James McClellan “Mac” Quann, 81, a lifelong resident of Fredericksburg, passed away on Friday, December 1, 2017.
Mac started his working career as a Washington, DC Union # 5 plumber working on projects including the Kennedy Center, Smithsonian Institute, Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium and the FBI Academy at Quantico.
In 1974 he started his own mechanical contracting company named Jomac Inc. Over a period of 43 years he was involved in numerous commercial projects including shopping centers, medical buildings, dental offices, restaurants, schools, office buildings, retail stores, manufacturing plants and automobile dealerships.
Mac was an instrument rated private pilot for more than 40 years. He restored a 1930 Waco bi-plane, 1of 2 flying in the world, and won awards for his restoration efforts. He was a longstanding member of the Swift Association and owned a 1946 Swift airplane, hangared at Shannon Airport. He was a sponsor of the Virginia Aviation Museum in Richmond.
Mac loved all things antique and collected many pieces over the years. He was very knowledgeable and spent a great deal of time researching the types of antiques he collected. Mac was an avid gun collector of pre-1964 Winchesters, gun memorabilia, 18th century furniture, music boxes, 18th century tall clocks, banjo, bracket and mantel clocks, pocket watches and duck decoys. He spent many hours in his workshop restoring and repairing antiques. Two of Mac’s favorite antiques were his Fredericksburg tall clock by Thomas Walker circa 1780’s and a Fredericksburg chair handcrafted in the 18th Century.
He was a member and supporter of the Historic Fredericksburg Foundation, Inc. and Fredericksburg Area Museum.
Survivors include his longtime companion, Cheryl Matthew; his children, Rick Quann (Chrissy), Larry Quann (Pat), Tim Quann (Laura), Teresa Quann and Catharine Quann; six grandchildren Kelley, James, Hunter, Bridgette, Ben, and Matthew; three great-grandchildren Daoud, Simon and Zaine; and sister Joyce Ware (Woodie).
A graveside service will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, December 5 at Oak Hill Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Fredericksburg Area Museum, 907 Princess Anne St., Fredericksburg, VA 22401 and Shannon Air Museum, 3380 Shannon Airport Cir., Fredericksburg, VA 22408.
Oak Hill Cemetery
Tuesday December 5th, 2017
1902 Plank Road
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
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Submitted by Ali, Kelley, Daoud, and Zaine Aziz on Dec 7 2017 08:39:45 AM
Dear Cheryl and Family,
Tom and I were so saddened to hear of Mac's passing. We were fortunate enough to meet him when we first arrived in Fredericksburg and he embraced us with an invitation to his fabulous Christmas Party. We made many new friends there. His beaming smile and robust laughter will be missed in Fredericksburg. Our prayers go to you and your family.
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The staff at the Fredericksburg Area Museum sends our thoughts and prayers to your family!
Submitted by Sara Poore on Dec 4 2017 06:20:01 PM
Sorry to hear about Mac. Our thoughts are with you and his family.
Donald and Patricia Payne
Submitted by Patricia on Dec 4 2017 10:13:35 AM
Mac, you were the epitome of the true Southern gentleman. It was an honour and a pleasure to have known you. My deepest condolences to Cheryl, his family, and everyone who knew & loved Mac.
Submitted by Kym Solley on Dec 3 2017 06:19:40 PM
Larry , Ricky & family, our thoughts & prayers are with you during this difficult time. May happy memories of your Dad help you in the days ahead.
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