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Dennis K. “DQ” Quirin, son of the late Edward H. “Whitey” Quirin, Jr. and Betty Jean Moore Quirin, died on 7/26/18 at his residence after a short battle of cancer; he was 62.

Dennis is survived by his wife, Deborah Russell Quirin; their two sons, David Keith Quirin, Daniel Keith Quirin (wife Helena Paige Bakker Quirin and son Winston Gregory Quirin); brother, Joseph Quinn (wife Carol and their two children, Lisa Tallirico and Joey Quinn); sister, Betty Jean Amadoro (children Johnny Amadoro, Deidre “DeeDee” Novatnak, Toni Koller and Eddie Amadoro), and brother, Kim Quirin (child China Kim Quirin-Dolley). He is preceded in death by his brother, Edward “Eddie” Leroy Quirin; his nephew, Mark Quirin, and sister, Barbara Ann “Bobbie” Williams.

Dennis was born in Miami, Florida, 10/17/55 – he graduated from Battery Creek High 1974. He met his wife in 1977, then married in 1978 and began to study Electricity, A/C & Heating, Appliances, and worked hard to have his own business for the past 15 years. He truly was a Master in all fields of the Service & Repair Industry. Dennis will always be remembered as a kind, caring, and loving man who gave endlessly to his family and his business contacts.

Through the years of his marriage, Dennis devoted time to mastering and loving martial arts, volunteering his time with any adventure his wife got him involved in, such as: The Boy Scouts of America, Beaufort County Public Schools, and Beaufort County Open Land Trust.

Dennis loved the River and the Ocean – he has spent many years with his family and friends right here enjoying the beauty of Beaufort; he knew at an early age that he would never move from Beaufort. He would always help a friend in need – never leaving anyone with any woes if he could make it right. Dennis devoted his life to his wife, children and work which all made him happy.

A funeral is scheduled for Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at 2 PM at the Baptist Church of Beaufort with a reception to follow immediately after.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you contribute to: American Cancer Society, Baptist Church of Beaufort, Beaufort County Open Land Trust and Hospice Care of the Lowcountry.

Online Condolences

  1. Julie Trogdon Rabine says:

    Debbie, so sorry to hear about Dennis.
    You will be in my prayers.

  2. Betty Ray says:

    Praying that in this difficult time, you will be surrounded by God’s comforting love and filled with the peace that only he can give. I’m so sorry for your loss.

  3. Diethelm & Nella von der Mark says:

    Debbie we are so sorry for loss your Dennis.
    You and your Kids in our prayer in this difficult time.Deepest Sympathie!

  4. Mary Mansfield (Spencer) says:

    I am so sorry to hear of Dennis” passing, knew him for many years, my heart is broken for his family and friends. sending prayers to all.

  5. Cheryl Ashley Bowman says:

    Thinking of you, and your family during your time of loss and sorrow…
    May your memories of Dennis, and the life you shared bring you comfort in the times ahead.

    My Deepest Sympathy,

  6. Diana Wasielewski says:

    Debbie, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  7. Felicia McCarthy says:

    Debbie, so sorry to hear about Dennis’ passing. Please know that you and your family are in my prayers.

    My Deepest Sympathy,
    Steve and Felicia McCarthy

  8. Lisa, Buddy and Staff Best Western says:

    Debbie and Family,

    We are so very sorry for your loss. DQ will be missed dearly.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

    Our Deepest Sympathy,

  9. Colleen Gibbs Lightfoot says:


    I am so sorry for your loss and pain. My thoughts and prayer are with you and your family.

    My Deepest Sympathy,
    Colleen Lightfoot

  10. Jennifer Kemmann says:


    Our hearts are very heavy with DQ’s passing. I can’t express in words how much we love you and your family. We are here to help you in any way in the future. Please know that we pray for you and the boys every day.

    Frieder and Jennifer Kemmann and family

  11. Rose Raber says:

    Debbie, heart felt sympathy to you and the boys. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Rose and family

  12. Kristy Wood says:

    Debbie, my heart is so sadden for your loss. Please know I am thinking of you and the family.

    Kristy and Tim

  13. Debbie Murray says:


    You and the boys are in our thoughts and prayers. So sorry for your loss.

    Our Deepest Sympathy,
    Debbie, Mike, Hunter & Huntley Murray

  14. Debbie Quirin says:

    DQ – I wouldn’t know any other way to say this as it was our famous signage to the closure of our name on any card given – I love you now, forever and ever and always – no doubt in any one’s mind you were the best at loving your family and we knew it – Rest In Peach til we meet again – I will build on the legacy you so richly instilled so that Winston and other grands will come to know – the warm, caring soul that you are. Good night my love – my light

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