Daniel John "Punk" Quirk, Jr. - RIP

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Daniel John "Punk" Quirk, Jr.

December 9, 1926 - January 30, 2012

Daniel John "Punk" Quirk, Jr., age 85, of Ypsilanti, MI, died peacefully on January 30, 2012 at his residence after an extended illness. He was born December 9, 1926, in Ypsilanti, Michigan, the son of Daniel T. and Jeanne H. (Grover) Quirk.

He was honorably discharged from the US Army where he served in CID during World War II in Wiesbaden, Germany.

On January 13, 1951, he married Nancy Meredith Vedder and she preceded him in death on March 7, 1970. On July 28, 1972, he married Elaine M. Penive in Ypsilanti and she survives.

Punk was the fourth generation of Quirk Family to reside in Ypsilanti. He was a member of St. Lukes Episcopal Church in Ypsilanti. He was an Industrial Developer and manager of various businesses in Ypsilanti to include Penninsular Paper Co., Airport Industrial Center, Thermofil Plastics; numerous other properties and adventures including The Suds Factory.

He gave back to his community by being a member of the Ypsilanti Rotary, Eagles, Twenty Club, serving on the Board of Directors of Ypsilanti Savings Bank, Highland Cemetery, Humane Society of Huron Valley and Gilbert Residence.

He enjoyed travel and was a long time member of the NOMADS. Punk will always be remembered for his kindness, sensitivity and generosity to all who knew him. To know Punk, is to remember his most distinctive and contagious laugh.

Survivors include his wife of 39 years, Elaine; two children: Daniel V. Quirk and Kathryn C. "KC" (Heather Trujillo) Quirk; one brother, Harrison P. "Hoddy" (Dee) Quirk; one sister, Julia Q. "Poochie" Shepley; several nieces and nephews.

A funeral service was held Friday, February 3, 2012, at the Janowiak Funeral Home with Rev. Gerald S. Hunter of New Hudson United Methodist Church officiating.

Entombment was in the Quirk Mausoleum at Highland Cemetery.

Contributions in his memory may be made to the Humane Society of Huron Valley, or the Gilbert Residence.

Published by Ann Arbor News on Feb. 2, 2012.

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