Age 91, Luray, Va.
Paul Conklin Quigg Sr. of Luray, Virginia passed away peacefully on December 6, 2022 at the age of 91, seven months after the passing of his beloved wife of 68 years, Marjorie.
Born on February 8, 1931, Paul grew up in Arlington, Virginia as the second of three children of Irvin and Elizabeth Quigg. After graduating from Washington & Lee High School, where he was a track and field state champion, Paul attended and graduated from the University of Virginia with a degree in Architecture. He had a long and successful career as an architect and designed many commercial and residential buildings, including several homes for his family. He was also an accomplished artist.
Paul and Margie met at the University of Virginia and married in 1954. After a stint in the Army, stationed in Germany, Paul and Margie settled in Annandale and raised their family. He was an avid traveler. The family enjoyed many vacations together while the kids were growing up, including a trip out west to the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, and the Grand Tetons. He and Margie traveled the world together including trips to many national parks, Australia and New Zealand, and several trips to Europe.
Paul and Margie lived in Luray for the last 25 years where they had many close friends. He was involved in several local organizations including Tuesday Night Supper Club, Senior Supper Club, Page County Heritage Association, and the Warehouse Art Gallery. He was a strong supporter of the Hawksbill Greenway. He also played golf at the Luray Caverns Country Club and hiked and skied the Blue Ridge Mountains. He especially enjoyed Friday lunch at Brookside Restaurant with a group of friends.
He cared deeply about environmental issues and was an avid outdoorsman his entire life, including many epic Boy Scout camping and backpacking trips as a leader, ski trips in the western US and Europe, canoeing and beach adventures.
Paul is survived by his younger brother Donald; his three children Karen, Paul Jr., and Laura; daughter-in-law Mary; son-in-law John; eight grandchildren Katherine, Paul III, Erin, Michael, Elizabeth, Molly, Conor and Ana; and three great-grandchildren Remy, Paul IV, and Kennedy.
The family will hold a small, private memorial service to honor his life.