Thomas James Quick of Gainesville, FL, formerly of Roscoe, NY, a retired woodsman and logger, passed away Monday, October 11, 2021 at the Plaza Health and Rehabilitation Center, Gainesville, FL. He was 91.
The son of the late Thomas E. and Catherine Printy Quick, he was born May 22, 1930 in Middletown, NY.
Tom had owned and operated Thomas Quick Lumber Company from 1950 to 1972 and from 1962 to 1968 Tom, his father, and his brother opened a lumberyard in the Dominican Republic; these businesses taught him the value of hard, physical work and a lifelong love of the lumber industry. He stayed in the lumber business all of his life; he loved working in the mountains and was a true lumberjack. In later years, he continued as a broker and lumber grader until retiring in 2016 when he and his beloved wife, Joanne, moved to Florida.
He was a Past President and 50 year member of the Roscoe Kiwanis Club and enjoyed creating the Ice Skating Rink at the playground; he was also the chairman for the Christmas Tree Fundraiser every year; he was a member of the Roscoe Planning Board for 18 years, where he held the title of President for a few years; and a 60 year Volunteer Fireman for Roscoe-Rockland Fire Department. Tom was a member of the Roscoe Rifle Club where he taught the proper handling of shooting and caring for guns; he was a Past President and 40-year member of the Rattle Hill Hunting Club, he was known by all the members, past and present as the Humorous and Captive Storyteller; he enjoyed digging and collecting antique bottles. His greatest enjoyment was being with friends and family and always enjoying a good laugh with some good spirits!
Survivors include his wife of 69 years, Joanne Hallenbeck Quick, at home; one son, Thomas G. Quick and his wife Sharon; one daughter, Karen J. Francis and her fiancé Stephen Centauro; his grandchildren, Kimberly Quick and her husband, Greg Buzby, Krista Quick and her fiancé Zack Stanley, Courtney Mueller and her husband Richard and Cody Francis; one great granddaughter, Mira Jade, one sister, Cathy Rice; seven nephews and one niece, all who adored him. He is predeceased by his brother, John Quick who passed in 2018
Burial and funeral services will be held at a later date at the Riverview Cemetery, Roscoe, NY.
Memorial contributions in Tom’s name may be made to the Roscoe- Rockland Vol. Fire Dept, PO Box 202, Roscoe, NY 12776 or to Roscoe Cares C/O Debbie Hendrickson, 148 Rockland Road, Roscoe, NY 12776.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Harris Funeral Home, Railroad Ave. Roscoe, NY. 607-498-4929 or 845-439-5200 www.Harris-FH.com.
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