Quintin Irizarry, 84, of Edison, Died


EDISON, NJ - Quintin Irizarry, 84, of Edison, died on Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at his home. He was known to his family, close friends, and neighbors as "Bob". 

Quintin was born in Brooklyn, NY in 1932 & was raised in Manhattan. He graduated from Benjamin Franklin H.S. located on the East side of Manhattan, and attended the NYSU School of Applied Arts and Sciences in Brooklyn while living in Staten Island. 

In December of 1950, he enlisted in the U.S. Marines where he proudly served his country during the Korean conflict. There he was wounded in action and received the Purple Heart. He was also the recipient of the Korean Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, the United Nations Medal along with the Expert Rifleman Award. Quintin was a dedicated Marine who loved the spirit of the Corps.

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He retired from New Departure- Hyatt Bearing, a division of General Motors in Clark after 25 years, where he was a supervisor of a Grinding Department. He also had been a courier for the law firm of Wilentz, Goldman, & Spitzer.

He was also a longtime parishioner & usher at the Guardian Angels RC Church in Edison.

Surviving is his wife of 60 years, Regina (Kristoff); two daughters, Donna Marie Irizarry, & Diane Carol Calamusa & her husband John; a son, Chief David Irizarry of the Metuchen Police Department & his wife Ana; & 8 grandchildren, Kristin Baum, Christopher Baum who is currently serving as Sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corp, Louis Ianni, David Ianni who also served in the U.S. Marine Corp, Michael Calamusa, Joseph Calamusa, Rebecca Irizarry and David Irizarry Jr.

The funeral will be held on Friday, March 18, 2016 at 10:15 am from the Costello-Runyon Funeral Home, 568 Middlesex Avenue (Rt. 27), Metuchen followed by a 11 am Mass of Christian Burial at Transfiguration of the Lord Parish at Guardian Angels Church, Edison. Interment will be in St. James Cemetery, Woodbridge.

Visitation will be on Thursday from 4-8 pm. 


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