Fred Lewelyn Quigg, 86, died peacefully in Turbotville, PA, at the Pfleegor Family Farm, where he was surrounded by loved ones, following a short bout with lung cancer.
Fred was born on April 23, 1934, in Oroville, Washington to Allen (Clyde) and Opal Quigg.
His extended family were pioneer homesteaders that settled in the Okanogan Highlands of North Central Washington, close to the Canadian Border. He spent his formative years living in a small home on a lovely creek in Chesaw, Wa., and rode his horse to a one-room school house he attended, whilst living there. Later, Fred moved to Tonasket, Wa., to help build his family home, "by hand" with his brother Perry and their dad. He continued his schooling at Tonasket High School where he excelled and lettered in many sports, and was senior high class president.
Following his high school graduation, Fred enlisted in the Coast Guard which lead him to his career as an "Electronic Engineer". Being especially astute in mathematics, and with no formal degree, Fred established his own business, Point Nine Technologies, in Thousand Oaks, Ca., in 1984, which he founded on two patented communication's transistors he invented. Fred was also a retired Research Scientist, and had considered a career in the Aerospace industry, prior to settling on electrical engineering.
Fred married Donna Wallace in 1962. He was a kind and loving father to his three step-sons, David, Darryl and Duane, and also to his daughters, Amy and Sara. Fred married his second wife, Dixie Lee in 1984, gaining another sweet daughter, Laura.
Fred enjoyed traveling the world with Dixie Lee, and spending time with his beloved cousins, and extended family, at the Shaughnessy/Quigg and "Lost Lake" annual family reunions hosted in Washington state. Fred retained a "child-like" curiosity, a love for outdoor adventures; exploring national parks, museums, reading, Sunday Drives, and most of all, learning.
Finally, he loved reminiscing, and on occasion, performing "Limericks" for his family. Deeply loved and greatly missed. "Bye For Now" Fred is survived by 5 children, many grandchildren, and great grandchildren, his 2 brothers, numerous cousins, and extended family.
Services and burial will be held at the convenience of the family.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Brooks Funeral Home & Cremation Svc PC, 207 Broadway Street, Turbotville. www.wfbrooksfuneralhome.com
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