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Saturday, November 23, 2013

Memorial for Victor Quinn today

Preservationaist and activist Victor Quinn
will be remembered Saturday.

Friends and neighbors will gather to remember preservation and neighborhood activist Victor J. Quinn III this Saturday at the Higgins Home for Funerals, West 8th Street and Arlington Avenue, from 2:00 to 4:00 PM.

A resident of Plainfield since 1986, Victor was a founder and longtime president of the Netherwood Heights Historic District.

He had also served as president of Residents Supporting Victorian Plainfield (RSVP), Plainfield's original gay and lesbian social and community service organization. During the 1990s, he sat on the Historic Preservation Commission.

Victor was a self-employed accountant who had a specialty in forensic accounting and auditing (how Plainfield could have used that skill!).

Besides his professional and community activist interest, Victor would also regale friends and neighbors with his performance on his Hammond B-3 electronic organ.

Victor is survived by his partner of 29 years, Bill Michelson. Michelson, who sits on the Historic Preservation Commission, is also widely known in Plainfield as the attorney who successfully argued the case of the Van Wyck Brooks Historic District against the owners of the former Abbott Nursing Home a number of years ago.

-- Dan Damon [follow]

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