Stephen Quinn, the first publisher of Huntington Park Publications, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday December 22, 2013. Stephen was a great friend and extraordinary editor. His passing leaves us with heavy hearts and a tremendous sense of loss.
Stephen was born on July 29, 1949, in Erie, Pennsylvania, and was a graduate of Cathedral Preparatory School where he lettered in both baseball and football. He studied at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh before earning his B.A. in English literature at Edinboro University, where he was a University Danforth Award Nominee. Stephen engaged in Graduate study and research by invitation at Lincoln College, Oxford University, England. He did his Master’s work at the University of Vermont, Burlington, where he received a Masters in Literature and a Tupper Award in Graduate Studies.
Stephen’s extensive teaching career included work as an instructor in literature and writing at the University of Vermont, and Senior Teacher at the Albany Academy for Girls in New York, where he was Head of the Upper School. He was Chairman of the English Department and a Senior Teacher at the Yeshiva of Greater Washington in Silver Spring, Maryland, and was Dean of the Upper School, Dean of Faculty, Director of Summer Programs, and Senior Teacher at the Bullis School in Potomac, Maryland.
Stephen was an avid reader and writer who had a love of literature. He worked as an instructor in professional workshops for school administrators and provided independent program consulting to private schools. He also worked as a free-lance writer and editor for marketing and professional publications.
Stephen was a devoted husband and a loving father. He retired early from academia so he could be home with his children when they needed him most. Brilliant, although never boastful, and witty, although always respectful, he was a great friend to many, always available to lend an ear or provide a hand to those he knew well, and those he just met. He was a long-time coach of youth baseball and softball and a devoted follower of his beloved Pittsburgh Pirates and Steelers, and his recently-adopted Washington Nationals.