Joseph D. Quinn

Joseph D Quinn - Rochester Cremation

Joseph D. Quinn ~ April 11, 2023

Geneseo: At age 61, Joe passed peacefully at home. He was born in Rochester, NY to the late Robert (Buddy) Quinn and Corrine Plum Quinn. He was also predeceased by his dear friend Mike Carey. Survived by his sister, Kati Quinn; niece and nephew, Emily and Matt Sorrentino; along with his great niece and nephews; his very close friend and confidant for many years, Erika Kaiser and her children Alex & Violet; his longtime friend and extended family member, Kathy Rudolph and her sons Matthew & Jacob; Marylou Wilkins; as well as many cousins and friends.

Joe served in the Air Force from 1982-1985 where he was honorably discharged as a demolition technician.

Many knew Joe as “The Professor”! A nickname given to him by his High School Science Teacher, as Joe challenged him at every turn with his genius mind!

As Joe would have surely requested, there will be no prior calling or funeral services.

For Joe’s entire life, he looked forward to the Ring of Fire on Conesus Lake, which takes place every July 3rd. To honor Joe’s memory and his “well known” passion for fireworks, please consider donating in his name to:  Conesus Fest for Charity Inc., P.O Box 400, Buffalo, NY 14205-0400.  This will help fund a spectacular fireworks show for a great cause, which Joe thoroughly enjoyed every year.

Sincere thanks to Rochester Cremation for your compassion and guidance.

9 Condolences

  1. Amber( Sargeant) Savage on May 20, 2023 at 1:25 pm

    The professor with many talents,rest in peace

  2. Steve Dimmick on May 20, 2023 at 1:31 pm

    I am so bummed 😞out about his passing. Joe was such a great character. He made everyone laugh. He will truly be missed. Such a good friend and brother. Love ya Professor.

    • Kevin Barry on May 20, 2023 at 3:23 pm

      Rest easy Joey, I will always remember mixing stuff together from your chemistry set just to see what happens and the time we thought it was going to blow up so we threw it out the window and messed up the side of the house.
      The times at Conesus lake we always interesting and fun.

  3. Robyn Oliver on May 20, 2023 at 10:10 pm

    R.I.P. Joe, “the professor”. Yes, I remember that nickname in school that stuck. I have many fond memories of Joe. My deepest condolences to Kati and her family.

  4. Julie Swift on May 21, 2023 at 1:43 pm

    The Moon is made of blue parmesan (except we pronounce it par-me-see-an) cheese and the sea birds don’t stand a chance if you’re driving the boat Joe!

  5. John Patrick Kelly on May 21, 2023 at 7:22 pm

    Kati, I am so very sorry! I just happened to see this on Facebook. I wish that I could give you a hug.
    Cousin John

    • Ben Hill on May 22, 2023 at 12:11 am

      Hi Katie and everyone that knew loved Joe.
      I’m truly sorry he’s gone, just found out today. I had always hoped to come back sometime and look him up. Joe and I shared a lot of fun times together. We met when we were both 12, and hit it off right away. All up and down Pebble Beach Road into Lakeville and beyond we roamed on bicycles, and sometimes on foot around the lake and everywhere. He was my best friend for a long time and I’m glad to have known him. I’m truly sorry for your loss,, but Joe will live on in our hearts I remember Joe listening to Emerson Lake and Palmer, we used to play air guitar and keyboards to the music, he-d get really crazy with his fingers wildly playing those imaginary keys! It was good times, he really loved ELP! Knowing Joe as I did back then informs part who I am today.,. Said he’s gone. Peace

  6. Darcy J Hill on May 21, 2023 at 10:01 pm

    I was bummed out to read of Joe’s passing. I only remember him from when I was a kid growing up down the road from him. He was one my older brothers (Ben) best friend when they were kids. He was always kind to me. My condolences to you Kati and yours. May Joe rest in peace.

  7. Laurie on May 21, 2023 at 10:45 pm

    My Thoughts to you Katie and your Family.when I first Joe he definitely was the professor.Joe could put a spin on most any subject at Hand for instance a few of us were on are way Home and Joe says I have Hundred twenty seven dollars I was gonna use it for a ground war but hey let’s go to NYC and so off we went what a crazy time we had we arrived there at 6:00 am Monday morning haha.I saw many things I never did and never will again Thanks Joe for being in my life.You will missed.

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