John Mark Quidley, Sr.

Published 12:11 am Wednesday, May 16, 2018

July 2, 1963 – May 13, 2018


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.

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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