Eddie G. Quillen

May 8, 1940 - September 16, 2021
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Eddie G. Quillen, 81, of New Philadelphia, passed away Thursday, September 16, 2021 in Community Hospice, Truman House at New Philadelphia.

Born in New Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Elton and Josephine (Horn) Quillen and a 1958 graduate of New Philadelphia High School. Eddie was the owner and operator of …

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Eddie G. Quillen, 81, of New Philadelphia, passed away Thursday, September 16, 2021 in Community Hospice, Truman House at New Philadelphia.

Born in New Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Elton and Josephine (Horn) Quillen and a 1958 graduate of New Philadelphia High School. Eddie was the owner and operator of the former Body Shack at Dover and more recently owned and operated Quillen Custom Floats at New Philadelphia. He had formerly attended the First Baptist Church at New Philadelphia and also the Northwest Bible Church at Hilliard. A self-proclaimed, “Rollercoaster Fanatic”, Eddie enjoyed visiting any and all amusement parks in his spare time.

Eddie is survived by his brother, Richard Quillen of New Philadelphia; a niece, Candie Gomola of Dover; three great nieces, Tiffani (Tony) Gerber, Trisha (Shane) Page and Tara (Matt) Page and four great-great nephews.

In addition to his parents, a sister, Shirley Gordon also precedes him in death.

A funeral service will be held Monday evening, September 20, 2021 at 7 PM in the Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home at New Philadelphia, with Rev. Jim Borton officiating. The family will receive friends on Monday evening from 5 to 7 PM in the funeral home chapel.

To honor Eddie’s memory, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to Community Hospice, Truman House, 716 Commercial Avenue SW, New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663.

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Date: Monday, September 20, 2021

Time: 5:00 pm

End Time: 7:00 pm

Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

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116 Second Street NE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

Service Information

Date: Monday, September 20, 2021

Time: 7:00 pm

Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

Address:

116 Second Street NE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

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Community Hospice

716 Commercial Ave. SW
New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663
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Born: May 8, 1940
Died: September 16, 2021

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On behalf of the Geib Family and Staff, we offer our most sincere sympathy for your loss. We are honored to have been called upon to serve your family.

 

Tim Welsh posted on 9/23/21

Many years ago, I met and knew Ed as the owner of the Body Shack in Dover. He was always a positive person, supportive, a pleasure to speak with and learn from. He encouraged many. He had alot to do with promoting bodybuilding in Tuscarawas County. Godbless Ed.

 

Jane Peoples posted on 9/18/21

So sorry for your loss, Richard. Jane Peoples

 

Betty Liberatore Ogle posted on 9/18/21

So sorry to hear of Eddie’s passing. I have so many good memories of growing up with him as my friend. He was my brother Bob’s friend. Eddie taught me how to drive since Bob was away at college. He use to bring me creme horns from Aberths Bakery. I regret not keeping in touch as I moved away in 1965. Rest In Peace Eddie

 

Denny Rubright posted on 9/18/21

I was sorry to hear about Ed's passing. I first met Ed after he opened the Body Shack in Dover on Feb 15, 1978 and even worked for him. Ed was responsible for bring recognition to our area for serious and dedicated weightlifters like myself. He sponsored the Mr. Tuscarawas County Bodybuilding contest in 1979 and the first-ever bench press contest on August 4th of that same year. He then held these events over the next several years. Keep in mind, that 40 years ago fitness and serious weightlifting in T-County was not happening until Ed Quillen promoted it and encouraged it for young guys like myself who had and still do have a passion for weightlifting. Thank you Ed for all you did for me and the many men and women in our area for changing the stereotype of weightlifting into a viable sport that has carried on to this day. Ed Quillen was a pioneer and we thank him for his vision.

 

Sheila posted on 9/17/21

My sympathy to Richard, Candie & all your family. Despite time & distance you are so much in my thoughts & prayers. With love, Sheila

 

Deb Sankar posted on 9/17/21

My deepest sympathy to all of Ed’s family and friends. He taught me how to workout.

 

Ric Blind posted on 9/17/21

RIP Eddie. You will be missed by all who knew you. Really enjoyed pulling your floats in all those parades!

 

Nancy G. Rees posted on 9/17/21

Richard, so sorry for your loss. Our Prayers are with you and your family.

 

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