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Obituary for Nicholas James Quinif

Nicholas James Quinif, M.D., a retired urologist, died at his home in Highlands, NC on December 17th, 2019, due to complications from metastatic melanoma. He was 66.

Born in Toledo, OH on April 15th, 1953, he was the son of the late Richard Quinif and the late Patricia Casey. He is survived by his wife of forty-one years, Alice McElhannon Quinif; sons Brian (Kristine) Quinif of Brooklyn, NY and Michael Quinif of Thomasville, GA; grandchildren, Kendall and Davis Brown and Gray Quinif; brothers, Terry, Kevin, and Eric Quinif; and step-mother, Lavelle Wisenbaker.

A graduate of Case Western Reserve University and the Medical College of Georgia, Nick, as he was known by his friends, continued his medical training at Akron General Medical Center. A board-certified urologist, he practiced for six years in Greenville, MS before moving to Thomasville, GA, where he practiced for the rest of his career. At Archbold Memorial Hospital, he was a revered member of the medical community, serving in a variety of leadership positions, including Chief-of-Staff. He was a deacon and long-time member of First Presbyterian Church of Thomasville.

Upon retirement, he and his wife moved full-time to Highlands, where they had maintained a vacation home for many years. In Highlands, he was a member of Cullasaja Club and Community Bible Church.

Nick was passionate about his patients and his family, above all, his devoted wife. He preferred to let his actions speak louder than his words and was an ideal role model for his family and community. In his free time, he loved golf, food, and wine (and travel that included all of the above). He was the consummate host and loved sharing his culinary gifts with family and friends.

The funeral service will be held at 1pm, Saturday, December 21st, in the chapel of Macon Funeral Home, Franklin, NC. The Reverend Jo Jo Thomas will officiate. Burial will be at Highlands Memorial Park. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at Macon Funeral Home.

Condolences can be made to the family at For memorial contributions, the family has designated New Life Ministries and The Cancer Research Institute.