A PROMINENT Huddersfield builder has died.
Mr Joseph Charles Quinn, who was in business in the town for 50 years, died at the Royal Infirmary after a short illness. He was 79.
Mr Quinn, the youngest of eight children, was known to family and friends as Joe.
He came from a long tradition in the building trade. He was a master plasterer and worked with his two brothers in the family building firm founded by his father, Joseph.
Eventually, he took over the firm and in 1970 changed its name from Joseph Quinn and Son to Huddersfield Building Services.
Mr Quinn, whose grandfather, John, helped to build Huddersfield Town Hall in the 19th century, retired 13 years ago.
He was a keen footballer in his younger days, playing for Huddersfield YMCA, where he was a life member. He was also a life member of St Patrick's Church Young Men's Society.
For the past 32 years he had been in Honley Male Voice Choir.
He was in the Army in the Second World War and in the occupying forces in Germany after it.
He and his wife, Margaret, who were married at St Patrick's and worshipped there, celebrated their golden wedding in 2000.
Mr Quinn is also survived by his two sons, Gerard and John, a daughter, Catherine, and nine grandchildren.