Posted by Deborah Burke on Oct 09, 2019
Rotary Club of Utica grieves the loss of Francisco Quintana, Youth Exchange host father.
Our hearts are heavy as we learned this week of the passing of Francisco Quintana, a Rotary Club of Utica Youth Exchange host father. Francisco was a kind man with a gentle spirit who with his family was very gracious and welcoming to our exchange students. Francisco and his wife Jennifer Kemp-Quintana have been faithful supporters of Rotary Youth Exchange, having hosted several inbound students. They were always willing to help us out in a pinch. Also, two of the Quintana children participated in our outbound program. We offer our heart-felt condolences to Jennifer, Mikel, Fiona, and Andreas Kemp-Quintana.
A celebration of life will be held in Francisco’s memory this Saturday, October 12th from 2 – 3:30 PM at the Kirkland Arts Center (KAC) on the Clinton village green; all are welcome to greet the family. Also, all are welcome to attend the 1 PM regular weekend Mass at the Hamilton College Chapel, at which Francisco will be remembered. 
If you would like to help the family financial the following GoFundMe account has been set up: