Robert P. Quillen Sr., 90


Robert P. “Bob” Quillen Sr., 90, of Bishopville, Md., died Monday, Nov. 28, 2016, at home. He was born in Showell, Md., son of the late Howard D. Quillen and Della C. (Powell) Quillen.

Quillen graduated in 1944 from Selbyville High School and served in the Army in Italy during World War II. Quillen had been a rural letter carrier with the U.S. Postal Service in the Bishopville and Bishop, Md., area for 30 years, retiring in 1987. He also had a storm door and window business in Bishopville until 2010.

He was a Wilson United Methodist Church member, board member and trustee in Bishopville; a Bishopville Volunteer Fire Department member since 1954, as well as its president, vice president, board member, Building Committee member and 1988 Fireman of the Year; Friends of Bishopville Cemetery founding member and chairman; and Delaware American Legion Post #39 member.

He enjoyed carpentry, woodworking, caring for his home and lawn, being involved in community affairs, socializing at the firehouse and spending time with his family.

Quillen was preceded in death by his wife of 70 years, Eleanor R. Quillen, in 2015. He is survived by his children, Robert P. Quillen Jr. and his wife, Susan, of Bishopville, Susan Q. Fardone and her husband, Joseph, of Bishopville, and Paul T. Quillen of Philadelphia; two brothers, Wilbur Quillen of Berlin, Md., and James E. Quillen of Blairsville, Ga.; a granddaughter, Ashley Bounds and her husband, Kane, of Newark, Md.; two great-grandchildren, Landon and Carter Bounds; a sister-in-law, Peggy Lynch of Havertown, Pa.; and several nieces and nephews.

A funeral service was scheduled for Dec. 3, 2016, at Bishop-Hastings Funeral Home in Selbyville, Del. Burial was to follow in Bishopville (Md.) Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Bishopville Vol. Fire Dept. Bldg. Fund; c/o Bank of Ocean City; P.O. Box 3899; Bishopville, MD 21813, or to Wilson U.M. Church Bldg. Fund; P.O. Box 375; Bishopville, MD 21813, or to Bishopville Cemetery; PO Box 62; Bishopville, MD 21813. Condolences may be sent online at www.bishophastingsfh.com.