Edward H. Finkbeiner

Died: Fri., Jun. 23, 2017

Memorial Service

12:00 PM Sat., Jul. 01, 2017
Location: St Clements Episcopal Church

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Edward H. Finkbeiner, 82, of Lutz passed away June 23, 2017. He was an USAF veteran and retired Captain with Delta Airlines (36 years). Preceded in death by his daughter, Susan Lunsford, and survived by his wife, Barbara; children, Brad, Dale (Eleanor) and Sharon Pearson; grandchildren, Austin Lunsford and Kevin Finkbeiner. Step family, Larry and Gloria Hernandez; grandchildren, Alicea Hernandez and Eileen (Aaron) Edwards; two great grandsons, Jameson and Weston Edwards. A memorial service will be held at 12:00, July 1st at St. Clement’s Episcopal Church, Tampa. Memorials may be given to the Children’s Home, 10909 Memorial Hwy., Tampa, FL 33615.
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Bruce Beavers
   Posted Fri June 30, 2017
I am very saddened to hear of Ed's passing. I flew with him many times while at Delta Airlines and thoroughly enjoyed his company. He was a great story teller and an excellent pilot!
I also enjoy thinking about my time with him.
He will be sorely missed!

Captain Bruce Beavers

Bill Feldman
   Posted Fri June 30, 2017
Years and years ago I flew copilot for Ed on the 727. He was always smiling and gracious to all who crossed his path. He was a good pilot and an even better traveling companion. After I checked out as captain I always attempted to emulate his professional and personal behavior.

Kent and Karen Black
   Posted Sun July 02, 2017
We had the pleasure of meeting Ed and his family in 1976 when we moved to the Dallas area. We enjoyed 3 wonderful years being neighbors and friends before we moved again. We continued to stay in touch over the many years since and always enjoyed Ed's wonderful sense of humor. He was a great friend and we will miss him.

Ed Evans
   Posted Sun July 02, 2017
Ed was a great guy. From the early days when his father owned the boat yard on the Hillsbrough and I lived near there. To letting me and my family use his house on the Weeki Wachee.....The world would be a better place with more like him...Ed Evans ,retired Delta employee

Molly Hair
   Posted Sun July 02, 2017
I have so many fond memories of you along with my family and the Blacks. I remember once, when I was a young kid, you or Mr. Black jumping out of the coffin in the wonderfully elaborate Halloween decorations!! I was so sad to hear of your passing. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. With love, Molly

Aubrey Hair
   Posted Mon July 03, 2017
I too remember "Capt" Eddie for his great sense of humor. He was a good neighbor and good friend. I have a lot of memories of the great times we had siting around the swimming pool telling stories. I am a retired Delta pilot but we never flew together. Clear skies and tailwinds Eddie.

Tom Seever
   Posted Wed July 05, 2017
It has been many years since we last flew together, yet I immediately smile thinking of Ed. A special person who made the room happier because he was in it.