Celebration of Life

Alban D. E. Quow

Sunrise – April 5, 1938
Sunset – January 15, 2022


Author Unknown

Life is just a stepping-stone
A pause before we make it home
A simple place to rest and be,
Until we reach eternity.
Everyone has a life journey,
A path to take with lots to see
God guides our steps along the way,
But we were never meant to stay.

Our final destination is a place
Filled with love, His majesty and grace.
Today we celebrate the life of a loved one
Who has gone before us, the race he has won.
His journey has now ended,
His spirit has ascended
Claiming the great reward
With Jesus, our Lord.

Alban D. E. Quow, age 83 of Brooklyn, NY passed away peacefully at his home on Saturday, January 15, 2022, with his daughter Dionne, several grandchildren and great-grandchildren and his partner Portia Gordon by his side. Alban was born April 5, 1938, in Barrouallie, St. Vincent, West Indies to Benjamin and Edith “Estelle” Quow. He was the seventh child of a large family of eight. Alban served in several professional capacities as a young man on the island of St. Vincent, as a primary school teacher for a short time, policeman and a manager of the Cane Grove Estates. He was also known as “Promoter” in Barrouallie because of his involvement in the promotion of shows such as the famous Dutch Brothers of Trinidad. In 1965, he married Patsy Quow and the family moved to New York in 1967. Alban worked on Wall Street with the Brokerage firm Shearson, Hammill & Co. and later entered the insurance industry where he worked with New York Life until his retirement in 2020. Alban was highly regarded in the life insurance industry and was one of the top agents for the company receiving multiple awards for his outstanding performance. Alban was also a lifelong committed member of the Methodist Church and was a true believer in Jesus Christ. He was a board member of Trinity Methodist Church and sang in their choir and the choirs of John Wesley Methodist and Janes United Methodist Churches. He believed in community and service and was involved with various local organizations such as the Bedford Stuyvesant Lions Club.

Alban had a passion for sports, baseball, basketball, and cricket. His favorite New York teams were the Yankees and Knicks. He was also a devoted fan of the West Indies cricket team, often following their matches all over the world and if you called him during a match, he would tell you he could not talk right now. When watching the games of one of his favorite teams, he would immerse himself into the game commenting on the performance of each player. At times he displayed a feverish pitch when the players were not performing up to par. Through his lifelong quest for excellence and high standards, he influenced the lives of his children, grandchildren, and all those around him. He was incredibly generous with his time, attending numerous family milestones and events, a true distinguished gentleman. He will forever be remembered for his grace, integrity, kind heart and loving spirit.

Alban is preceded in death by his parents Benjamin and Edith “Estelle” Quow, his brothers: John “Norris” Quow, George “Mack” Quow and his sister Dorothy “Olga” Quow. He is survived by Patsy Quow, his children and their spouses, Franklin Quow (Ruth Kalila), Jacqueline Thomas (Betram), Anthony “Tony” Quow, Rhonda Bruce (Willis), Allan “Elliott” Quow (Jewel), Wendell Neil, Lana Douglas (Nigel “Fitzy”), Dionne Quow-Collins (Maurice “Wayne”), Grandchildren: Britney, Alexander, Bertram Jr., Chanelle, Jason Anthony (Victoria), Dasha, Dominick “Nicky”, Rica (Kevin), Bria, Kyler, Christian, Justice, Adia, Kai, Iné, Mya, and Isa, eight Great-Grandchildren, one Great-Great Grandchild, his brothers Benjamin Quow and Norman Quow, his sisters Doreatha Quow and Enid Quow-Blackburn, his partner Portia Gordon and her children Sefako, Elom, and Kwami, as well as countless nieces and nephews, friends and the Lampkin and Quow family members around the world.


Friday, January 28, 2022

R. Steven LaGall Home for Funerals
4601 Avenue N, Brooklyn NY 11234


Tuesday February 01, 2022

Viewing: 9:30am – 10:30am Sharp
Service: 10:30am – 12:00pm

(150 Capacity-masks & vaccination cards required)

Trinity Methodist Church Of Brooklyn
1148 Eastern Pkwy, Brooklyn, NY 11213


Tuesday February 01, 2022

Rosehill Cemetery and Crematory
355 E. Linden Avenue, Linden, NJ 07036
T: 908-862-4990
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Website updated on February 01, 2022, 2:00 am

Please visit R. Steven LeGall Home for Funerals for condolences.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the American Cancer Society in honor of their father Alban D. E. Quow.
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The Quow family wishes to express their sincere and deepest appreciation and thanks for the outpouring of love and concern shown in our time of sorrow. We are extremely grateful for the understanding and thoughtfulness extended by R. Steven LaGall Home for Funerals, Trinity Methodist Church of Brooklyn, Janes United Methodist Church, Rosehill Cemetery and Crematory, Gardenia Flower Shop, Plaza Florist, Cards and Letters of Sympathy, Imagegrfx.com, Church Soloists: J. Erlene Williams-King, Organist: Joellie Jeffers, and Archbishop Eugene J. Blount of Elim International Fellowship. May our Lord and Savior continue to bless us all.