A Veteran Was Called Home

MSgt (Ret) Tim McQuitty

On Veterans Day 2020, Timothy Wayne McQuitty, age 70, died peacefully at home surrounded by family and friends.  Tim was born December 7, 1949, in Elwood, IN, and was a graduate of Wendell L. Wilkie High School and Park College.  He married the love of his life, Kathy Mazanec, on October 10, 1975, in Fort Worth, Texas.

In 1991, Tim retired as a Master Sergeant from the United States Air Force after 20 years of service,  where he served during the Vietnam War in Guam, Thailand, Taiwan, and then served in Texas, Germany, Greece, and Arizona.  After retiring from the Air Force, he had a career as a safety officer for sand and gravel companies in Arizona.  

Tim loved anything military-related, hunting, fishing, woodworking, dogs, sports–especially hockey, Indy cars, and NASCAR, RVing, and travel.  He visited all 50 states–Hawaii being his favorite.  He enjoyed talking politics and piddling around in the backyard with his Koi ponds and chickens.  But more than anything, he loved his family and friends. 

Tim’s dedication and love for his wife, Kathy, was known by all.  He is survived by Kathy, his daughter Karmen, his extended family in Indiana and Texas, his USAF family, and his “adopted” Arizona family. 

Interment of ashes will be on Friday, March 12, 2021, at 11 am at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona located at 23029 North Cave Creek Road in Phoenix, AZ.  Memorial contributions suggested to American Red Cross Blood Bank.



SEP 70 – OCT 70                      TECH SCHOOL/CHANUTE AFB, IL

NOV 70 – JUL 73                      7 BW/CARSWELL AFB, TX

SEP 72 – FEB 73                       TDY TO ANDERSON AFB, GUAM

JUL 73 – JUL 74                       374 TAW/CCK AB, TAIWAN

JUL 73 – NOV 76                     7 BW/CARSWELL AFB, TX

NOV 76 – SEP 78                     512 TFS/RAMSTEIN AB, GERMANY

SEP 78 – SEP 79                       HELINKON AB, GREECE

SEP 79 – DEC 82                       REESE AFB, TX

JAN 83 – JUL 90                       WILLIAMS AFB, AZ