In Memory

Cris Edward Quinn - Class Of 1973

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06/04/09 02:53 PM #1    

Gary Douglas Hunt (1972)

Chris was a wonderful, smart, caring, funny guy. I knew most of the Quinn family quite well and they were all great people as best as I can remember. Chris and I were very close all through HS and kept in contact for a number years following college; Chris graduating from Baylor while I did the same from A&M. At some moment in time, as with most of the people I was close to at Westchester, our relationship faded. This was not due to a lack of respect or concern but rather life just taking us in different directions and different geographies. He stayed in Texas, I went to California.

I got a call from Collins van Nort when Chris was killed (it was during a trip the family and I made to Lake Travis) and it was hard to imagine there was someone with such hate that they could kill someone as decent as Chris. Over the next several days I did a good bit of research about what Chris had accomplished in his life, about his family about his work and about his charity; it made me sad I had not worked harder to stay in touch with such a wonderful human being. It is my loss.

The world could use a few more Chris Quinn's helping the rest of us be better people.

07/15/09 12:29 PM #2    

Paul Prentiss Smith, III (1973)

I knew Chris all through Jr. High and High school. In Jr. High we called him "the mighty Quinn" thanks to the Manfred Mann song. Chris called everyone friend no matter what you were into. I lost touch with him after High School but whenever I thought of my buddies back in school Chris was always one who came to mind. I'm so sorry to learn he's gone.
You'll not see nothing like the mighty Quinn!! God bless you Chris.

Paul Smith

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