2006-08-03 / Obituaries

Richard E. Queern

Richard E. Queern, of Naples, Fla., and former Jamestown resident, died peacefully, surrounded by his family, on Saturday, June 24, 2006, after suffering briefly from ampullary cancer.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Rachel B. Queern, who died in Februrary.

Mr. and Mrs. Queern lived in Naples, Fla., since 1976 and were members of the North Naples United Methodist Church. Former residents of Jamestown, where they met at a U.S.O. dance in 1942, they owned and operated E.B. Brooks Company, a business started by Rachel's father. A World War II Navy veteran,

Richard served for the duration and was discharged a chief petty officer signalman. Both were longtime active members of the Central Baptist Church in Jamestown. Richard was also a member of the Jamestown Rotary Club for many years.

They are survived by a daughter, Brooks Queern Holborn and her husband A.J. of Eagle River, Alaska; a son Anthony B. Queern and wife Linda of Ashburn, Va., and Austin, Texas; a granddaughter Charity Triolo and her husband Mike; three grandsons Caleb and Jacob Queern, Todd Scaramucci and his wife Melissa; great-grandchildren Isabella and

Anthony Triolo, Stella Rose and Sophia Marie Scaramucci, Lisa Doggett and her husband Eric and great-grandson Brandon Doggett; Mark A. Queern and wife Barbara of Coogee, Australia; and grandchildren Amber and Eli Queern; Richard B. Queern and wife Janet of Tiverton, R.I.; grandchildren Courtney, Chelsea, Brooks, Hannah, and Rachel Queern, Jeremy Barnes, Teresa Hardin, and great-grandchildren Christina and Riley Hardin.

Mr. and Mrs. Queern's ashes will be scattered at sea. No services will be held.

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