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Roger Allan Quigley, of The Villages, FL, died on May 2, 2019. He was 84 years old. Intelligent, funny, and an all-around Good Guy, Roger will be sorely missed by all who knew and love him.
Born in Detroit, Roger served in the Air Force and the Michigan National Guard, and spent his working life in insurance underwriting, eventually becoming a Vice President. He was a true leader, beloved by many of his employees and colleagues. While Roger officially retired from Crum & Forster in 1993, he never stopped working, moving on to his next career as an expert court witness on insurance matters.
Roger jumped into community life in the many places he lived. He played saxophone for The Mellotones, taught Sunday School, coached middle school girls softball, acted and sang in community theater, golfed, square danced, started the Boating Picnic for The Tribble Center, sponsored a family for Habitat for Humanity, and wrote many letters to the editor.
Living life to the fullest, Roger kept the mindset of a 39 year old. In the year before his diagnosis with brain cancer, he toured the Galapagos Islands, ziplined in Costa Rica and celebrated New Year’s Eve on Duval Street in Key West. He always responded to “How are you?” with “Fantastic! Having a great day”.
Roger loved his family, fast cars, a dog named Trubby, playing the saxophone, boats, scotch and soda, music, and a good laugh. He valued treating everyone equally, being a mentor to others, and having an optimistic outlook. We will miss his humorous smirk and hearty laugh, his kindness and good advice.
Roger leaves behind his wife of 60 years, Leta; his three daughters Amy, Gail and Rebecca; his sons-in-law Markel, Bill and Dave and his two granddaughters, Hadley and Dot. He is also survived by his sister Twila Sims, his brother Richard (JoAnne) Quigley, and many nieces, nephews and friends.
A Celebration of Life is scheduled for 5:30 to 8:30 pm on June 8, 2019 at Harbor Chase, 1477 Huey Street, Wildwood, FL 34785. Friends are welcome to attend and celebrate Roger’s life. Donations in memory of Roger may be made to either The Tribble Center for Special Needs Foundation,116 South Cove Road, Seneca, SC 29672 or Cornerstone Hospice, 2445 Lane Park Road, Tavares, FL 32778.
1477 Huey Street, Wildwood, FL 34785