Obituary: Dr. Quentin J. Spittler

Dr. Quentin J. Spittler, age 90, died peacefully surrounded by his loving family on November 26, 2023. Quentin was a kind-hearted and generous man who will be deeply missed. His Faith was deep, and his love for the Lord was unwavering. Quentin was born in Cleveland, Ohio, on August 5, 1933, to the late Dr. Felix Spittler and Genevieve Basel Spittler.

Quentin is survived by his loving wife, Geri (nee Branke) Mallinak Spittler, and his children with Barbara, Michael (Cindy) Spittler, Anndrea Wolfgram, Rosemary (John) Cox, Peter Spittler, Quentin “Q” Spittler, Dennis Spittler, and Phillip Spittler; his 15 grandchildren Christopher (Gloria) Wolfgram, Michael (Gina) Wolfgram, Jessica (Adrienne) Spittler, Kevin (Jessica) Spittler, Rachael (Erik) Olson, Allison (Andy) Williamson, Jamieson Cox, Sara Spittler, Sam Spittler, Olivia Spittler, Emily Spittler, Max Spittler, Mitchell (Jessica) Spittler, Sophia Spittler, Luke Spittler; his 13 great-grandchildren; and his brothers Felix (Claire) Spittler and Thomas (Joan) Spittler. He is preceded in death by his first wife of 56 years, Barbara (Folin) Spittler, brothers Richard (Joan) Spittler, Father Ernest Spittler, S. J., sisters Susanne (Richard) Ward, Carol (Charles) Menk, Germaine, and great-grandchild Landon Wolfgram, son of Christopher (Glori) Wolfgram.

He graduated from Ignatius High School in Cleveland, then served 4 years in the United States Air Force, stationed in Guam, during the Korean War. After the service, he married Barbara J. Folin on May 25, 1955 and graduated from The Ohio State University College of Medicine in 1964. Quentin completed his medical residency at Fairview Hospital in Cleveland, OH and attended Our Lady of Angels Catholic Church parish with Barbara and his young growing family.

After residency, Quentin started his Obstetrics & Gynecology practice in Mentor, Ohio, in 1968 with his partner, Dr. Richard Robie. He practiced for nearly 30 years and was highly respected in the medical and surrounding Lake County communities for his hard work, dedication, compassion, and generosity. Quentin was a dedicated parishioner of St. Mary’s of the Assumption Church in Mentor, Ohio, where he and Barbara raised their seven children before her passing in Sep 2011. He served as a Eucharistic minister for 10 years and was involved in numerous parish activities and charitable organizations like the Christ Child Society of the Western Reserve.

But more than anything, Quentin was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. He loved spending time with his wife, children, and grandchildren. He especially loved hosting all-night poker games at the kitchen table with his grandkids, playing Scrabble and cribbage, working on puzzles while on-call, playing word games, reading, and gardening. Quentin was an avid sportsman who enjoyed attending all sporting events involving his children and grandchildren, including golf, hockey, tennis, basketball, football, baseball, diving, swimming, and snow skiing. He was also a part-time personal coach, trainer, and chauffeur for his children and grandchildren. He volunteered as a team physician during his children’s Pee-wee, CYO, and High School athletic years. He could always be found on the sidelines. He especially loved the holidays, birthdays, cooking, gourmet club dinners, and bridge club socials. He was always there for anyone with guidance, support, and encouragement. Quentin was the true essence of a father and grandfather to his children and grandchildren his whole life.

Ferfolia Funeral Home in Sagamore Hills, OH, will handle arrangements for the celebration of Quentin’s life.  Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Basil the Great Catholic Church in Brecksville, OH, on December 4, 2023, at 11:00 am.  A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church, Mentor, OH, on Tuesday, December 5, 2023, where the family will receive friends at the church from 9:30-11:00 am, which will be followed by Mass at 11:00 am. Following Mass, a private family internment ceremony will be at All Souls Cemetery, Chardon Twp. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Dr. Quentin Spittler’s memory to Christ Child Society of the Western Reserve located at 9324 Mentor Avenue, Mentor, OH 44060 Holy Family Health Care & Hospice, 6707 State Rd., Cleveland, OH 44134 I’m in Ministry P.O. Box 31880 Independence, OH 44131 or to Womankind 5350 Transportation Blvd. Suite 18 Garfield Hts., OH 44125

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