Obituary of Dr. Mark Quadrel
Dr. Mark Anthony Quadrel, 61, of Caldwell, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, October 24, 2018. Born in Montclair, he raised his family in Rockaway Township before moving to Caldwell in 2017.
Mark ("Doc" or "Q", as he was affectionately known), was a practicing physician for 35 years. He graduated from medical school at the Universidad de Noreste in Tampico, Mexico after he completed college at Seton Hall and West Essex High School. Doc completed his residency in Internal Medicine at UMDNJ and served as an Attending Physician and Assistant Professor from 1987-2001 at UMDNJ. Afterwards, he joined Internal Medicine of Morris County in Mine Hill as a partner for over 20 years. During this time he was also an Attending Physician at St. Clare's Hospital in Dover, the Regency Grande Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Dover, and was also Principle Investigator of Clinical Trials at IMC. Later in his professional career, Dr. Quadrel returned to his passion for teaching as an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Rutgers in Newark and Attending Physician. Doc was well known and highly respected in the medical community, especially by his patients, students and the resident physicians. He received many awards, including the Golden Apple from New Jersey Medical School.
Mark was also passionate about sports and coaching. In high school, he was a football player and varsity wrestler and even with his busy professional career, Doc remained committed to youth sports in Rockaway Township. He was a long-time coach for Rockaway Rockets football, Little League Baseball, Basketball and Lacrosse for Rockaway teams. Doc also performed emergency medical assistance at Morris Knolls High School football games. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hiking, landscaping, paintball, riding ATVs, fishing or simply basking in the sunshine.
Doc was known for his selfless love and support of family. He is survived by his three sons, Ryan Anthony and his wife Deepti Nahar, Christopher Michael and Steven Mark; his grandson, Aryan Anthony Nahar Quadrel; his four sisters, Linda McLoughlin and her husband Robert, Lisa Quadrel, Debbie Quadrel, Lori Smith and her husband Chad, as well as many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his beloved wife and mother of their three sons, Wanda Marie; his sister, Patty Tracey; and his parents, Vincent and Connie Quadrel. He will be sorely missed by his colleagues, friends, students, interns and residents.
A Memorial Mass will be held on Friday, November 2, 2018 at 10:00AM at St. Clement Pope & Martyr Church in Rockaway. The Inurnment will follow at Gate of Heaven Mausoleum in East Hanover. Dr. Quadrel dedicated his life to helping people and supporting families. He was especially passionate about addiction prevention and counseling. In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer donations to be made in his name to: Heroin Epidemic Relief Organization (HERO), PO Box 2536, Orland Park, IL 60462-1091 www.herofoundation.org
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