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Honoring James Quill

It is with great sadness that we inform you that James (Jim) Quill, 67, passed away Sunday, January 13th, 2019 in Bluffton, South Carolina.  Jim was a dedicated AlphaNet Coordinator and General Manager for over 10 years.  He was loved and respected by his colleagues and all the Alphas he served.  Jim touched the lives of so many and was a cherished friend to all who knew him.

“Jim Quill embodied everything that was good and kind about AlphaNet.  He was knowledgeable but modest.  He could motivate more with a kind word and a gentle shove than anyone else I know.  He will be sorely missed,” AlphaNet Medical Director Dr. Robert Sandhaus said.

Prior to his time at AlphaNet, Jim spent his career as an educator for 34 years in the public school system.  During his career, Jim worked as an elementary classroom teacher, a reading specialist, and a school principal.  He graduated from Penn State University with a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education, had a master’s degree in Education from Temple University, and held a certification in School Administration from the College of New Jersey.

Jim was a member of the Alpha-1 Foundation Board of Directors since 2012 and recently served as the Vice Chair and Treasurer.

Jim is survived by his wife Marge; his sons and daughters-in-law Donovan, Holly, Andrew, and Holly; his five grandchildren, as well as, nieces and nephews.

Services will be held in the Northeast Pennsylvania area. Details on arrangements will be shared in the coming weeks.  

In lieu of flowers, his family requests to please consider making a contribution to the Alpha-1 Foundation to continue research towards a cure.  Click here to make a donation in memory of Jim.

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