MATTHEW ROBERT McQUINN, 27, of Aurora, Colorado and formerly of Springfield, died heroically, July 20, 2012 in the Century 16 Cinema tragedy. He was born in Springfield on March 26, 1985, the son of Jerri Susan (Shaffer) Jackson and Richard McQuinn.
Matt was a 2004 graduate of Vandalia Butler High School and was working as a customer service representative for Target. He was a member of Maiden Lane Church of God. Matt enjoyed playing golf, listening to music, playing little league baseball and football with the Enon and Vandalia organizations, hanging out with friends, and especially just enjoying life.
He is survived by his best friend and love of his life, Samantha Yowler; mother and step-father, Jerri and David Jackson of Springfield; father and step-mother, Richard and Stacie McQuinn of Springfield; brothers, Eric McQuinn of Cincinnati; Chris Jackson of Columbus, David Jackson of Tom's River, New Jersey, Pat and Stephen Jackson of Springfield, and Trevor and Anthony McQuinn of Springfield; maternal grandparents, Robert and Thelma Shaffer of Springfield; and step-grandparents, Dale and Jean Eaton of Minot, North Dakota. He will be missed by several aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.
A gathering of family and friends will be held from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. Friday in Maiden Lane Church of God, 1201 Maiden Lane, Springfield. Matt's funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday in the church with Pastor Dan Fiorini and Matt's uncle, Pastor Herb Shaffer officiating. Burial will be in Lawrenceville Cemetery.
To honor Matt's memory, please make contributions to the Maiden Lane Church of God, Matt McQuinn Fund.
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