Dr. Michael Quagliano
02/05/1925 - 07/17/2012
Memorials can be made to the Visitation School Foundation, 406 W. Central Blvd, Kewanee, Il 61443
Dr. Michael Quagliano, 87, of Kewanee died Tuesday, July 17, 2012 in West Palm Beach, Florida. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, July 21, 2012 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Kewanee, Il, after which Military Rites will be conducted by the Kewanee Veterans Council. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Friday, July 20, with rosary at 7:30pm, at Schueneman & Tumbleson funeral home. Burial will be private in East Moline IL. Memorials may be made to the Visitation School Foundation, 406 W. Central Blvd, Kewanee, Il 61443.
Michael was born February 5, 1925 in Reading, Pa. son of Nicholas and Carmela (Venduro) Quagliano. He was reared and educated in Kewanee Schools graduating in 1942. Michael served in the Army Air Corp. during WW II as a radio operator/gunman on a B-17 completing 25 bombing missions and survived 3 crashes. Michael was awarded numerous medals including the distinguished Flying Cross, and was a member of the famous “Hane’s Crew” from which a book was published about the role this crew played in America’s success in WW II. After the war he graduated from the Illinois School of Podiatry in Chicago, and set up his practice in Kewanee which spanned 60 years. Dr. Quagliano was on the Medical Staff including Kewanee Public Hospital, president of the Visitation School Board, president of the 490th bomb Group, former president of the Kewanee Rotary Club, and numerous other local and national organizations. He married Marilyn McCarthy an area school teacher June 26, 1954 in Sterling IL who remained his loyal and devoted wife for nearly 60 years, and cared for him during the last years of his life. She survives as well as 3 sons: Patrick of New York, N.Y., Michael Drew of Wellington, FL, Timothy (Shannon) of DuBuque, IA and a daughter Julie (Mark) Westemeier of Arlington, VA. 11 grandchildren, 1 great grandchild. A brother Joseph (Sally) Quagliano of Las Vegas, NV and a sister Teresa Kapka of Niles, IL. Dr. Quagliano was preceded in death by a sister Christina and a brother Francie.