Jerome H. (Jerry) Quigley, 92, passed away on March 3, 2018 after a full life, which he often described as “Wonderous, one of happiness beyond miraculous.” He leaves those he loved most dearly; his treasured children whom he was so proud: Kathy, Ross, Mike, Dan, Mary Beth, Andy and Maureen; his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was in wonder as he watched them grow over the years, and that, through them, he could re-live so much of his own youth. Jerry was preceded in death by his wife of 70 years, Lorraine (Rocheleau), the most loved and inspiring person in his life. Prior to starting his family Jerry was accepted in the Navy’s V-5 Aviation Cadet Program while a senior in high school. He received his wings and commission and was selected for fighters (F4U – Corsair) and assigned to VF-5B/VF-17, Jolly Rogers. He logged 214 carrier landings, survived a crash on the flight deck and a bad, no-power catapult shot. After his military service he was a Research Analyst and Special Agent for U.S Government where he conducted and directed investigations of counterintelligence and criminal cases. The rest of his professional life he worked in Management for companies like General Motors Research, Raytheon, GRC, Sperry-Univac, the University of California – Santa Barbara and United Nuclear Corporation. He will be missed and remembered mostly for being a great Father, devoted and loving Husband and a person that always taught by example.
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