Kevin Quinn Finkbeiner

Died: Tue., Feb. 26, 2019

Celebration of Life

2:00 PM Sat., Mar. 23, 2019
Location: St Clements Episcopal Church

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Kevin Quinn Finkbeiner, 19, passed away unexpectedly on February 26, 2019.

Kevin is survived by his parents, Dale and Eleanor Finkbeiner; grandmothers, Bridget Quinn, Sandra Misket and Barbara Finkbeiner; uncles, Brad Finkbeiner, Robert Quinn, Brendan Quinn and Kevin Quinn; aunts, Sharon Pearson, Maureen Quinn and Sally Quinn Reed; and multiple cousins. He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Peter Quinn and Edward Finkbeiner; and aunt, Susan Lunsford.

Kevin was known to his family and friends as kind, compassionate and caring. He always put the needs of others before his own, he loved making people laugh and always had a positive attitude. Kevin always had a passion for cars and his dream was to one day live in a bungalow on the river. He also loved boating, basketball, music, living the old Florida lifestyle and just hanging out with friends. He had a great love for animals and often volunteered at the Humane Society.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm, March 23rd at St. Clement’s Episcopal Church, Tampa.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Humane Society of Pasco County.

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Nicholas W.
   Posted Sat March 09, 2019
I was deeply saddened and shocked when I learned of Kevin’s death. None of us will ever understand why him. He was a great person with an oustanding character, often pitching in a hand wherever needed, and just an all around great person to be around. He was endlessly comical making his friends laugh many times a day. He was non-judgemental toward you. He contributed a great deal to our society that needs more people like him, and he would continue to do so if he was still here. Without his knowing ever, he was the brightness of my day many middle school days, when I was going through some very difficult times while I was going through a great deal of things in my home. To him that was just second nature and I’m forever grateful. His spirit showed me how to let everything go and have fun in life. All of his friends and I from TDS will love him dearly forever. I’ve talked to many this past week (friends of his and mine in common) and we all easily unanimously agree that everyone liked him and that he was a friend to all he knew. There’s 2 groups of people in Kevin’s life - his friends and people he hadn’t met yet. He never was once disloyal or disrespectful. He just loved all, and we love him too. I pray that the many great memories of Kevin, overshadow the darkness that has happened, and comforts your family immensely. Know I’m thinking of you all, and Kevin constantly.

Warm regards,

Dominic Schaefer
   Posted Sun March 10, 2019
Gonna miss you kid. Thank you for all the memories that will be shared among so many of your friends. What I would do to have one more conversation with you. Rest In Peace Kev.

Dominic Schaefer
   Posted Tue March 12, 2019
I wanted to actually write something. After hearing the news about Kevin’s passing it brought shock and sadness to me. What a wonderful soul he was. While learning about the news I immediately pulled out all my yearbooks from Tampa Day School and looked back at all the memories we shared together as a united family. Kevin they’re so many things I would want to tell you and what I would do for that one last conversation with you. I remember first meeting Kevin at TDS and then on from graduation he always had such a positive attitude towards life which radiated to everyone. Kevin was always the person you could go to talk about anything with no judgment. Kevin rest peacefully. Always will remember you bud. I hope you are looking down on us. Love you kid.

Stefanie Terrell McCullers
   Posted Mon March 18, 2019
I am so sorry to hear the news of such a wonderful young mans life cut so short. My thoughts will be with the entire family.

Edie & Phil Piazza
   Posted Fri March 22, 2019
May Angels surround you with love, hope and the peace of our Lord

Garrison Stripling
   Posted Wed March 27, 2019
Some of my favorite childhood memories were made with Kevin by my side. Every day when I got home from middle school, I’d text Kevin telling him to get on PlayStation, and we would play for hours upon hours without ever getting bored. On the weekends we’d call each other and talk until our parents went to sleep. Once we knew our parents were asleep, or at least when we thought they were asleep, we would secretly get on Call of Duty and play all night long. Most nights we didn’t make it all the way through the night because one of our parents caught us, thanks to all our laughing and yelling. That never stopped us though. We would just turn off our PlayStations, act like we were asleep and then get right back to our Call of Duty grind 15 minutes later! Pulling all-nighters and creating the McNasty clan were easily some of my favorite memories from Call of Duty, but they never compared to as much fun as I had with Kevin on the boat. Every time I got a text from Kevin and Mr. Dale asking if I wanted to go on the boat I was filled with excitement. Kevin and I couldn’t wait to see what Mr. Dale had planned for the day and what kind of crazy things we all would do. I’ll never forget the times Kevin and I spent on fiddler crab island, jumping out of trees on Weeki Watchee River, walking around St Johns pass looking for attractive women or scalloping. Those have been some of my favorite memories with Kevin and I will cherish them forever.

Eleanor and Dale Finkbeiner
   Posted Sun March 31, 2019
Rest In Peace our sweet son, Kevin. You were and always will be the light of our lives and we will always miss your beautiful smile, funny sense of humor, and gentle kind heart. You will live in our heart forever and will always be our “ little KK”.
Til we meet again our precious son....
Love, Mom and Dad

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