He came to us from St. George’s School, where he lettered in football and baseball. At Princeton, he also lettered in both sports and was awarded the Poe Cup. He was president of Tiger Inn and the Semper Fidelis Society. Majoring in religion, Hank wrote his thesis on the cultural reasons for the very positive public response to Martin Luther. Upon graduation, he served honorably three years in the Marine Corps.
Hank then started what became a celebrated 45-year career as a beloved teacher and coach at St. Mark’s in Southborough. He also earned a master’s degree in history at Northeastern University. In 2010, he retired from teaching but, even at 70, Hank continued as assistant coach of both baseball and football teams at St. Mark’s.
He is survived by his partner, Mari Quirk; his children, John, Henry III, Storm, John Quirk, Heather Quirk Courts, Holly Quirk Lane; and 12 grandchildren.