Robert Francis QuinnJuly 24, 1954 ~ April 23, 2017 (age 62)
Bob passed away at Stanford hospital on Sunday, April 23rd surrounded by his wife Pam, son John and daughter Gemma.
With great courage, dignity and determination, Bob battled pancreatic cancer for the past 12 months. During his illness, he lived every day to the fullest and worked up to the end of his life.
Bob was a native of Cork, Ireland and was educated at the University of Cork where received a degree in Engineering.
In 1982 Bob and his family moved to Cupertino where Bob began an extensive and successful engineering career. Bob had a passion for technology and was highly regarded and respected as a visionary and strategist by his professional colleagues and friends. Bob was the founder of several companies during his years in Silicon Valley, most notably 3Leaf Systems. He held executive and leadership roles in various companies, most recently with Micron Corporation.
Bob was a wonderful, kind and caring family man. Last year Bob and Pam celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary and, having grown up together, they hoped to grow old together in the decades to come. However, it was not to be. In addition to being a loving husband, Bob was a devoted father, father-in-law and grandfather. All things family brought great joy to Bob and time with his grandsons was particularly special to him over the past few months.
Bob’s humor, kindness and love of life were obvious to all who knew him. He had a wonderful curiosity about our world and never stopped learning and exploring new horizons. He enjoyed meeting new people and sharing his continuous optimism and positive outlook on life with everyone. Bob loved all things food and wine. He was an excellent chef and delighted in taking on new culinary challenges. He enjoyed his years as a partner in the Three Arches Winery.
Bob is survived by his heartbroken family, his wife Pam, son John, daughter Gemma, sisters Etta and Nora, daughter-in-law Jacquie, grandsons Aidan and Owen, family and friends in Ireland as well as a large circle of friends and colleagues here in Silicon Valley and beyond.
Bob will be greatly missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him.
A funeral Mass to celebrate Bob’s life will take place on Saturday, April 29th at 1:30pm at the Sacred Heart Church, 13716 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA 95070
May he Rest in Peace