ALBANY–Anthony “Tony” Quirino, 62, of Kinderhook, owner and operator of Crandell Theatre in Chatham, died suddenly Sunday at Albany Medical Center. Mr. Quirino born July 28,1947 in Sheffield, Ala., the son of Anthony H. Quirino of Boynton Beach, Fla. and the late Minnie Lee (King) Quirino.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army during Vietnam as a mechanic specialist and had been awarded the Bronze Star.
Mr. Quirino owned and operated an auto repair shop, Tony’s Ardco in Ballston Spa, for several years. He was employed with Chatham Electric for several years, but his most endearing and proudest endeavor when he took over the family business in 1985, the Crandell Theatre in Chatham, which has owned and operated since. He enjoyed Harley Davidson motorcycles and was a man that could fix anything. He recently enjoyed the hobby of faceting gemstones.
Besides his father, Anthony of Boynton Beach, Fla., Mr. Quirino is survived by his wife, Sandra (Biondi) Quirino of Kinderhook; daughters Andrea Leah Anadio of Manhattan and Amber Akers of East Nassau; brothers Robert M. and Shannon T. Quirino both of Chatham; granchildren Caitlin, Jonathan, and Anthony; step-grandchildren Tyler, Thomas and Olivia; and two nieces.
Funeral services will be Friday, January 22, at 10 a.m. from the St. James R.C. Church, Chatham.
Calling hours will be Thursday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. from the Wenk Funeral Home Chatham. Burial will be in the Chatham Rural Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Chatham Fire Dept., Chatham, N.Y. 12037.
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