters, and great-granddaughter, Katelynn Wojcik.












 




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