L.E. Quinn Jr., helped launch printing firm

March 03, 1994|By DeWitt Bliss | DeWitt Bliss,Sun Staff Writer

Lawrence E. Quinn Jr., retired chairman of the board of Advance Printing Inc., died Monday of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig's disease, at his home in Carney. He was 75.

In 1947, he and his father started the company, which specializes in commercial color printing. He retired three years ago.

Born in Baltimore, he graduated from St. James School and, in 1936, from Calvert Hall College.

He enlisted in the Army in 1940, and, while fighting in Europe during World War II, received a battlefield commission, a Purple Heart and the Bronze Star. He was recalled to active duty during the Korean War.

He was a member of the Eastern Yacht Club and the Maryland Power Squadron.

He had been commander of the Monumental City Post of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and president of the Hamilton Lions Club and the Thornewood Civic Association.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10 a.m. today at St. Ursula's Roman Catholic Church, 8801 Harford Road, Parkville.

Mr. Quinn is survived by his wife of 50 years, the former Mary Lee Bergman; five sons, Donald Quinn of Fallston, Michael Quinn of Kingsville, Gerard Quinn of Baldwin, Dennis Quinn of Parkton and Lawrence Quinn III of Parkville; two brothers, Thomas Quinn of Carney and Edward Quinn of Fernandina Beach, Fla; 13 grandchildren; and a great-grandson.

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