James Quirk

  • Died: June 27, 2019
  • Location: San Antonio, Texas

Porter Loring Mortuary

1101 McCullough Avenue
San Antonio, TX 78212

plm-sa@porterloring.com
Tel. (210) 227-8221

Tribute & Message From The Family


James Patrick Quirk
May 8, 1939 - June 27, 2019

James Patrick Quirk passed away on June 27, 2019. He was known as Pat to all who knew him. Pat was the son of William Henry Quirk Jr. and Nora Lee LeBlanc. Born in Beaumont, Texas, he was one of four children including Mary Lee Rourke, William Henry Quirk, III and J. Michael Quirk. He graduated from Central Catholic High School and attended the University of Texas at Austin, where he was a member of the Sigma Nu fraternity. He went on to graduate from Trinity University with a degree in business administration.

After serving in the United States Air force, Pat began his business career by first working for Governor John Connally as an auditor and inspector for the Texas State Board of Insurance. Later he joined the family insurance business, Quirk & Company, and later established Pat Quirk Insurance. Pat was a founding partner and president of Independent Insurance Center. Since 1985, it has been one of the area's largest independent local agencies, with offices in San Antonio, Seguin, Brownsville, and Boerne. Pat also established the first filing in Texas for hunting liability policies; collectively through the Texas Parks and Wildlife and Quirk & Company, his family's surplus lines insurance business.

Pat was an avid outdoorsman. He had a passion for hunting, fishing and collecting arrowheads. He was a member of the Texas Cattlemen's Association and Blue Wing hunting and fishing club, where he helped manage the quality of the lakes and fisheries.

Pat was a member of the Governor's Club of San Antonio. He was an amateur historian, who enjoyed reading, learning and talking about history. He was a masterful storyteller. He always took time to check in with his many friends and family on a weekly basis.

Survivors include his loving wife of fifty-four years, Artie Quirk and daughters, Dr. Milissa Quirk Sartain & husband Daniel, Margaret Ann Quirk Scoggins & husband Gray, two grandchildren, Mia Gray Scoggins, and Jack Patrick Scoggins; siblings Mary Lee Rourke and brother J. Michael Quirk, wife Linda and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at 5:30 PM with a Rosary to follow at 6:30 PM at Porter Loring Mortuary, 1101 McCullough Ave. Funeral services commence Wednesday July 3, 2019 at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 223 East Summit Ave at 1pm. Entombment will follow at Holy Cross Mausoleum at 3pm.


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Condolence & Memory Journal

Artie, So very sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family. Pat was truly a gentleman. May the honorable gentleman, Pat Quirk, rest in peace. With sympathy for Pat's loved ones Max Strozier

Posted by Max Strozier - San Antonio, TX   July 13, 2019

To the family of James Quark, all our heartfelt prayers to you and yours.

Posted by Mario Garcia - LITTLE ROCK, AR - Friend   July 10, 2019

Artie, we are so sorry to hear Pat passed away our Prayers are with you and family.
He will be greatly missed.

Love, Light & Peace be with you.

Posted by Sylvia Wong - San Antonio, TX   July 09, 2019

To the James Quirk family and friends-all of our heartfelt thoughts to you and yours. Sincerely, Mary and Richard Rensberry of Fairview, Michigan.

Posted by Mary Rensberry (Cox) - Fairview, MI - Family   July 08, 2019

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We will miss Pat so very much. He was a gentleman. He genuinely cared about his employees. He was a fair man, compassionate as well as fun loving. Always a hello and a smile in the morning headed off to get his morning cup of coffee. One in a million, we will miss him. His family is in our prayers.
Linda Deanda

Posted by Linda Deanda - San Antonio, TX - Coworker   July 02, 2019

To Artie and family, I was so sorry to read of Pat's death. I know how much his friendship meant to my brother John. I send you and your family my love and sympathy.

Posted by Winifred & Bartlett Cocke    July 02, 2019

Artie, Liz and I share your sadness in the loss of Pat. we didn't see him often since we are in the Hill country so often but when we did we so enjoyed our conversation with him and catching up on your family.

God bless you,
Larry O'Neill

Posted by A friend   July 01, 2019

Posted by Larry and Liz O'Neill - San Antonio, TX   July 01, 2019

So very sorry to learn of your loss. Pat was an extraordinary man and I know he will be greatly missed.

Posted by Terri Smith - San Antonio, TX   July 01, 2019

Margaret, So very sorry for your loss. Prayers to you and your family.

Posted by Jennifer Finch - Boerne, TX - Family Friend   July 01, 2019

wow Pat will live in our hearts and minds a great guy and good friend to many RIP good guy! Mac Chesney

Posted by mac chesney - san antonio, TX - Friend   July 01, 2019

As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.

Posted by Ann£    July 01, 2019

Pat was a real southern gentleman who treated others with courtesy and respect. He always had a postive thought or encouraging word for others and was a world-class storyteller. He took great care of my personal and business insurance requirements over the years and really protected me. But most of all, he had a great big heart for others and he enjoyed life to the hilt. I enjoyed every conversation I ever had with Pat, whatever the topic. He could find humor in any situation. Our thoughts and prayers are with Artie and all of Pat's family.

Posted by Mote Baird - San Antonio, TX - Friend   July 01, 2019

Pat was a wonderful boss. Always had time to greet you as he came in the door. May God bless the family in their time of sorrow.

Posted by Angela Rojas - San Antonio, TX   July 01, 2019

To James' family and friends, please take comfort in each other during this sad time. My deepest sympathies go out to you all.

Posted by A friend   July 01, 2019

The MOST wonderful man ! candy and lonnie

Posted by Lonnie Allison - WIMBERLEY, TX - Friend   July 01, 2019

Posted by Independent Insurance Center INC    July 01, 2019

DEAR BELOVED FAMILY.

WAY OUT WEST IN CALIFORNIA, IT'S NOT OFTEN THAT WE HAD EXTENDED FAMILY GATHERINGS BACK IN BEAUMONT. BUT I WILL TELL YOU ONE THING FOR SURE ... PAT QUIRK WAS A "MAN AMONG MEN." WHAT AN EXCITING, ADVENTURESOME AND LOVING LIFE HE LED FOR THOSE HE CARED ABOUT.

ALL MY BEST TO ALL OF YOU,

ERWIN J. LE BLANC JR.

P.S. HE DID GOOD THINGS; HE DID REALLY GOOD THINGS.

Posted by ERWIN LE BLANC - SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA - Family   June 30, 2019

Artie & family-we send our love & deepest condolences-you are all in our hearts & prayers during this difficult time. I will always remember Pat's joyful sense of humor and his laughter-he was a special man! May God comfort each of you! With love-Cousin Becky(LeBlanc) & Larry Simmons

Posted by Becky LeBlanc Simmons - Tyler, TX - Family   June 30, 2019

Knowing Pat was a treat to be around, I will treasure our hunts and friendship as long as I live. God bless Artie and their wonderful family...Darrell Burt

Posted by Darrell Burt - The Colony, TX - Friend   June 30, 2019

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I was very sorry to hear of Pat passing. My condolences & Sympathy go out to Pat family. I went to St. Anthony grade school & Central Catholic high school with pat. There was no body that could tell a better story than Pat some truth and some fiction but always enjoyable.

Posted by Quentin Meyer - San Antonio, TX - Friend   June 30, 2019

You are all in our thoughts and prayers. May you be comforted by many precious memories. I have happy memories of Pat, from my childhood, in Beaumont, when our family would gather for special occasions and holidays, at our Grandmother's! In more recent years, it was a joy being together, for several family celebrations. We are sending our deepest condolences and love, from Greece.
Sincerely,
Cousins Susy & Dinos & Family

Posted by Susy Le Blanc Triantafillis - Thessaloniki Greece   June 30, 2019

The most wonderful man !

Posted by A friend   June 30, 2019


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