Born Jan. 8, 1936, in Akron, he was the son of Edward and Marie (McKitrick) McQuaid. He had lived in Streetsboro for 38 years. He was a former Stow resident.
Mr. McQuaid was a machinist for Reuther Mold and Manufacturing in Cuyahoga Falls.
He was a member of Ravenna Moose Lodge No. 1234.
Survivors include his wife, Martina, to whom he was married for 41 years; sons, John E. Jr. of Cuyahoga Falls, Charles L. of Kent and Thomas L. of Rootstown; daughter, Mary L. Schenk of Randolph; eight grandchildren; brother, Bob of Cleveland; and sister, Martha Demiter of Iowa. A brother, Donald, died previously.
Calling hours will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Shorts Funeral Home, Streetsboro Chapel, where services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, with the Rev. Carl Holm officiating. Burial will be in Crown Hill Cemetery in Twinsburg.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.