Quilici, David S.

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July 10, 1943 - January 4, 2018

Quilici, David S.

David Stephen Quilici was born on July 10, 1943 in Tacoma, Washington to the late Joseph Dominic Quilici and Mary Stella Quilici. He passed away January 4, 2018 in Plano, Texas.  He was 74 years old.

David grew up in Tacoma, Washington with his brother, Joseph Anthony Quilici.  He went to high school at Bellarmine Prep.  He graduated from University of Puget Sound in Tacoma with a degree in Business Administration.  He was a member of the Theta Chi fraternity.  He worked for the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad for 35 years and retired as Vice President of Marketing in 2001.     

David was a golfer, avid reader, loved watching sports and going to the casino.  He enjoyed traveling with his wife to various places including to Japan, Hawaii, Alaska, Italy – and taking yearly vacations with his entire family.

He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend.  He was outgoing, witty, never met a stranger, and had a very dry sense of humor that everyone loved.  He cherished the time he spent with his 2 grandchildren, Luke and Olivia, who affectionately called him “Bubba”.  He was so very proud of them.

He was preceded in death by his father, Joseph Dominic Quilici and mother, Mary Stella Quilici.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 45 years, Beverly Ann Dickey Quilici of Frisco, Texas; Daughter, Angela Rose Presley (Brandon) of Frisco Texas;  Son, Anthony Stephen Quilici of Dallas Texas;  Grandchildren, Luke Thomas Presley and Olivia Rose Presley of Frisco, Texas; Brother,  Joseph Anthony Quilici (Judi) of Tacoma, Washington; Nephew,  D. Chad Quilici (Kristen) of Normandy Park, Washington; Niece,  Brienne Quilici Iverson also of Tacoma, Washington; and numerous cousins, extended family members and friends who loved him dearly.

Services will be held Friday, January 12 ,2018 at Prince of Peace Catholic Church 5100 W Plano Parkway Plano TX 75093 with visitation beginning at 10:00 A.M. and Funeral Mass to follow at 11:00 A.M.  David will be laid to rest at the interment service at Ridgeview West Memorial Park 7800 Sanctuary Drive, Frisco TX 75033.  There will be a reception immediately following at the home of Angela and Brandon Presley – Frisco, Texas.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to Prince of Peace Catholic Church or School (Plano, TX)  in memory of David S. Quilici or charity of your choice.

God saw you getting tired and a cure was not to be. So he put his arms around you and whispered “Come to Me.” -Author Unknown

Arrangements are under the direction of
ARIA Cremation Service and Funeral Home
19310 Preston Road
Dallas, Texas 75252


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EDward M. Amet

February 09, 2018 3:38PM

David Quillici was my best friend as we were growing up and attending Bellarmine High School and Univ of Puget Sound. We lost touch after college and I was so please when David and I reunited and I Had the opportunity to visit with him and his wife Beverly. David was a true friend.

Shari LaBruyere

January 15, 2018 8:45PM

Bev, Angie, Anthony & family,

I was so shocked and sorry to hear of Daves passing. I remember the good times we had when you lived in Bedford, especially at the superbowl parties. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Carolyn & Paul Nightingale

January 11, 2018 2:24PM

Beverly: Carolyn & I would like to extend our deepest sympathy and our prayers to you and your family over the loss of Dave. He was a fine man! Our friendship goes back to our Chicago days, and almost hardware store co-owners! Dave was always kind to his co-workers, and had a great sense of humor. Carolyn & Paul

Cathy Coppersmith

January 10, 2018 3:16PM

Bev...When John told me about David I was and still am in shock. I am at a loss for words except that I am so very sorry. I pray God gives you strength to get through this very hard time. Cathy

patrick kearns

January 09, 2018 3:31PM

As others have expressed there are few words to say that can ease your pain for Dave's loss.
I know that Dave and I had such good times meeting for coffee at Tom Thumb every week. As a neighbor we had good times playing golf and shooting pool at the senior center( we were there not as seniors) but to have some fun! as Romeo men.:) I drive by Tom Thumb and think about our good times.
Patrick Kearns

Kwan Graff

January 09, 2018 2:08PM

Tim and I are saddened to hear but Dave’s passing. Being your neighbors in Frisco for 7 years was a joy. We always enjoyed haveing our neighborly chats. Dave will be missed. We wish Bev, Anthony, Angela, Brandon and kids all the best from Dave’s home state of Washington.

Love, Tim and Kwan Graff

Tom & Pat Bigby

January 09, 2018 12:39PM

Beverly and family,

Beverly sorry for your loss he will be missed. God's Blessings to you and your family.
Tom & Pat

Larry and Nancy Kraning

January 09, 2018 8:03AM

Words cannot express the sorrow you must be feeling. We were so sorry to her about Dave. When our paths crossed, Larry sure enjoyed talking with Dave and his sense of humor. May the good Lord help get you, and your entire family through this difficult time by holding onto joyful memories. You will be in our prayers in the coming days.

Mindy Shaw

January 08, 2018 9:40PM

Angela, I’m so very sorry for your loss. I’ll be keeping you and all your family in my thoughts and prayers.
Love, Mindy

Tory Hoss

January 08, 2018 8:12PM

I just heard. I am so sorry, Bev... My prayers are with you and your family...

Doug and Judy Loudon

January 08, 2018 6:27PM

David was obviously a happy man who loved his family, and his family loved him, and will miss him so.

Blessings and prayers,
Doug and Judy

Doug and Judy

January 08, 2018 6:24PM

His obituary says how much he was loved and how much he loved those around him, and how he'll be missed.
Blessings and prayers,
Doug and Judy

Doug and Judy

January 08, 2018 6:15PM

It's a lovely Obit, and shows how much he was loved, and will be missed.

Doug and Judy

Diane and Keith Nelson

January 08, 2018 5:31PM

Dear Bev, Anthony, Angela and Family.

Our warm thoughts are with you at this very difficult time.

Diane & Keith Nelson

Sherryl Anderson

January 08, 2018 4:26PM

My heart is aching for you and your Family Beverly. Thank you for sharing so much about Dave’s life with us in that beautiful tribute. Dave was really a great guy and may everything that made him so special live on through your memories and keep him close to you. Sending my love and my deepest sympathy. God’s Blessings to you. Sherryl

John R Dickey

January 08, 2018 1:11PM

Beverly and family,
I can't even begin to express how my heart aches for you and the entire family. David was truly a fabulous guy and will be so dearly missed. You will forever be in my thoughts and prayers.