Tacoma Youth Symphony board, community lost dear friend

May 28, 2014 

The life of a state appellate judge is rarely dramatic or headline-grabbing, and the name Christine Quinn-Brintnall is likely foreign to many. But with the untimely death of this wonderful local woman on May 19, our state has lost a fine judge and our community has lost a friend.

Chris Quinn-Brintnall was not one for the spotlight. She was understated and measured, humble and unassuming, but matter-of-fact and never misunderstood. She served without drawing attention. Outside the courtroom, where she was a vital leader as Chief Judge of the Washington Court of Appeals, she volunteered quietly. Civic organizations, schools, and churches had the benefit of her generous gifts of time and counsel.

We on the Tacoma Youth Symphony Board, where she served for many years, knew her passion for this community and for its young people. It was our honor to serve alongside her. We will miss her. And we will, none of us, ever fill the void she leaves behind. Rest in peace, dear friend.


President, Tacoma Youth Symphony Board of Trustees

Gig Harbor, WA

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