Sleep Products’ John Quinn dies

Bedding industry veteran John D. Quinn of Sleep Products Inc. in New Albany, Ind., died Jan. 4, following a long battle with cancer. He was 77.

The Quinn family entered the mattress business in 1924, running and building Kentucky Sanitary Bedding. In 1958, the family started Sleep Products Inc. as a Restonic licensee.

“Sleep Products Inc. thrives today because of their commitment to honesty, fairness, integrity and an ability to conduct themselves with high standards for more than 50 years,” said Ron Passaglia, Restonic president.

Quinn served as president and chief executive officer of the company and, most recently, as chairman. He was active in the Restonic organization, serving on the board as chairman and treasurer.

“He worked tirelessly for the betterment of Restonic as a mentor to new licensees, ambassador to international licensees and chairman of several search committees when Restonic was seeking new leadership,” Passaglia said. “John was well respected throughout the industry and will be missed by all.”

Quinn served in the Air Force during the Korean War.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Lou; three sons, Lee, Bob and Tom; a daughter, Ellen; 13 grandchildren; and five great–grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to the American Cancer Society.

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