John Thomas Quigg Memorial Charitable Fund
About the fund
Established by the family and friends of Tom Quigg, who was active in business and civic endeavors in northeastern Pennsylvania, to carry on his tradition of community, charitable, and educational support.
From the Donor:
Tom was born in Danville in 1930 and grew up in Clarks Summit where he was a stand-out player for the undefeated Clarks Summit High School football team. He attended Lehigh University on a football scholarship until an injury ended his career. He completed his undergraduate work at the University of Scranton, served in the U.S. Marine Corps, and earned an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School. He also graduated from the Executive Education Program of the Harvard University Business School. His early career was with Esso Oil Corporation in upstate New York and Chicago. Upon returning to northeastern Pennsylvania he worked for Megargee Brothers Paper Company, International Correspondence School, and was a Vice President of Keystone Junior College. He then returned to his roots in the petroleum business and became Co-Owner & CEO of Tri-County Oil Corporation headquartered in Berwick, and also proprietor of Seddon-Lathrop Oil Corporation headquartered in Montrose, which he evolved into the Pump N Pantry chain of convenience stores, which remains a family-run business operated by his son Scott.
Tom led a humble yet productive life and had a personal tradition of community and charitable support. He was involved with the United Way of Lackawanna County, served on the Vestry of the Church of Epiphany in Glenburn and St. Paul’s Church in Montrose. He was a founding Board member of The Community Foundation of the Endless Mountains where his son Peter works, and served on the Boards of Keystone College, University of Scranton, Robert Packer Hospital, and the Pocono Environmental Education Center. He provided college scholarships for local students and was proud of rescuing from demolition the still-active Montrose Movie Theater which he eventually donated to the Montrose Restoration Committee. He was also a recipient of the Paul Harris award from the Montrose Rotary Club. His memorial endowment is intended to continue his legacy of support for various civic, charitable, and educational endeavors throughout northeastern Pennsylvania and beyond.