Robert E. Quigley

San Francisco Chronicle Late Edition - - LIFE TRIBUTES -

Robert (Bob) Em­met Quigley, 81, died peace­fully in South San Fran­cisco, sur­rounded by fam­ily on Oc­to­ber 9 due to com­pli­ca­tions from can­cer surgery. Born April 28,1937 in San Fran­cisco, he joins his pre­de­ceased par­ents, for­mer SF Deputy Chief of Po­lice James Lau­rence and Agnes Lor­raine Quigley. The youngest of five chil­dren, he also joins his pre­de­ceased si­b­lings Mar­garet, James, Mary and Claire.

He is sur­vived by his lov­ing wife of 57 years, Carol (Phelan) Quigley, chil­dren Gre­gory Quigley, Brian Quigley and Michelle (Shel­ley) Mohr Hoff­man; daugh­ter-in-law Sally (Emory) Quigley and son-in-law Wes Hoff­man; ador­ing grand­chil­dren James, Kath­leen and Robert Quigley; brother-in-law of Kirk and Patty (Phelan) Veale; dear un­cle to Rod­ney, Kevin and Adrienne McIn­nis, Rose Salazar, Jill Medin and Troy Phelan.

Born and raised in San Fran­cisco, Bob at­tended Star of the Sea Gram­mar School, St. Joseph Sem­i­nary in Moun­tain View and earned de­grees at Uni­ver­sity of San Fran­cisco. He taught part-time at USF and San Fran­cisco State. He be­came a busi­ness pro­fes­sor at CCSF from 1962-1997. He served his city in both the SFPD and SFFD be­tween 1958-1964. He also served our coun­try in the US Army and US Navy for 14 years .

He loved sports and was a great men­tor to all. He was a diehard fan of the Gi­ants and the 49ers, of­ten lis­ten­ing on his tran­sis­tor ra­dio. He en­joyed domi­noes and golf (most re­cently at Flem­ing), bocce ball and Pe­dro at the San Bruno Se­nior Cen­ter. He was a lo­cal bas­ket­ball of­fi­cial for decades; he coached base­ball at CCSF; and he coached the San Bruno Lions Pee­wee Base­ball team for 28 years.

He en­joyed his role in his com­mu­nity: past pres­i­dent and mem­ber of the Hiber­nian-New­man Club; mem­ber of SFPD wi­d­ows and or­phans as­so­ci­a­tion; St. Joseph Sem­i­nary alumni group; St. Robert Men’s Club and the In-Between­ers Group. He and his wife have been St. Robert parish­ioners and San Bruno res­i­dents since 1965.

Bob and Carol loved to travel, ven­tur­ing to Ta­hoe, Hawaii, Mex­ico, Aus­tralia, New Zealand, and Europe with many long-time friends. He thor­oughly en­joyed at­tend­ing his grand­chil­drens’ sport­ing events and school func­tions. He was a great sto­ry­teller, loved to laugh and en­joy life, and a dry Mar­tini. His shenani­gans will be missed.

Friends may visit Sun­day, Oc­to­ber 14th af­ter 6:15pm at St. Robert Church, 1380 Crys­tal Springs Rd., San Bruno where a vigil ser­vice will be held at 7:00pm. A Fu­neral Mass will be Cel­e­brated on Mon­day, Oc­to­ber 15th at 10:30am also at St. Roberts. Com­mit­tal Holy Cross Ceme­tery. Do­na­tions may be made in Bob’s name to St. Patrick Sem­i­nary, 320 Mid­dlefield Road, Menlo Park CA 94025, or the char­ity of your choice. Please share your fond mem­o­ries and sto­ries with us at gquigley44@gmail.com and shel­ley­mohr@gmail.com.

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