Kevin Quinn, 63, of Eureka Springs, Ark. passed peacefully on May 26, 2019 at Circle of Life in Springdale, Ark. He was surrounded by family and friends in the days and weeks leading up to his death, and was made comfortable by the compassionate nurses and staff who provided exceptional medical care and support throughout his journey. Kevin will be remembered by many as a “Good Man” who was always positive and rarely complained. A collector of many things, Kevin held his two antique British sports cars among his most esteemed possessions. Kevin was a loving father, loyal friend, and devoted son who will be missed by many.
Kevin was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pa. He was the oldest of five siblings, three of whom preceded him in death along with his parents, Helen and James Quinn. Kevin moved to Eureka Springs in 1981 where he opened “Julie’s Cheese Shop and Deli” and later welcomed his daughter in 1987. He served the City of Eureka Springs for 17 years in the Public Works Department – a role he loved and cherished. Kevin was proud of his work and ability to forge close friendships with many over the years. He was passionate about water conservation and waste reduction and maintained licenses in these areas more than 15 years after he retired. In leiu of flowers or gifts, the family asks all who loved Kevin remember him by being more mindful and proactive in the use of recyclable materials to minimize our negative footprint on the environment.
Services including a memorial mass and graveside blessing will be held on June 21st at St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church beginning at 11:00. Burial to follow at Eureka Springs Cemetery.