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“Dear Jim,I just learned about the passing of your beloved Maggie;so, so sorry for your loss.Maggie shopped with me as a Talbots associate and I...Read More »
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“Jim, we only saw Maggie a few times when you and she were next door at John and Barbara's, but her kindness and sweet nature was evident. Please...Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: Dru and Don

“Jim, We're so very sorry to hear about Maggie's passing. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. ”
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“Jim, I'm sorry I cannot be there for the funeral. I met and enjoyed working with Maggie in Civil Engineering . God bless you and family during this...Read More »
4 of 12 | Posted by: Ron Ditmer

“Jim and family, My prayers and thoughts are with you at this most difficult time. Maggie will be missed so much She was such an amazing person. I am...Read More »
5 of 12 | Posted by: A friend

“I'm sorry I cannot be there for the funeral tomorrow. Maggie was a wonderful person. May God bless and comfort her family in this time of need. ”
6 of 12 | Posted by: David D. Tischler

“Jim, I am so saddened to hear of the loss of your wife, Maggie. I met and loved working with Maggie at Wright-Patterson in the Civil Engineering...Read More »
7 of 12 | Posted by: Dee Babiarz

“To Maggie's beloved family, Please receive my most sincere condolences. Maggie was an amazing person and professsional. I had the fortune to work...Read More »
8 of 12 | Posted by: Mercedes Enrique

“Jim and family, many thanks that Maggie brought her unique talents into the Wright-Patterson work place. Definitely a lady with a good sense of...Read More »
9 of 12 | Posted by: Dick Whitney

“Dear Maggie it was an honor to work with you and get to know you, may the Angels be with you, all my love ”
10 of 12 | Posted by: Susan Orzel - Bellbrook, OH

“I am sorry for your loss. I know Maggie must leave a significant void. I admired Maggie so much for her intelligence and ease of digging to the...Read More »
11 of 12 | Posted by: Melissa Bartell

“Jim and family, my condolences and sympathy for your great loss along with prayers to all of you during this difficult time. ”
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TUSS, Margarita “Maggie” Quintana passed peacefully at home in the arms of her beloved husband, Jim Tuss, after a thirteen year battle with breast cancer. She was predeceased by her mother, Margarita Couceiro in 1984 and her beloved bunny, Nibbles in 2016. Born in Havana, Cuba on 17 October, 1956, her family emigrated to Madrid, Spain in 1969 after the Cuban Revolution, and eventually settled in Dayton, Ohio in 1972. Maggie graduated in the inaugural class of Chaminade-Julienne High School in 1974. Following graduation, she entered the University of Dayton where she earned a B.S. in Civil Engineering in 1978. Maggie began her professional career at Dayton, Power and Light, where she met her husband Jim. They married in 1981. She eventually went to work at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base (WPAFB), where she rose through the ranks and became Chief of the Engineering Division of the 88th Civil Engineering Group where she led the design and construction of many beautiful new buildings. She retired in early 2016. Maggie and Jim lived at their home in Miami Township for nearly 36 years. They had a wonderful life together. Maggie loved to travel, especially to the beach. She loved to shop, particularly with her younger sister, Lourdes, whom she thought of as her Barbie doll. During the summers she loved to golf and relax by the pool. In retirement, she joined a garden club to pursue her love of flowers. She had a deep faith in God and was a member of St Henry Parish, in Dayton, OH. She was an inspiring 13 year survivor of breast cancer. She leaves behind her loving husband, Jim Tuss of Dayton, OH; her sister Lourdes Quintana Maurice (Mark, deceased 2016), of Alexandria, VA; her godson and nephew Anthony Maurice of San Jose, CA and her newest nephew, puppy Santiago, Mother-in-law, Mary Tuss (John, deceased) of Dayton, OH; Brother-in-law, John Tuss of Dayton, OH; her niece and nephew Jamie Tuss (Phil Tokarsky) of New York, NY and Michael Tuss of Dayton, OH; her father Gustavo Quintana of Middletown, CT; many cousins throughout the world and wonderful friends, especially Barbara Burgess O'Brien of Dayton, OH. A mass of Christian Burial will take place at 11:30 on August 11, 2017 at St. Henry's Catholic Parish, 6696 N Springboro Pike, Dayton. Family will greet friends one hour prior to service at the church. The family would like to thank her wonderful doctor, nurses, and staff at the Greater Dayton Cancer Center for the loving care they provided Maggie during her battle with cancer. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to the House Rabbit Society, 148 Broadway, Richmond CA 94804 or online http://rabbit.org/making-a-donation-to-house-rabbit-society/.

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