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Obituary for Joseph R. Quill

July 7, 2018
Chesterbrook, Pennsylvania


Following a brief illness, Joseph Redmond Quill, surgeon, died peacefully on July 7, 2018 in Paoli, PA.

Joseph R. Quill lived in Chesterbrook, Wayne, PA. He practiced general and colorectal surgery in Norristown from 1962 to 1998. Prior to his retirement, he was a member of the medical staff of Montgomery and Sacred Heart hospitals.

Born and raised in West Chester, Joe graduated from Saint Agnes High School in West Chester, from Villanova University, and from Temple University School of Medicine. He subsequently completed a general surgical residency at Temple, which was followed by residency training in colorectal surgery. He was a diplomat of the American Board of Surgery.

Dr. Quill was a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, a member of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, the Montgomery County Medical Society, the Pennsylvania Medical Society and the American Medical Association. He was past president of the medical staff of Montgomery Hospital. After retiring, he became an instructor in the Registered Nurse First Assistant Program at Delaware County Community College, where he continued to teach for fifteen years.

He served as a Captain in the US Army Medical Service from 1955 to 1957 in Sendai, Japan, where he practiced obstetrics in the US Army 11th Evacuation Hospital. While located in Japan, he studied Japanese and the Modern History of the Far East.

Surviving are his wife, Jan, and, from a previous marriage, two sons Joseph T. (Mary) of Downingtown, PA, and Gregory E. (Marie) of Hadley, MA, and two daughters, Marcy, of Kittery Point, ME and Carolyn Stephan (Dan), of Fairfax, VA. Joe is also survived by grandchildren MaryKate (Colin), LeighAnn, Jillian, Joseph, Victoria, Sean, Grace, and Margaret. He is also survived by Jan's son, Paul Uhrig (Kim), son-in-law Steven DiNenno, and grandchildren Rachel, Paul, Thomas, Nicole (Luke), Matthew, and Stephanie. He is also survived by his brother William T.(Margaret), and two nephews. Joe was predeceased by his parents Cornelius and Anna Quill, and Jan's daughter, Brenda DiNenno.

Calling hours will be held on Saturday July 21 from 9 – 10:50 at St. Isaac Jogues Catholic Church, 50 W. Walker Rd. Wayne, PA with a Mass of Christian burial to follow at 11 AM. Interment will take place at St. Agnes Cemetery in West Chester.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, American Diabetes Association P.O. Box 15829 Arlington, VA 22215 or

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