Terry C. Finkbiner
September 18, 1942 – March 5, 2018
Terry C. Finkbiner, a remarkable human being, died on March 5, 2018 after a courageous two year battle with cancer. He was born on September 18, 1942 in Galveston, Texas to Glenn and Mary Sue Finkbiner. He is survived by his devoted wife of 35 years Patricia Finkbiner, son Robert (Rob) Finkbiner, daughter Mary Finkbiner Granato, son-in-law Ernie Granato, his adored granddaughters Giavanna Rose and Olivia Grace Granato, step-son Pete Kennamore, wife Deborah Kennamore, and valued grandsons Matthew and Daniel Kennamore. He is also survived by his brother Glenn Finkbiner Jr, his wife Sylvia, and a host of relatives and friends that will miss him dearly.
He spent an idyllic childhood in Galveston, attended Ball High School and graduated in 1965 from his beloved Texas A&M University. He was then commissioned to the Armed Forces and served in Germany for 2 years. He remained active in the Army Reserves, retiring a Full Colonel. He was extremely proud of his military service.
Terry joined Armco Steel Corporation in 1967 and retired from AK Steel (formerly Armco) as General Manager of Stainless Steel Sales in 2004. After his retirement, he and Patricia moved to April Sound in Montgomery, TX. He immediately became active in the community. He served as President of the Montgomery County Crime Stoppers and worked with the organization from 2004 to 2011. Terry and Patricia attended First United Methodist Church of Conroe where Terry was active in their Beacon Sunday School group and volunteered in many of the church’s programs. This included four mission trips to Haiti as well as serving the homeless through the Crisis Assistance Center.
Terry loved God, his family, his country and Texas A&M, but not necessarily in that order during football season. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Conroe’s The Gathering Place or the church’s youth program.
Services will be held at First Methodist Conroe, 4308 W Davis St, Conroe, TX 77304 on Friday March the 9th at 10am. Interment will be in Galveston.
- Funeral Service Friday, March 9, 2018
Terry C. Finkbiner
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Ann Terry Winters
March 15, 2018
Terry is one who have me the nickname Tugboat and it stuck! I wish we could have seen more of each other over the years. So sorry and send my love and prayers to all the family.
Ann Terry Winters
March 14, 2018
I'm sorry I'm only now learning about Terry's passing. I thought of him often over the years and of the fun times we had as kids on family trips to Galveston. He also visited us in Stl one or two times. I idolized his dad Fink, his mom my aunt Sue, and brother Glenn Jr. but hung out with Terry who was closest to my age. (It's odd to realize that we met up only a handful of times in our lives -- seems like more.) Love and condolences to his family from his cuz Johnny Terry and also from Dickie and Tugboat Annie. Happy trails, Terry.
March 12, 2018
Terry was an active member of the Beacon Sunday School Class at First Methodist Church in Conroe. He served as president for 3 years and went to Haiti's Mission of Hope on mission trips four times.
Digging a fresh drinkable water well was an accomplishment. They have natural springs but they have heavy metals that make the water unconsumable. Others had tried, but it was done.
He loved to entertain the children. On Terry's last trip, they bought the residents goats which were an amazing gift of income source and food for the citizens. The gifts of hope are what Terry wanted to give the Mission.
We will miss his presence but will see Terry later. Aggies have the last Corps trip at Muster. Terry will fall in behind the band. Gig'em.
March 7, 2018
I worked with Terry at AK and was proud to call him my friend. He was a wonderful person who was always enjoyable to be with. He was definitely one of a kind.