Johnson Walton Funeral Home

John Quinby, Jr.

John Quinby, Jr.

March 11th, 2024 marks the passing of not only a man, but of a generation. A generation based on community, passion, hard work, and legacy. Living his entire life as a resident of Tinicum Township, John Quinby, Jr. embodied these values.

Banding with a group of men and women, John helped build the Delaware Valley Fire House, becoming a lifetime member. Dedicating his time and energy he became supervisor for the township he loved and endured. Serving for fifteen plus years, making friends and adversaries. No matter the strife, he would be there with the shirt off his back when called. As a pillar of the township, he worked tirelessly being a part of Four Brooks Church Council, Upper and Lower Tinicum Church Councils, an honorary member of Upper Tinicum Cemetery Association, which he selflessly volunteered and ran for many years, Boy Scouts of America, and Upper Bucks Technical School advisory board. Later in his tenure as servant to the community of Tinicum he continued his duties joining the Zoning Hearing board, Tinicum Conservancy, and the Land Preservation Board.

John was a very passionate man. An avid hunter, John traversed the lands in Tinicum, Northern Maine and out west with Joan by his side. Being part of a hunting collaborative for almost 50 years, The Bucks County Bucks, continue this tradition today. John participated in many volunteer missions and projects locally and throughout the country. Through this work, John created lifelong friendships that he and Joan held dear.

Growing up in a post war era, John became determined and steadfast. Joining his father and uncles’ business, started in 1947, he helped build private residences throughout the township. Taking over the business and continuing a family legacy. With the future in mind, he helped lay out the landscape of the beautiful Tinicum we have today. Specializing in custom restoration of the historical properties that have long been a part of the community he loved so much. Driving around these country roads there are very few roads he wouldn't be able to point out a house or project he worked on.

His legacy lives on in the family and community that he worked so tirelessly in building. Instilling these ethics in his family was his biggest investment in the community.
John met the love of his life at Frenchtown High School. He and Joan Hobson another Tinicum resident, wed June 28th, 1952. They welcomed their first child Barbara Lynn Quinby. They then had their second child David A. Quinby. Following the birth of David they welcomed John James Quinby. Finally, they welcomed their last child Todd Owen Quinby. As the family grew John’s aspirations and devotion to the township grew; he and Joan purchased John’s grandparent’s farm, which was started in 1840, and they are still residing on the farm today with their family. Barbara Lynn Quinby, Todd Owen Quinby and beloved daughter-in-law Trina Quinby, grandchildren and great-grandchildren: Patti Lynn Dunkleberger, husband Jeffrey Dunkleberger, great-granddaughter Charlotte Dunkleberger, James Owen Quinby, wife, Kylee Quinby, their daughter Lyra Elizabeth Quinby, Jamie Lee Quinby Zacky, husband Jonathan Zackey, their daughters Lucy Zackey, Rosalynne Mae Zackey. Barbara’ son Peter Markoe, wife Sophie Markoe, and recently welcomed Calvin Markoe. John not only instilled his passion and hard work ethic in his immediate family but also to his extended family.
Through his legacy and passion, he has instilled a love of Tinicum in his family for generations to come. Tinicum not only lost a dedicated servant but one of the building blocks of the foundation of this community.

The family will receive relatives and friends for a visitation on Saturday, March 16, 2024 from 11 AM-12 PM at the Upper Tinicum Lutheran Church, 188 Upper Tinicum Church Road, Upper Black Eddy, PA. Funeral services will follow at 12 PM with Reverend William "Tex" Culton officiating. Interment will follow at the Upper Tinicum Cemetery. Arrangements are under the care of the Johnson-Walton Funeral Home, 24 Church Road, Milford, NJ.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Upper Tinicum Cemetery Association, c/o Gary Williams, 126 Chestnut Lane, Kintnersville, PA 18930.

Thank you for laying the foundation for our family to continue to thrive in this beautiful community and for teaching us about family and hard work. We love you!


From: Ed and Nancy Breiner
Our thoughts and prayers for the family. John was a wonderful man.

From: Horace Drake
Prayers for the Family May He rest in peace

From: Irene Weaver Reigle
So sorry for your loss. I remember John as a very friendly and kind man. My thoughts and prayers go out to Joan, Barbara and all of the family.

From: Steve + Amy Guinan
To the entire Quinby family and friends, What an impactful loss to your family, our neighborhood, our community and far beyond. John will always hold a special place in our hearts. I have fond memories of first meeting John as he, Joan, Todd, and Trina warmly welcomed our family into the neighborhood, or as we affectionately came to call it, “Quinbyville.” Always there to lend a helping hand whether it be to offer help during inclement weather events and loss of power, to needing a well pump replacement at our home, or just passing through on his way to and from the farm with a friendly wave and a great big smile from his truck. Probably secretly hoping you had a few minutes to spare because he always had a great story to share. If you had the time, he had a story! Steve will always treasure and forever be grateful for all of the time he shared with John in one of his favorite places…the deep woods of Northern Maine with the Bucks County Bucks crew! Grown men counting down the days until that yearly trip was like a child counting down the days until Christmas…the memories, simply put…priceless! May you all find comfort and strength in your own beautiful memories of/with John. Those who were lucky enough to have known such an incredible man, are better because of it. Keeping you close in our thoughts and prayers…

From: Ken Stull
My condolences to the family . John And I talked hunting when we crossed paths and I was a friend of his kids . Great man well known in the community .

From: Fran (Weaver) Chavar /Pedersen.
Many sympathies from the Walter F. Weaver family. John was extremely helpful to us when our parents were buried in Upper Tinicum Cemetery. He not only took care of the arrangements but also gave us a historical tour of the Weaver family graves in this cemetery. ( And other people we knew also). Fran, Larry, & Randy were VERY much appreciative of his time and his stories on that "tour" and wanted to do it again but never got the chance. May he rest forever in eternal peace and guide the residence of Tinicum Township forever. Thank you John for all you've done for us.

Deepest sympathy to the entire Quinby family. You are in my prayers. Growing up next door, John was a second dad to me. The Quinbys built the house I grew up in! His son Johnnie and I were a month apart in age and inseparable as kids. One summer in my teen years, while Johnnie was away in college John and I put up cedar posts and strung barbed wire to create a pasture and painted barns together. He taught me so much about using tools correctly. He gave me many, many years of wonderful and valuable memories. From taking us to the river fishing, to cub scout meetings at his house, to swimming in the pool that he literally built. I cannot thank him enough. Rest peacefully in God's care. Geoffrey Robinson

From: Alma (Rounsaville) Hambleton
So sorry I can’t be there to honor the memory of Johnny Quinby. MAny memories of him at the farm and seeing him at Tinicum Art Festival. Such a sweet soul !

From: Nancy (Schimpf) Schuler
I have many fond memories of John (and Joan). He worked with us on staff of Four Brooks Reformed Episcopal Bible Conference, when I was a teenager in the 1960's. There are some fun stories from back then. He always had a great smile and laugh. As I got married and moved away, the contact was mainly through my parents. What a special man he was. I had no idea of his extensive community involvement. A very willing servant and helper.

From: Lois (Weaver) Mularchuk
Sending our deepest condolences for the loss of John. May you find comfort and peace with all the loving memories of him. God Bless, Lois Mularchuk & family

From: Dave and Kathy Pine
You will always hold a place in our hearts and we have been privileged that you shared a portion of your life with us. May we meet again our friend.

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