Walter Finkbeiner

June 2, 1926 - March 10, 2016

06/02/1926 - 03/10/2016

Past Services

Saturday April 02, 2016
2:00 pm
Princess Anne Plaza Baptist Church
245 E Rosemont Road
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23452
757-486-1494 | Directions

Walter Finkbeiner, of Virginia Beach, Virginia, passed away peacefully on March 10th.  He was 89.  Walter was born on June 2, 1926 in Pleasantville, New Jersey.  Walter was preceded in death by his mother Margaret, his father Walter Gustav and his brother Robert.  Walter is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Margie, a sister, Shirley Mathis of South Carolina (Clarence), three sons, Gary of Virginia  (Lorraine), Brian of New Jersey (Patti), and Kevin of Virginia (Stephanie).  Grandchildren include Lori Knight of South Carolina (David), Shelli Paddison of Virginia (Stephen), Natalie Felder of Virginia (Shawn), Alana Finkbeiner, Traci Finkbeiner, Timothy Finkbeiner all from New Jersey, and Kelly Finkbeiner, and Cassidy Finkbeiner, both from Virginia.  Walter also had seven great-grandchildren.  Walter served his country in World War II in the United States Navy and was found to have an acumen in the burgeoning field of aircraft radar and worked installing the devices in the planes.  After the war ended, Walter and Margie raised their family in Absecon, New Jersey where he owned and operated Finkbeiner TV, a small appliance and repair shop serving the area for many years.  Walter was a steadfast Christian and enjoyed singing in the choir for many years. Margie and Walter moved to Virginia Beach in 2004 to be near their family and continued to serve in ministries in Virginia Beach.  There will be a service on April 2, 2016 honoring Walter’s life at Princess Anne Plaza Baptist Church on Rosemont Road where Walter was a member.  In lieu of flowers, the family asks you make a donation to Princess Anne Plaza Baptist Church.

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Deborah finkbeiner dunn
6 years ago

I was looking up information on my father, Walter gustav finkbeiner. I came across this obituary. My father was in the Navy in world War 11. He and my mother Frances finkbeiner lived their life in San antonio, texas. I am Deborah finkbeiner Dunn of mcqueeney, tx. My father died in 1974.

Sharon Mol
7 years ago

Phil and I have been blessed to be friends with and be in the same church family with Walter and Margie for many years. Walter was a wonderful, kind, friendly, giving and man of faith. Phil enjoyed having Walter as a friend and working on church projects. What a sweet reunion when we all get there. We are remembering you in prayer Margie and are sorry for your loss. You are close in thought.

Marie & John Mannering
7 years ago

Margie, so sorry for your loss.
Walt was a “wonderful” man.
So full of energy in church, loved
“GOD” Loved to sing.
Sooo Friendly.
Now Jesus gained another Angel.
Praise God in all he did AMEN.

Kyrsten Burns
7 years ago

Papa was an amazing man. I loved coming over with my sisters and mom for lunch and dinner. He always made me laugh and smile. He will be very missed by us and I am honored to have had him as my great-grandfather.

Jealousy Arnett
7 years ago

Papa was an amazing man, I feel honored to have known him

Shelli Finkbeiner Paddison
7 years ago

I cherish the wonderful memories I had with my Papa, from making glue from plastic yogurt cups to singing songs on the way to the boardwalk. He was funny and pleasant to be around. I never heard him gossip or speak ill will about anyone. Life lessons were unspoken, yet spoke volumes. I will miss you Papa!

Robert Finkbeiner
7 years ago

I will always remember the puns and bad dad jokes delivered in that happy baritone. We always loved visiting Uncle Walter for holidays in New Jersey as children. I’m glad to have been able to see him more when he moved to Virginia Beach. It was so easy be happier when he was around. I miss him.