Niagara Gazette


June 26, 2013

Michael Joseph Quinn


Michael Joseph Quinn, 65, of Spencerport, NY, formerly of Niagara Falls, NY, passed from this life on Sunday, June 23, 2013, while surrounded by his loving family. He fought a courageous battle against cancer with dignity and strength. Born on April 26, 1948 in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada, Michael was the son of the late Frank and Muriel (McGovern) Quinn.
Michael came to the United States, with his family, at the age of six. He spent the rest of his formative years in Niagara Falls, NY. Michael graduated from the former Bishop Duffy High School as well as Bryant & Stratton Business Institute. He proudly served in the United States Navy, aboard the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Intrepid as a computer operator, during the Vietnam War, until his honorable discharge on July 31, 1974. Michael married the former Linda Dojka, in Holy Trinity Church, on January 19, 1973 and they later made their home in Spencerport, NY. He continued his career in Information Technology in the Rochester area for the next thirty-five years. Michael especially enjoyed the art of photography, a variety of music with Brazilian Jazz, a favorite, loved to travel, was a great cook and took pride in his home and gardens. He served on the board of the Spencerport Credit Union for thirteen years.  Michael had a wonderful sense of humor and was known for his Irish wit.
In addition to his devoted wife of forty years, Michael is survived by his special cousins, Kathleen Randall, Tim Giesenhoff and Tricia (Wayne) Bleich; brothers and sisters-in-law, Stephen Dojka, Mary Martha (Steve) Evert, Fred (Cindy) Dojka, Anthony Dojka and John (Maria) Dojka; nieces, Marcy Cox and Elissa Dojka; a nephew, Ryan Dojka and a great-niece and great-nephew, Stephanie and Seth Cox. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by an infant sister.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Featured Ads
House Ads
AP Video
Arizona Prison Chief: Execution Wasn't Botched Calif. Police Investigate Peacock Shooting Death Raw: Protesters, Soldiers Clash in West Bank Police: Doctor Who Shot Gunman 'Saved Lives' 'Modern Family' Star on Gay Athletes Coming Out MN Twins Debut Beer Vending Machine DA: Pa. Doctor Fired Back at Hospital Gunman Raw: Iowa Police Dash Cam Shows Wild Chase Obama Seeks Limits on US Company Mergers Abroad Large Family to Share NJ Lottery Winnings U.S. Flights to Israel Resume After Ban Lifted Official: Air Algerie Flight 'probably Crashed' TSA Administrator on Politics and Flight Bans Raw: National Guard Helps Battle WA Wildfires Raw: Ukraine's Donetsk Residents Flee Senators Push to End Hamas Threat in Cease-Fire A Young Victim's Premonition, Hug Before MH17 Raw: Deadly Storm Hits Virginia Campground Death Penalty Expert: 'This is a Turning Point' Raw: MH17 Victim's Bodies Arrive in Netherlands
House Ads
Night & Day
Twitter News
Follow us on twitter
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Front page