Marcia Kerr Quill, volunteer

Obituaries July 25, 2013 0 Comments

Marcia Kerr Quill, 72, of Wyndmoor, a volunteer and a singer in area choral groups, died July 9 after a sudden illness at Pennsylvania Hospital.

Mrs. Quill was involved in fund-raising for the William Penn Charter School for a number of years and, more recently, was a participant in the school’s Elder and Child program. She also was instrumental in staging art exhibitions at the Springside School and Penn Charter.

She sang in Penn Charter’s Parents Choir and as a second alto in the Academy Chorale in musical presentations Gwynedd Mercy College.

A native of Arlington, Mass., Mrs. Quill graduated from Hood College with a bachelor’s degree in literature. In her early years in Philadelphia she worked as a copywriter for the N.W. Ayer & Son advertising agency.

An avid tennis player at the Philadelphia Cricket Club, she won the Every Players Cup in 1998.

She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Gerald D. Quill; a son, Kevin Whelan Quill, of Columbia, Md.; a daughter, Shannon Savage Quill, of Washington, D.C., and two grandchildren.

A celebration of Mrs. Quill’s life will be held Friday, Sept. 20, at the Philadelphia Cricket Club, 415 W. Willow Grove Ave. in Chestnut Hill. Visitation will begin at 11 a. m. followed by the celebration at noon and a reception.

Memorial donations may be made to the Academy Community Concerts Association (ACCA), P.O. Box 634, Flourtown, PA 19031-0634. – WF

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