Michael James Quinn
July 19, 1980- August 8, 2022
Michael James Quinn, 42, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on August 8, 2022. He was born July 19, 1980 to James and Marilyn Quinn, and grew up in Bowie, Maryland with his three older sisters, later moving to Dunkirk. From a young age, Michael was an avid soccer player, and continued to follow the sport, as well as his beloved hockey team, the Washington Capitals.
He was a graduating member of the Randolph Macon Academy’s class of 1998, and later spent a wild semester at the University of Akron, with the only tangible result being a university t-shirt that he gave his father, who would jokingly refer to it as “his $7,000 shirt”.
Throughout his life he held a multitude of jobs, made many friends along the way, and loved music of many genres. He was most enthusiastic about electronic music, particularly house and drum and bass. Over the years he immersed himself in the DC music scene.
After struggling for many years, he arrived and found success at Helping Up Mission in Baltimore, where he once again made many friends with counselors, therapists, and other members due to his friendly, energetic, and charismatic nature.
He was proud to be an enthusiastic member of Back on My Feet Running Club and ran in several races, including the Bay Bridge 10K.
He had recently reconnected with family, spending every weekend and holiday with his mother, sisters, nieces, and nephews — and of course, his daughter Willa, to whom he dedicated himself lovingly and wholeheartedly.
Michael is survived by his daughter Willa and her mother, Rachel Minkey; mother Marilyn Quinn; sisters Mary Quinn Jaensch and husband Rob, Amy Quinn Meade, and Kelly Quinn; nieces and nephews Alec and Erika Jaensch, Sarah and Katherine Meade, and Thomas, Henry, and Brian Church; as well as grand-nieces Scarlett and Maren Neff. He was preceded in death by his father, James Thomas Quinn.
The family has established a fund for the welfare and education of Willa. In lieu of flowers, we ask that any contributions be made either in the form of checks payable to Willa Minkey (9440 Old Solomons Island Rd., P.O. Box 454, Owings MD 20736), or to Helping Up Mission (1029 E. Baltimore St., Baltimore MD 21202).
A reception will be held immediately following the service in Padua Hall, adjacent to St. Anthony’s Church, and all are welcome to attend.
Wednesday, August 17, 2022