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William Quickert, Co-Founder of Bethany Presbyterian Church, Dies at 83

Quickert was one of the founding members of Bethany Presbyterian Church, where he remained a respected member and elder for the rest of his life.

William Thomas Quickert of San Bruno passed away peacefully on March 5, 2012, at age 83.

Born in San Jose, CA to Ruth and Thomas Quickert, the family moved to San Francisco/Daly City in the 40’s, where Bill met the love of his life, Norma Moore (“Skip”) in Crocker Elementary School.  While attending Jefferson High School, Bill was a driving wheel in the family soda fountain and coffee shop endeavors, including Quickies on Mission Street and Quick-erts frozen turkey pies.  In 1949 Bill and Skip began the loving journey of their 62-year marriage in San Francisco.  In 1952 Bill began his 30-year sales career with Eng-Skell Co. restaurant supply. 

Bill was instrumental in the founding of in San Bruno, where he remained a respected member and Elder for the rest of his life.  He established a campership fund for Westminster Woods Christian Camp for children less fortunate than his own. 

His own heart surgery in 1981 brought the beginning of Bill’s 31 years of volunteering as a hospital visitor for Mended Hearts, encouraging heart surgery patients as only an experienced, candid, loving person who had “been there” could do. 

Bill especially enjoyed a house full of family and the wonderful cross-country road trips he took with his Skipper in the later years. 

He is survived by his devoted wife, Norma; children: Patrick (Cathie) Quickert, Daniel (Patty) Quickert, Nancy (Gary) Bertolini, Kathryn Quickert, and Charles (Theresa) Quickert; grandchildren: Aaron, Jennifer, Jacqueline, Brent, Gina, Keith and Kevin; great-grandson Max; sisters Eleanor (Harley) Worthington, Christine (George) Walsh; brother-in-law Wayne Lovelace; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.  His beloved sister, Alice Lovelace and many dear cousins predecease him. 

A celebration of his life will be on Saturday, March 24th at 1pm, in Bethany Presbyterian Church, 2400 Rosewood Dr., San Bruno. 

Memorial donations are gratefully accepted by Westminster Woods, Occidental, CA., and Bethany Presbyterian Church, San Bruno.

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