Carl John Quinn, 77, of Erie, Pennsylvania, passed away Thursday, December 26, 2019 at Clarion Hospital in Lansing, Mich. He was born in Jackson, MS on June 2, 1942 to the late Carl John Quinn and Rose May Manning.
Carl was a well-known resident of Erie for over 55 years. He was employed by Erie Malibu Foundry for 38 years and retired from the Foundry. He was hired by the Erie School District and retired after working for 10 years for the school district. He was a charter member of Antioch Missionary Baptist Church, where he served as a Missionary Usher and on various planning committees. He enjoyed cooking, keeping his car spotless/clean, traveling to see his siblings, and mostly spending time with his family.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his lovely wife, Cecila L. Quinn, and his three handsome brothers, Willie Quinn, Clarence Quinn, and Robert Earl Brown.
Survivors include eight children, Carl Quinn Jr. (Wendy), of Fayetteville, NC, Tony Hollingsworth (Faith), of Erie, Theresa Quinn, Oscar Quinn, and Regina Quinn-Akers, all of Erie, Sabrina Stevenson-Temple of Glen Allen, VA, Anthony Quinn (Karmyce) of Fayetteville, NC, and Jonathan Quinn (Ebony) of Greensburg, PA, a granddaughter whom he raised, Tennisha Quinn, a granddaughter whom he loved dearly, Carrington Akers, a niece whom he raised, Bridgit Jackson, a god-daughter whom he raised, Ericka Torian, all of Erie, four sisters, Alma Cummings (L.V.) of Chicago, IL, Shirley Gilbert (Willie) of Louise, MI, Jossie Powell of Bellwood, IL, and Bessie Bryant of Oak Park, IL, six brothers, Thomas Quinn of Lansing, MI, Charles Brown of Chicago, IL, James Bay Brown of Erie, Dwight Quinn of St. Louise, MI, Albert Brown, Jr. (Mary) of Erie, and Rickey Brown of Chicago, IL, a sister-in-law/dear friend, Freddie Mae Martin (Willis) of Erie, friend Eddie Tate of Erie, 35 grandchildren, 41 great-grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives, his Christian family and friends.
Family and friends will be received at the Antioch Missionary Baptist Church, 160 W. 20th St. Erie, PA on Saturday, January 4, 2020 from 11am until the time of the service at 1pm. Burial will follow at Erie Cemetery.
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