Mr. Quiner was born Aug. 30, 1939, in Alameda, Calif., and grew up in Hayward, Calif. He served over nine years in the U.S. Navy Submarine Service. Following his discharge, he had a distinguished career that included 10 years with IBM. It was his lifelong dream to come to Alaska, and six and a half years ago he moved to Homer. He worked as the data processing manager for the City of Homer prior to his retirement.
His family said, "Bill -- as friends and family knew him -- was known for his love of cooking and literature. He was also a lifelong Scouter and worked through that organization and through the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to serve and improve the community. Once having put his hand to the plow, he did not look back."
Mr. Quiner is survived by his wife of 42 years, Colleen; his mother, Jean Quiner of Paradise, Calif.; and his brother, Robert Quiner, of Manteca, Calif. He is also survived by what his family called "his greatest legacy," his 13 children: Lt. Cmdr. Timothy Quiner, U.S. Navy; Michael Quiner of Walla Walla, Wash.; Capt. Kenneth Quiner, U.S. Marine Corps; Matthew Quiner and Tiffiny Banks, of Kodiak; Patrick Quiner and Rebekah Quiner of Albany, Ore.; Benjamin Quiner of Canby, Ore.; and Heather Carlos, Spencer Quiner, Abraham Quiner, Richard Quiner and Shannon Quiner, all of Homer; and 14 grandchildren.