Peter L. Finn, 72, of Friendswood, passed away Tuesday, December 11, 2018 after complications from his four-year battle with lung cancer.
He is preceded in death by his father, Morton David Finn and his mother, Gloria Spellman Dale;
Survivors include his wife, Phyllis A. Finn; son, Peter Finn, Jr; daughters, Colleen Finn, Sherri Quesnel, Stephanie Shockey; son-in-law, Todd Quesnel; grandchildren, Madison Quesnel, Peyton Quesnel, Riley Quesnel and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
Peter Finn was born March 18, 1946 in Washington D.C. He was the eldest of his two surviving brothers, Michael and Jeffrey and his surviving half-sister, Rosemary Hallgarten. Peter was a civil engineer and worked on light rail transportation systems in both Washington, D.C. as well as in Saudi Arabia. He moved to Houston, Texas February of 1980 to work for Metro and retired from Metro in 2011. Peter had several hobbies, golfing and sailing. He loved racing in regattas on “Windswept” and “Mast Transit” with his racing crew, Michael Finn, John Henderson, Tom Price, Dan Mason and Todd Quesnel. Peter also loved being with family and friends.
Family and friends will have a celebration of life memorial at 1:00 p.m., on Saturday, January 12, 2019 at Emken-Linton Funeral Home in Texas City, Texas.
He will be missed but never forgotten...
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to American Cancer Society or MD Anderson.
Our hearts are broken for your loss, and while any words we can offer will be of scant consolation in such a trying time, I hope you know how so many people care about you and are here for you in any capacity should you need, when you are ready. With a loss so keenly felt, we are two more in a sea of many that would jump to help you out in any capacity.....
With love, and our most heartfelt condolences....
Alex & Jen
Alex SchweigartHouston, TX
Peter Finn, I am going to miss you terribly... you had such a sweet and uplifting spirit. I don't think I ever saw you without a smile on your face. Peter, I know how much you adored and loved your wonderful wife Phyllis, your family and all your friends and your beautiful presence will be missed, but your memory will live on in each of us who knew and loved you. I will never forget the wonderful trip that you and Phyllis and Bill and I took to Bora Bora and how much fun we all had; and your comment to me when I came to see you in the hospital "I wish I could go back to Bora Bora just one more time". Well, I know you will be waiting for all of us when we get there, but I expect a special greeting with you standing there with your coffee in hand and overflowing with "Crème Fraiche". Love you Peter...see you on the other side my friend!
Terri HillerRichmond, TX
So very sorry to hear this....rest in peace Pete
Gillian Inabnitlas vegas, NV
So very sorry to hear of Pete's passing. I know he will be greatly missed. May you all be blessed with comfort in knowing he is in a far better place.
Heartfelt condolences to you Stephanie, Phyllis and your family. Rest in peace Pete.
Kathy PolomchakHouston, TX
Our condolences on your loss of such a wonderful soul. May the lord shine his light on Peter and his loved ones.
James and Margo RainwaterLake City, MN
Vickye LedbetterTexas City, TX
a great friend and a fellow golfer.i nicknamed him mickey finn..he will be greatly missed in our tues.golf scramble.
bill pritchardLa Marque, TX