Joseph John Quadt

  • Born: January 23, 1936
  • Died: January 7, 2020
  • Location: Millbrae, California

Crosby-N. Gray & Co. - FD-96

2 Park Road
Burlingame, CA 94010

Tel. (650) 342-6617

Tribute & Message From The Family

Joesph John Quadt January 23, 1936 - January 7, 2020Beloved husband of Gayle Quadt, loving father to John Quadt (Kim), Wendy Goeking (Karl), Kelly Waggoner (Bill), Leisa Port, Victoria Shannon (Guy), grandfather to 12 and great-grandfather to 11. Joseph touched many of lives with his positive outlook, his spirit and his sense of humor. Joseph was born in San Francisco and for high school, he graduated from Burlingame High School and then attended the College of San Mateo. He then went on and served in the United States Marine Corps with an Honorable discharge. After serving in the Marines, Joseph was a Reserve Deputy Sheriff for San Mateo County and then went and had 43 years of honored service as the Deputy Fire Chief for the Town of Hillsborough. Joseph also served on the board of the American Red Cross for several years. Family and friends are invited to a Funeral Mass on Tuesday, January 21st, 2020 at 10:00 am at Our Lady of Angels


Condolence & Memory Journal

I was lucky enough to see Joe last year! He was a sweetheart of a guy and would do anything for anyone if they needed help. They don't make em like this man anymore. Hope to see you some day my friend!

Posted by Don Lloyd - Friend   June 09, 2020

I remember Joe as a man who had a great devotion to the fire service. His devotion to the service probably influenced his son and grandson to become firefighters. I am a retired fire captain with Cal Fire and we went on many incidents together and we always had a great working relationship.

Emmet Monahan, San Francisco

Posted by A friend   January 20, 2020

Chief joe Quadt not only loved his fire department and was a great friend and fellow officer but he loved the SanFrancisco Fire Department alot seeing working fires in the Big City telling stories and asking me questions about the City.Joe and I worked on the Arson team and we both learned alot over the years,I will miss Big JOE.

Posted by john Dellinges - Camino, CA - coworker   January 18, 2020

At dinner one year Joe asked me the places for the utensils..I told him. from then on I was Emily as in Emily Post..I loved it..always delightful and fun Joe was well respected and loved by all..Emily and I will miss him always. Thanks for being such an awesome friend. Emily aka Allene Ball

Posted by A friend   January 15, 2020

My experiences with Joe were all top of the line. He was fire dept all the way. And He was always was happy to see you and share good feelings.

God rest you

Posted by David Meghinasso - san mateo, CA   January 13, 2020

It was a great pleasure and experience to work with Joe in the Hillsborough Fire Department. He was a great leader, a gentleman, and could get anyone laughing at a moments notice. I will always remember when he gave a speech in an auditorium without a script, and got a standing ovation from a few hundred people. We were lucky to have him in the HFD. May he Rest In Peace.

Posted by Marc Kasper - San mateo, CA   January 12, 2020

Joe Quadt was a supporter and friend of the Peninsula Fire Buff Club and specifically to Dave and me for the 23 years we did canteen service at fire incidents. He came to every Annual Dinner put on by the Buffs, was the life of the party, and shared his love of the fire service with us. The Hillsborough Fire Department is no more but Joe's spirit lives on.

Jan Lamphier (Fire Support 23)

Posted by Janice Lamphier - San Mateo, CA   January 12, 2020

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