Cyril  Quinlan

Obituary of Cyril J. Quinlan

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Cyril J. “Sox” Quinlan, age 86, of Shorewood, IL, formerly of Stickney, IL, passed away August 12, 2022 surrounded by his loving family at his home. He was born September 6, 1935 in Chicago, IL to the late Hermine and Cyril Quinlan.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 64 years, Marlou Quinlan; his loving children, Michele (Robert) Ptak, Catherine (Daniel) Pruger, and Kimberly Haggerty; his two dear grandchildren who he helped raise, Brittany (Francisco) Gutierrez and Brandon Haggerty; granddaughter, Danielle Pruger; his adoring great-grandchildren, Joseph Cyril Belzek, Bailey and Loghan Gutierrez.  Many nieces, nephews, and dear friends also survive.

Preceded in death by his parents; his brothers, Jack (Mary Rita) Quinlan, William “Bill” (Geraldine) Quinlan, Tom (Katherine) Quinlan, Raymond (Lorraine) Quinlan, Jerry (Florence) Quinlan, Wally (Shirley) Quinlan, and Joseph (Mary Kay) Quinlan; his sisters, Florence (Jim) Vanderslice and Beatrice (Ed) Schaefer; and dear brother-in-law, Carl "Corky" (Sheryl) DelGatto.

Sox grew up in Chicago and graduated from St. Philip High School. He worked as a driver for the Baby’s Valet Diaper Service retiring in 1997. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles.

Sox loved sports, with Notre Dame being #1 and the White Sox coming in right behind at #2! He was also an avid bowler, but not able to get that perfect 300… he just had to make peace with the score of 297. Sports was a pastime he enjoyed with his family. He coached his grandson, Brandon’s, baseball teams for many years. His great-grandson, Joey, would sit and watch the Blackhawks and any other sporting event with him. If they were not able to watch it together, there would be a phone call to discuss the game. He will be remembered for his hard work ethic, the support he gave his family at times of need, and the many trips he enjoyed with those he loved.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer’s Association or to Parkinson’s Foundation.

Visitation for Cyril J. “Sox” Quinlan will be held on Monday, August 15, 2022 from 3:00-8:00 p.m. at the Fred C. Dames Funeral Home, 3200 Black (at Essington Rds), Joliet, IL. Funeral services will begin Tuesday, August 16, 2022 at 9:15 a.m., from the funeral home to Holy Family Catholic Church, 600 Brook Forest Ave., Shorewood, IL where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Family and friends will meet for interment at 12:30 p.m., Tuesday at Queen of Heaven Cemetery Chapel, Hillside, IL. For more information, please call 815-741-5500 or visit his Memorial Tribute page and leave an online condolence at www.fredcdames.com

Monday
15
August

Visitation

3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Monday, August 15, 2022
Fred C. Dames Funeral Homes - Joliet
3200 Black at Essington Roads
Joliet, Illinois, United States
(815) 741-5500
Tuesday
16
August

Mass of Christian Burial

10:00 am
Tuesday, August 16, 2022
Fred C. Dames Funeral Homes - Joliet
3200 Black at Essington Roads
Joliet, Illinois, United States
(815) 741-5500
Tuesday
16
August

Interment

12:30 pm
Tuesday, August 16, 2022
Queen of Heaven Cemetery
1400 South Wolf Road
Hillside, Illinois, United States

Memorial Contributions

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer’s Association or to Parkinson’s Foundation.
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