Joseph M. "Jay" Quigley, 80, formerly of Newfoundland, passed away Saturday, June 2, 2012, surrounded by family and friends, in Naples, Florida. The cause was cancer.
Jay was the son of the late Joseph and Ethel Quigley of Nutley, New Jersey. After the death of his mother in 1938, he was raised by the late Phillip and Helen Feigel of Newfoundland.
He attended Greene-Dreher School, worked at Gilpin's Drugstore, and was a member of the championship basketball teams of the late 1940s.
At the Wayne-Pike Tournament of the 1947-48 season, the undefeated Greene-Dreher team won the final game against arch rival Honesdale 39-36. The following year, the team, led by Phil "The Flash" Feigel, ran its winning streak to 26 before losing to Waymart 53-37.
Jay blamed the loss on the Waymart gym's ceiling, saying it was "so low, we kept hitting it with the ball every time we took a shot." Nonetheless, Greene-Dreher won the Wayne-Pike Tournament in 1949, defeating Hawley in the finals 58-40.
After graduating in 1954 from Cornell University, Jay worked in information systems for Burroughs, IBM, Xerox, Continental Can, and Comsat Corp. He retired in 1992.
Jay is survived by his wife of 35 years, Judith, her sons Peter and Zachary. His children, Michael, Laura, and David. His grandchildren, Martin, Daniel, Clover, Brian, Aidan, Jared, and William. His cousin Phillip Feigel, and nephew, Phillip B. Feigel of Dallas, Texas.