Sir John Quiroz

May 30, 1961 - October 17, 2023

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Sir John Quiroz, Baron of Shrewsbury

May 30, 1961 – October 17, 2023


With the deepest regret, we report the passing of Sir John Quiroz in the early morning on October 17, 2023.

If all the great Earth could be divided into do-ers and watchers, Sir Quiroz was undeniably a do-er. He and his beloved wife LeeAnn shared a wonderfully full, exciting, and comfortable life together full of chivalry and adventure.

Sir John was known for his skills at the grill and for brewing his own beer, for his unyielding love of football, especially the Rams football team, regardless of what city they played for.  He was also known for the unusual and distinctive car he often drove, a black Pontiac Solstice modified with blue flames up the sides and a softly glowing bat symbol in the rear window. He and his wife took many long drives in the batmobile together, along with other members of the Pontiac Solstice Car Club.  Sir John was lesser known for his skill as a tennis player, or for his mastery of the alto saxophone.

Sir John may be more commonly known for his work with the Masonic Brotherhood, where he rose quickly through the ranks, eventually serving at the role of Worshipful Master. He and LeeAnn traveled often as emissaries of their charitable organizations like the Masons, the Knights Templar, the Order of the Eastern Star, and many others.  They traveled to Finland, Japan, the Carribean islands. He was especially fond of his visit to Quiros, Spain. He learned much about his family lineage there and was quite proud to be a part of the Quiroz history.

Sir John was affectionately known as Papa John to his most favorite people, his grandchildren Claire, Brixon, and Sebastian.  Their presence in his life brought him great joy. John loved his family selflessly and spoke often of his daughter Christina and his son Michael, his niece Katherine, and his nephews Brett and Christopher. Family was everything to Sir John, and those lucky enough to be loved by him were deeply blessed by the time they had together.

Any time Sir Quiroz got an idea to do a thing, he just went and did the thing.  Together, he and his wife served in the volunteer coast guard, coached little league, volunteered at local children’s hospitals, and many, many more.  His life was one of service to his community and a testament to the power love can have when freely given to the ones around us.  He was a do-er, and everything he did brought love and joy.  He will be missed by all who knew him, and the world is a lesser place in his absence.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances sent to Job’s Daughter’s International Aid Organization will further his mission for charitable giving and perpetuate the legacy we were so lucky to help him build.

Masonic & Eastern Star Service: Saturday, November 4, 2023, 10 AM -1:00 PM, at Omega Funeral & Cremation Service, 223 SE 122nd Avenue, Portland, Oregon.