John Quiggle

Celebration of Life

10:00 am
Saturday, April 20, 2024
Trinity Covenant Church
302 Hackmatack Street
Manchester, Connecticut, United States

Obituary of John E. Quiggle

John Quiggle, 86, of Glastonbury, Connecticut, formerly of Liverpool, New York, went to be with his Lord on Wednesday, April 10, 2024.  He leaves behind his beloved daughter Jill Parkany, her husband Brian, and three grandchildren – Caitlin, Andrew and Julia.  He was born John Edward Quiggle on January 17, 1938, one of nine children of Kenneth and Maxine (Bradrick) Quiggle, of Shelby, Ohio.

At Shelby High School, John was active in sports and lettered his Junior and Senior years in football and track, where he graduated in 1957.  He attended Ohio University in Athens, where he graduated in 1963 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Journalism.  After graduating, with the threat of draft imminent, he enlisted into the US Army and served 4 years as in intelligence officer with the US Army Security Agency.  During his post college years, John’s interests included tennis, bowling, biking and many evenings watching theatrical plays. Later in life, he enjoyed skiing, golf, attending Jazz Festivals and reading.  He also loved to swim at Green Lakes and enjoyed spending the afternoon reading a book on the bench at Onondaga Lake.  In later years, John became an avid fan of both Syracuse (SU) and UConn basketball teams, the latter being the Alum of daughter Jill and her husband Brian.   

John’s Journalism career spanned 39 years in managerial and executive positions in public relations, advertising and communications with various companies, including Barlow Johnson, Carrier and Niagara Mohawk (NiMo), all in the Syracuse, NY area.  He retired from NiMo in 2002, as Director of Advertising & Customer Communications. Following his retirement, he was an adjunct professor at the Newhouse School of Public Communications at SU.

During his many years in Liverpool, John was a very active member of Believer’s Chapel of Cicero, New York.  He led Bible studies, served on the Membership Team and also as a Prayer Warrior, leading the Online Prayer Ministry and the Prayer Chain.  He was co-leader of the Altar Prayer Ministry, and helped teach Network, a course that helped others discover their spiritual gifts and callings.  According to his pastor, John’s passion for the Lord led him to be a great example of a loving Christian leader who helped hundreds along their spiritual journey. Occasionally, he also enjoyed attending services at Liverpool Methodist Church.  After moving to Connecticut in 2021, John attended Trinity Covenant Church in Manchester, CT, where he continued his Bible studies and prayer ministry.  His passion to share God’s love for others and help others on their Christian walk was a hallmark of his life. He loved spending time with his grandchildren and could frequently be found enjoying a treat with them at DQ or a meal at Red Lobster.

In memory of John Quiggle, contributions can be made in his name to Samaritan’s Purse, Voice of the Martyrs, or Trinity Covenant Church.  A Celebration of Life Service will be held at Trinity Covenant Church, 302 Hackmatack Street, Manchester, CT on Saturday, April 20, 2024 at 10:00 AM. For online condolences, please visit 

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