Leo Vernoy McQuillen (September 09, 1923 - August 06, 2023)

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Leo Vernoy McQuillen
  • September 09, 1923
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  • August 06, 2023

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Leo Vernoy McQuillen, age 99, died at home in Edgewater, FL on August 6. 2023. He was a Volusia Co. resident since 1993 and previously lived in Port Orange.

Leo was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Helen Cook McQuillen, who died in 2012. He is survived by their children, Janet F. Brendia (CA), David C. McQuillen (MS) and Bruce K. McQuillen (NC); grandchildren, Michael D. McQuillen (MS), Victor J. McQuillen (LA), Anna M. McQuillen (MS), and Stephen R. Crabtree (NC), formerly of Port Orange; and numerous nieces and nephews, including K.L.”Bud” McQuillen of Edgewater.

Leo (Mac) was born on September 9, 1923, on a farm near Munson, Clearfield County, PA to Adam Kearney McQuillen and Ora Barger McQuillen. He graduated from high school in Williamsport, PA, as well as from Bucknell Univ. He was employed for 27 years as a chemical engineer in research and development by Union Carbide Corp. Leo later worked for 14 years as a church business administrator for two large churches in Houston, TX, retiring in 1987.

Leo and Helen later moved to Port Orange, where they continued to be active in church and community activities. Leo was a deacon and elder in the Presbyterian Church, USA, also serving in various other church leadership roies.

His sports interests were golf and baseball. Leo was a military veteran, serving in the U.S. Army 1944-1946.

A celebration of life for Leo is scheduled for August 13, 3:00PM. at New Smyrna Beach First Presbyterian Church, where he was a member. Rev. George T. Head will officiate. Final arrangements are provided by Baldwin Brothers, New Smyma Beach. In lieu of flowers, any memorial gifts can be made to the charity or organization of one’s choice.

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