• 59°

John Mark Quidley, Sr.

July 2, 1963 – May 13, 2018

Wanchese

John Mark Quidley, Sr., 54, of Baumtown Road, Wanchese, passed away Sunday, May 13, 2018, after a courageous fight with cancer. Born July 2, 1963, he was the son of the late Harriet Anna Tillett Quidley and Philip Hale Quidley, Sr.

John Mark spent the last 19 years of his life as a C5-C6 quadriplegic due to a roofing accident. However, that didn’t stop him from accomplishing anything he set his mind to. He was a true inspiration to anyone he met. He fought a long, hard fight but is now resting peacefully.

John Mark is survived by his five children, Anna Quidley and fiancé Beth Wanko; Dawn Sinanaj and husband Ermal; Jessica Quidley, Johnna Quidley and John Mark Quidley, Jr.; three stepsons, Christopher Carawan, Josh Blotzer and Nelson Keith Waterfield; and his 10 grandchildren whom he cherished deeply; Adriana and Brittanee Ramirez, Kiara and Luca Sinanaj, Nysaria, Khali Jo and Michael Stewart, Star, Dade, and Jasmine Carawan and baby John Patrick who will arrive soon. His memories will live on through us forever. Also, surviving is a brother, George Quidley; three sisters, Cynthia Arendts and husband John, Terry Quidley, and Darlene Craddock and husband Gerald; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Delores Jean Quidley; a brother, Philip Hale Quidley, Jr.; and his maternal and paternal grandparents.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dare Hospice for the care and support provided to John Mark. As well as Dr. Sanchez and staff. Last but not least, Victoria Weiland, his faithful and longtime care attendant.

The family will receive friends and relatives Thursday evening, May 17, 2018, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Twiford Colony Chapel. The funeral will be held at 3 p.m. on Friday, May 18, at Wanchese Assembly of God. Burial will follow at the Baum Family Cemetery with a reception following at the Foreman residence, 524 Baumtown Road, Wanchese, NC 27981.

Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences may be expressed at www.TwifordFH.com.

Lifestyles

High school seniors honored with NCCF Coastal Stewardship Awards announced

News

Mega Millions ticket sold online in North Carolina wins $1 million prize

News

NC State researchers predict 2021 hurricane season will be active

Crime

FBI increases reward for information on deaths of three women in North Carolina

Crime

Former Ft. Bragg private sentenced to over 12 years in prison after taking minor across state lines in fake kidnapping

News

Construction accident at old Bonner Bridge demolition site results in death

News

Former North Carolina Gov. McCrory enters US Senate race

News

Nags Head commissioners approve text amendments to UDO

News

State and local COVID-19 update

News

Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City hoists two people stranded in marsh near Mockhorn Island, Virginia

News

Interstate 85 Welcome Center, rest area near Virginia state line closed for renovations

Crime

Driver faces multiple charges after child struck, killed in North Carolina

News

Dare commissioners take next step in Home Health and Hospice process

Crime

North Carolina man sentenced to 18 years in prison for drug, firearm charges

Hyde

Ferry routes between Swan Quarter, Cedar Island and Ocracoke resume service, dredging continues

News

NCDOT to install temporary zipper merge in Carteret County

News

Court rules Duck beach access is private

News

Wake County won’t pursue criminal complaint of Louis DeJoy

Lifestyles

Lineman Appreciation Day recognizes critical role

News

Halifax County man becomes latest Millionaire Maker top prize winner

Crime

North Carolina sheriff’s office identifies two found dead; foul play suspected

Crime

North Carolina man sentenced to prison, ordered to pay over $6 million in restitution for wire fraud

News

Corridor in place to access Cape Point due to oystercatcher breeding

Lifestyles

Outer Banks Community Foundation accepting applications for Focus grants