God bless you! You are a hero.
I just read the USA Today 8-20-12 and have to say you are a Brave Soul Much respect man
Matt, I never met you. But you died a hero. Rest in peace and I hope that your new home is infinitely (and I mean that literally) more fun than this one. Your courage has inspired me to view others in a different light.
Love and thoughts go out to my extended Target family at T1471 for thier loss. Strength to the familes of all those who passed...
MY HEART ACHES FOR YOUR LOST MAY YOU RECIEVE SOME COMFORT FROM FAMILY AND FRIENDS AND MAY GOD COMFORT YOU AT THIS TIME ,HE IS NEAR TO ALL THOSE LOWLY AT HEART AND HE WILL SEE YOU THRU THIS
Such a Vibrant, Beautiful , Heroic Soul May You Stay Young, Handsome and Loved Throughout the nation. May those who miss & love you be comforted knowing that you are with our father and you did not die you were just reborn into a new life , in a new world where no one can ever hurt you again, you will remain safe and protected for eternity....so this is not a good-bye but we will see you later Matt! but until then enjoy paradise ........
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
r.i.p. matt, may god be with you and your family...love, kristi lee, colorado
I do not know your family, but my prayers and heartfelt sympathy go out to all of you. I also pray for Samanatha Yowler's full recovery and for God to help all of you through this.
Sincerely in Christ,
Matt will always be remembered as a Loving Person and a Hero. We are so sorry that he is gone, but he will always be in everyone's hearts and thoughts and never forgotten. Our prayers are with your family.
Linda Geiger, Springfield, OH
My heart goes out to you & your family.
I offer my prayers to Matthew's family. I too lost a family member in that senseless shooting and share your pain. May you find peace one day.
My deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Matt McQuinn.I didn't know Matt, however listening to all the wonderful things spoken about him in the media and the incredible bravery and selflessness he showed protecting his girlfriend, shows us all what an amazing person he was. My thoughts and prayers are with you all as you deal with your unspeakable grief. Sandy C. (Ottawa,Canada)
We lost one of the good guys. He was a hero from Ohio. Goodbye Matt rest in peace.
my prayers for this family and for Samantha, this hasnt sunk in yet, and I who just lost my own boyfriend in April of this year (3 months and I am still in deep mourning. It's difficult and painful and hard to grasp for a long time.
I think Matt was an amazing young man! I as a Christian know he is with his Lord.
what a loss!
Bless you Matt, always, Vee, Colorado
I didn't know Matt but I will never forget his bravery in laying his life down to save someone he loved. My heart goes out to his family and friends during this time, our hearts break with you and for you. Please know you're in our thoughts and prayers.
My heart and prayers are with you and your family.
Gods light is shinning on you now.
I DID NOT KNOW MATT BUT I PRAY FOR THE FAMILY HE LEFT BEHIND HE SEEM TO BE A GREAT GUY I HEARD ONLY KIND WORDS ABOUT HIM I PRAY AND ASK GOD TO BLESS U ALL AS ONLY GOD CAN AND A SPECIAL PRAYER FOR HIS GIRLFRIEND THAT WAS THERE WITH HIM AT THAT UNBELIVEABLE MOMENT GOD BLESS U ALL............
I agree with S Silvers and so many of the nice folks who have made entries into Matt's guestbook. I, too, want to offer my condolences to his friends and family and all who knew him. Heaven just gained another angel.
we are so sorry for your loss,what a hero he was,you are all in our prayers,love to you all
I never met Matt or knew anyone related to him, but i did grow up in the greater Dayton,Ohio area i just wanted to send my sincere condolences to his friends and family. Rest in eternal peace Matt, heaven gained another hero.
Prayers for your family from ours
Though I've never met Matt or any members of his family, I just had to write something in his guestbook. Port Charlotte Florida is my home, but I, along with so many, wish Matt a smooth transitionn into the arms of our Lord Jesus Christ. May He help his family through the weeks and months to come with their grieving and sorry.
Heaven has gained another HERO!
What a brave hero you were.rest in peace.my heart surely does go out to your loving family.God bless
Dear family, my deepest sympathy is with you, it is unbearable to lose your son in such a shocking way, may we all have some of the courage and compassion that Matthew showed and that the world needs
Jerri, aunt Thelma, uncle Bob n the rest of the family, my thoughts n prayers are with you all during this tragic time, but he died a hero saving the love of his life, which shows that he a an average everyday hero, he was the type of hero that the younger generation will look upto and want to be like, Love n God Bless you all n May God hold you all in his grasps.
It was an unselfish deed you did, and for that you paid the ultimate price. May your family and loved ones take comfort in the fact that you saved anothers life. Rest in peace, sir.
Matt you are a hero! My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends.You will never be forgotten.
not many people leave this earth with the dignity and heroism as this young man did.as it is sad and unfair i hope the people that he touched in life will always remember him and the legacy that he has left behind although i did not ever know him i still feel the sting of the tragic circumstances that he endured and hope that his family can stay strong and always remember the sacrifice that he made.to matts parents you did a good job and it seems you raised a great man.i am sorry for your loss.
My heart and prayers go out to all your friends and family. You will be missed so much. May you rest in peace.
Matt is a hero and always will be for eternity. I never knew him but his actions touched me deeply. He protected what he loved as a true man would do. He will never leave my heart and hope one day to tell him so.
To the family,
Matt died with honor. I will always cherish the times I had with him in youth group and in the young adult ministry at Maiden Lane. His permanent smile and infectious laughter will never be forgotten. God Bless you all and you will all be in my prayers through this difficult time.
I will miss you man. You always had a way of making me laugh no matter how bad of a day I was having and you had my back through anything. I thank God for the time I had spent with you. Rest peacefully in the arms of the ULTIMATE FATHER. I'll see you again buddy.
sorry to hear all this bad news...prayers with all.
I never met the man, but am proud that men like him still exist
RIP Matt McQuinn
Rest in Peace Matt. You were very brave.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Matt's family.We are sorry for your loss.
My thoughts and prayers are with both families during this time. May you RIP Matt.
Family and friends can give us a degree of comfort. At times, however distress are beyond human remedies. Only God can give us comfort regardless of how distressing our situation may be. His word assures us He is near and hears our cry for help. (Psalm 145:18-19) But to receive Gods support and comfort, we must place our trust in him and he will become a secure height for anyone crushed, a secure height in times of distress, he will certainly not leave those looking for him.(Psalm 9:9-10)
No greater gift,than to give up your life,for someone else.Thank you Matt,for giving the ultimate gift.Rest in the arms of Jesus.
I only meet Matt a few times when Sam brought him in to work.My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and Sams.He is a True Hero for his selfless act to save Sam. May he rest in peace.Thank You Matt.
Rest In Peace young man.
Though I did not know Matt, I am from springfield, and my thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends, and his girlfriend, He is a hero and. May he rest in peace.
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
I may not know the hero's of this terrible act of violence, but my heart goes out to them just the same. God had a plan and even though we can not understand it now, we will when the time comes. I will pray for the McQuinn family and also for Samantha that God will give them peace and understanding.
My thoughts and prayers goes out
to Matt's Family.
Matt, I love you and your family
all my Heart and Soul!
Matt, You are in the arms of
JESUS And may you rest in peace.
My heart breaks for your family in this very devastating time. Matthew died a hero. I can only guess he lived as a hero. People's true qualities come forward in times of need! God bless you.
our prayers goes out to matt and his family may god keep u in his arms thru this hard time our hearts goes out to the family
joy and family
I was a cheerleader for the Enon Knights when Matt played football. We went to Enon Elementary together. I wanna say that I am very honored to hear that he died protecting the one he loved. My thoughts and prayers go out to Matt's family, Samantha and her family during this time of grief.
We are so very sorry for your loss. We are also praying for healing for Samantha Yowler. May God hold you in His arms at this time.
We are formerly from Springfield, Ohio and our children went to Graham with Nick and Samantha
Please accept my warm thoughts and sympathy in the loss of you son....Who died a hero <3
An amazing individual whose bravery in the face of a terrifying event should be commended. Thoughts and prayers to the family and friends.
To Matt's family and friends. Our deepest sympathy. May God hold you within his arms threw this trying time.
Our prayers are with you for your continued sorrow in this tragic time. We will continue to lift you all up through this sad time. Kayla, we love you!
No words can express how sorry I am that this has happenned. I know that Jesus does intercede on our behalf. I pray that your family and friends can feel the peace that only God can provide.
The Lord bless and keep you. The Lord make his face to shine upon you. The Lord lift his countenance upon you and give you peace. My heart grieves for you and your loss. Although I know we have never met, I just wanted to let you know that many prayers are being sent up on your behalf. May God give you peace, strength, and comfort during this time of tragedy.
I am so sorry this happened to you Matthew. May you find peace with the Lord.
Matt's family, please accept my sincere sympathy on the loss of your loved one :(
I do not know you folks but I just wanted to say that my heart goes out to all of you and I have been praying for you. Matt died a hero. I know it does not make it any easier knowing that but, I hope it gives you some comfort knowing that Matt is in a better place. You have my deepest sympathy and I will continue to keep all in my prayers.
I am so sorry for your loss. May the memories of all the good things about Matt be a source of strength at this time. In time of crisis, ordinary people do extraordinary things and thus was the case of Matt saving those he loved.
Penny Comer, retired Vandalia-Butler teacher
To all the family and friends of Matt McQuinn my deepest sympathy goes out to each and everyone of you. Matt and I went to school together when he was living in Enon. And I also cheered for him for the Enon Pee Wee Knights. I can't even imagine what you guys are going through but I know God will help each and every one of you by trying to heal your pain. HE died a true Hero by putting his line on the line to save Samantha. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you
Also I would like to give my sympathy for my family as well as we go to the Maiden Lane Church of God at West Enon, and my daughter Goes to Educare at the main Church. They all want to give your family their thoughts and prayers. Heaven has recieved another angel and he will forever be in our Hearts.
~Justin, Jenny(Cromlish) and Brooklynn Inman~
~Robert and Tammy Cromlish~
~Will, Heather(Cromlish)and Grayson Shingler~
My heart goes out to Matthews family & friends and all the other families involved in this horrible tragedy. May God grant you strength and courage to get through this tragic time.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Matt's family through this tragedy.
I wish me and my friends knew what to say....we hope we will have someone who loves us as much as matt loved her.....
R.I.P. Matt. Gone but NEVER forgotten!!
I was fortunate to know Matt and Eric by coaching them in the Vandalia Summer Baseball program. I remember all the laughs like it was yesterday. He was always a good friend to everyone that he knew and very respectful. I am deeply sadden to lose one of my kids. It is not a suprise that he is a HERO. Eric and families and friends have my deepest sympathy.
You will be in my prayers
with christian love
I am praying for the families everyday. I am so sorry for your loss.
I was very saddened to hear of Matt's death. My Prayers are especially with Jerri, Richard and the rest of Matt's family. (Former member with Jerri & Richard at Maiden Lane)
To the family of this HERO,
I am so sorry for your loss. I personally did not know Matt but I know many people who did. Just from reading about him I have learned that he was a wonderful person and a very brave person. I wish there was something I could say or do to take away the pain but there isn't...But please know that I am praying for your family and all of those who knew and loved Matt...I have been praying for you all and will continue to do so for the weeks that lie ahead.
"Matt and I crosed paths a few times at our mutual hang out place, Casa Vallarta in Aurora, CO. In the brief couple times we chatted I found out he was a great, loving and humble guy and I always looked forward to seeing him and talking with him more. There's a reason why Matt and my paths crossed, though unaware of the exact reason, I do know Matt has taught me to live life in love towards others. I made bracelets with his intials on them to give to my other friends who knew with at Casa Vallarta. He will be missed. I pray for your family, God be with you all."
Always in our hearts. You will be missed greatly. May God Bless Your Family.
To Mathew's family,
I mourn and pray with you in the loss of your son. May you find peace and comfort knowing he is with his father in heaven who loves him.
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
Although I did not know you personally, I know it would have been a pleasure. You are a true hero. May God bless your family and friends and give them comfort and peace during this healing process.
Our prayers are with you. God bless.
Dear Matt, Your courage and honor was with you in everything you did. Thank you for being such an inspiration and hero to all of us. With much love and rememberance to you always, Pastor Dan and Debra
Dear Matt's Family, Our deepest and most heartfelt sympathy goes out to all of you. We are deeply sorry for your tremendous, loss. Our prayers are with you for comfort and healing.
Love in Christ, Pastor Dan and Debra Capperrune
Words cannot express the deep sadness we feel for Matt's family and Samantha and her family. May you feel God's love and the love and support of the community during this difficult time.
To Matt's family. Please accept our sincere sympathy on the loss of your loved one. May God surround you with His peace and comfort at this very difficult time.
Our deepest sympathy to you and your family.
My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Although I did not know Matt, I would definitely been honored to know such a heroic man! He definitely has a special place in heaven with god for what he did. You raised such a wonderful man. God bless!
I did not personally know you but you worked at Teleperformance, as did I at some point, and you were a great friend to my friend George. Your loss has hit a lot of people, you deserve all the respect! You did something amazing, too bad it had to be the end of your life. To the family, girlfriend, and friends of Matthew : Remember, he is only gone from this world, he is looking down on everyone still.
My sincere sympathy to the family and friends of Matt. He rests in the arms of the angels as God watches over him.
Jeri my thoughts and prayers to you and your family.I am so sorry for your loss.Your son is a true hero.
My thoughts and prayers are with Jeri and all of her family at this time. I am so sorry for your loss!
Matt a true Hero as many were the day you was taken so suddenly from all of your Family and Loved ones .May our Lord comfort all of you in your time of need.RIP Matt
R.I.P Prayers for all affected by this tragedy May you find peace and comfort
A true hero to give his life for another <3 You are a treasure in our hearts and minds and we will honor the memories, those of us that knew you were fortunte to have. Many prayers to your family and dear friends. May God comfort you all.
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Words can not express the sadness i feel for matt, sam, and all his family and friends. This really broke my heart, and i can only imagine how broken hearted all of you are who knew and loved him, Matt is a hero, a strong and brave soul, and for that i will for ever keep matt, his family and sam in my heart and prayers!!!! May god wrap his arms around every one whom knew n loved matt and help them thru this difficult time.
To the McQuinn Family my deepest condolences. I worked with Matt at Teleperformance but did not know him well but he seemed like a good guy. May God be with you in this difficult time. My prayers and thoughts with you. Cade Family (Timothy and Diane) Lockbourne, Ohio.
We are are sorry for your loss. Our family is praying for Sam and for your family. May God comfort you in your time of loss.
Sharon and Fred Hoefelmeyer (Jason Wise's Parents)
My thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends. Matthew is a true hero.
I didn't know Matthew, but he is a HERO. May God comfort you and your family.
I am so sorry for your loss! May you find comfort in God's arms.
I am so sorry for your loss. Praying for your family during this difficult time.
Even tho we didn't know Matt, our thoughts and prayers are with you.
My thoughts and prayers go out to Richard and Stacie and to all of the families and friends of Matt's. God knew what kind of man Matt was. God knew why Matt was in the place he was and the time. God knew Matt was a brave, couragous, and a selfless person. From the messages I have read I feel Matt was a man who would risk his own life for those that he loved and cared for. I feel he would have done the same thing for someone he may not have even known. I want Richard and Stacie to know that everyone at the Cincinnti Dist. and All around the World are praying and mourning the the loss of your wonderful son. I Wish we all could have met him. He will always be a Hero in everyones hearts and souls.
THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS TO HIS FAMILY.
God Bless the family & friends
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
To those of you who have such kind words about Matt and have something special to say...
PLEASE GO TO LITTLETONANDRUE.COM AND SIGN MATT'S GUEST BOOK. Your words will remain there forever for the family. It will be a source of strength for his friends and family for many days, months, even years to come. I know. I've been there. Thank you. (This website is deleted in 30 days.)
MATTHEW WAS A TRUE HERO AND YOU SHOULD BE VERY PROUD OF HIM<3 <3 <3
Let us lift up our Hometown Hero, there aren't many left. In such an evil world there are still Angels among us. R.I.P. Matt & God Bless You
My thoughts and prayers are with Matt's family and friends. I was shocked to see someone from my hometown died during this horrible act. May you find peace knowing there is a angel watching over you, god bless
I am so very truly sorry for your loss. Matt will forever be known as a hero among everything else he accomplished in this life. Our families will continue to pray for you all.
Wow. What a brave and selfless man he was to give his life to save another. He will always be remembered as a hero, an amazing man. I did not know him personally, but he worked with someone very close to me at Teleperformance in Columbus. I have heard nothing but great things about him and wish I could have known him. God bless his family, friends and girlfriend and bring them peace. RIP Matt.
My deepest sympathies to the families and friends of Matthew...when I find myself where angels rest, I will know that he too is there smiling, and happy.
Dave, our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. Matt is a true hero and will never be forgotten.
I'm so sorry for your loss. You are all in my prayers.
Man. You are a hero. NOBODY will forget it, any time soon.
Your untimely exit is punctuated by what YOU did...Eclipsing evil. Forever proud of you.
Deeply sadden to of the loss of Matt. He was a brave person and that's rare these days. He was a human shield. Showing that he care more about others than he did himself. We are pround of him. Our thoughts and prayers go out Matt's entire family. May the God who gives peace be with all of YOU... RO.15:33 The Brown's
You are a hero, I hope you know that Matt. Im so sorry for your loss, God needed you that day, we will NEVER forget you. Rest in peace.
With my Deepest sympathy. Know that many share in your grief. May God Bless you all.
Sorry for your loss,May God bless the family with Love,Strength,and Comfort.
Mark , Springfield,Ohio
A lot of things have changed since the first time we met but one thing that didn't was how well all of us were together and how much fun it was. You were a great important part of our family and ÿóù will be dearly missed. I love you bro.
Sorry for your loss
from a mourning mom
May God comfort you through your time of sorrow. Matthew sounded like a genuine person. I didn't know him, but I feel the hurt as the rest of the world. When you think of Matthew you will find yourself smiling
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Matt McQuinn. May Matt always be remembered. R.I.P.
Prayers to you and your family...no words can express the heartache i know you are feeling....but God bless Matt for his heroism...he saved our cousins life...and for that there are no words.....but Thank you.....
RIP Matt - Love & Prayers to the entire family.
Our heartfelt prayers are with your family.
-Money Family (Washington)
I am very sorry for your loss. I went to elementary and middle school with Matt and remember him from a few of my visits to Maiden Lane. May God give you comfort in this trying time.
Sorry for your loss! You our in my thoughts and prayers.
RIP-Love & Prayers to the family from Texas
May God bless you and keep you, for Ever and Ever!
Heartfelt Sympathy from the Lenexa KS community
My heart breaks for your entire family. The tragedy that has gripped the nation has touched lives so close to our area. May God bless you in the days and weeks ahead, and know that you have so many thoughts and prayers coming your way.
To the entire McQuinn family. He was a true hero. I am so sorry for your loss and my prayers are with all of you. In such a tragic time. May God bless all of you. Tammy Shorb (Hagerstown Maryland)
Jerri. I went to school with you at Northwestern. I had no idea that Matt was your son. I'm stunned at what happened as is the rest of the world. To lose Matt this way has to be devasting. Knowing you it doesn't surprise me that Matt died protecting someone else. I'm SO sorry, and I want you to know that my thoughts and prayers are with you.
God Bless him & his family!
I did not know Matt, but some of my family attended his church when I was young, so I know from that he had to be an amazing person. Brother Clevenger cold really put the love of God in your heart, the same kind of heart that would shield their loved ones rather than run.
God bless him, and God bless his family in the days that lie ahead.
My thoughts and prayers go out to your family. May God Bless you!
Matthew is a true hero. His selfless act should earn him the Medal of Honor posthumously. May God watch over the family in this trying time. God has a hero in Heaven!
my thoughts and prayers go to the family
I did not know Matt, but I hope you can find some peace in knowing he was a national hero at a time when life is becoming more fragile. May he rest in peace and God Bless you and your family.
Thinking of you Richard, Stacie & family during this difficult time. May you find strength and comfort in God, family and friends in the days that lie ahead.
Jerri and family, my thoughts and prayers are with you. I send a blanket of love to comfort you. Matt is a son to be proud of. Love Loanna, Patty Johnson's sister
May your family have peace and know that your son was a brave soul and the Heaven's have a truely unself angel now. The nation is praying for you and all the families.
May all the Vandalia Butler alumni pray for the loss this family has suffered.
Another life cut way too short, but you are a hero in our hearts. God Bless You and your family
My Thoughts and Prayers go out to the family and friends of this Hero!! May God give you comfort and peace.
Prayers and thoughts with the family. Matthew is a National Hero. He was raised well. Thank you, God bless you.
Matthew touched my heart, along with the rest of the worlds. He is a hero, and will never be forgotten for the life he saved,while losing his. I didn't know him personally, but thru the stories I have read and heard, I feel I do. I am so sorry fot your familes loss. May he rest in peace. What a true Angel.... God bless you all
My condolences to Matt's family. I hope you take some comfort in the knowledge that Matt was a true hero. You're in my thoughts and prayers.
rest in peace and love ...
My heart goes out to you at this time and in the days ahead. May God give you peace and comfort.
Even though I did not know Matt personally this story touched my heart! Even though his life ended in such a tragic way because of his heroism a life was saved. What an act of bravery! Matt is up in Heaven now but his spirit will live on to all of those lives he has touched. My prayers are with Matt's family and friends! God Bless
The only comfort at such a time, is to know that this world and flesh are not forever. The Lord has made a way for us to share eternity together and it certainly sounds as though Matt is there, with him today. If we recieve Christ as our Savior and live for Him, we will be reunited. May His peace touch your hearts today and the assurance that Matthew is now enjoying the very real experience of Heaven itself. So many are with you in heart, mind and prayer.
i know you don't know me i'm from minster ohio and i just want to tell you that my heart and prayers are with your family and friends gb2
Matt was my friend. He was one of those people that once you got to really know, you could not help but love him.He was innocent,funny,and kind. His sense of humor was unforgettable. He had no hesitations about sacrificing to get a smile or laugh out of others and never took anything(including himself) too seriously.Life was a celebration in his eyes and never a burden. He lived every day with the most positive outlook possible and tried his best to project it on to others. You could never really be in a bad mood in his company. He did not allow it.He was excited to be in Colorado and was enjoying this new endeavor in his life. I know he's smiling and having a wonderful time out there somewhere. That's what he did, always. Rest in peace my friend.
Matt was one of those kids you just couldn't help but like. I remember the kids from the REACH class coming to our house, talking & laughing for hours. He has been a good friend to our daughter over the years. Our hearts go out to Jerri & the family. May God give you peace & comfort.
Dear family members and friends. We are from Saint Paris and have been in much prayer for your family. What a brave young man! Dean and Linda Brown Saint Paris, Ohio
Matthew will always be remembered as a hero! My thoughts and prayers go out to him, his family, and friends during this time. Gone but never forgotten!
I didn't know Matthew but read his story, and discovered he was a Buckeye as well. Prayers and thoughts go out to his family from ours. He is a true hero and will never be forgotten.
With deepest sympathy to the McQuinn family during your time of grief...Psalm 46:1...God is for us a refuge and strength, A help that is readily to be found during difficult times...May God provide you with peace and comfort to endure the days ahead.
My prayers are with Matthew's friends and family at this time. I don't know Matthew but his story touched me deeply as I hope to raise my son to be a hero just as Matthew was. Peace be with you.
The whole world is mourning your loss. Gone but not forgotten,you will always be remembered for your bravery...Rip and God Bless You...Many of us never knew you but feel as if we did...
My Love, thoughts and prayers are with Matthew, his family/loved ones, and all the victims of this tragedy. Matthew, you are a HERO, you will NEVER be forgotten!
Condolences to Matt's family, you are in my prayers.
May Matt be with God looking over us and his family at this time.
I only knew Matt through a former girlfriend he had dated . I am so sorry to hear of this horrible tragedy.Your family along with all the other victims are all in my prayers .God bless
RIP! May your memories live on with your fiends and family ! God Bless You All!
My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. May God grant you His peace and comfort.
Matt, you came into my life and we became instant friends. I loved every minute that we shared and I will miss you everyday for the rest of my life. I can't believe that we will never have another conversation or share another good time. I have no doubt that if there is a heaven you are there. I have so many great memories that I could share of you but there isn't enough room here. I guess I won't always have to be on the look out for that punch in the leg or arm when my head was turned anymore and that saddens me even more. I Love You man. You were a great person, a great brother, a great friend, and an incredible spirit.
He gave his life for another. There is no greater sacrifice. He truly is a hero. This world is really in turmoil without God in it. How could this man just shoot random people? God bless you and your family and friends and all the other people in the shooting. A total act of cowdrice.
How very sad. What a beautiful person he will always be! May his beautiful spirit and memories live forever in your hearts. Keep him with you always. I pray for comfort and strength for family and friends.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
We are so sorry for your loss. We can feel your sorrow and our hearts are broken. The Word of God says..." I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you." John 14:18 ~God Bless You~
What an act of bravery! To give your life for another, that is quite a hero. Matthew's actions touched my heart. Even when evil seeks to destroy, goodness outshines that evil. Stay strong and know that God is smiling upon your son for his selfless act of courage.
I never met Matthew but I wanted to send my deepest condolences to his family and friends. He died a hero and will never be forgotten. May you take comfort in the fact that today the world mourns Matthew with you.
We were so sorry to hear of the loss of your loved one. We're sending you a hug from afar.
God Bless your family as you walk through this time of grief. May He lay hands upon you to soothe the pain of the silent tears you will continue to cry. Peace Be With You.
I'm very sorry for your loss. Its sad to see a young mans life taken because of someone being the "joker" but your in heaven in no more pain watching over everyone you love. may you rest in paradise
Matt, your a true hero! So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and lots of prayers to friends and family of Matt. RIP my friend.
I didn't know Matt very well. I had only briefly talked to him on a couple of occasions while out with friends. He seemed like a very nice guy and was obviously a selfless, amazing human being. Take pride that he was willing to give the ultimate sacrifice in protecting the ones he loved. He will always be remembered as a hero. My deepest sympathies to my friends who knew him and his loved ones. You are all in my prayers.
John 15:13 Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one's life for one's friends.
I am deeply saddened by your loss, and pray that the Lord will give you comfort. though I never had the blessing of meeting Matthew, he was a brave and honorable man, and I am sure that he is in a very special place in Heaven on this day.
My thoughts & prayers are with Matt McQuinn's family & friends at this most difficult time.
God Bless each & everyone of you!!!!
I cannot even begin to comprehend how the family and friends of matt mcquinn feel at this very moment..Life is full of suprises some are good some are bad. One moment things are great, unluckly some may have said some things they didn't mean that they couldn't take back or some may have not got to say alot of the things they wanted to tell matt.. Now matt is with his father in heaven where he is better off being. It seems that matt was some sort of a hero jumping in front of a bullet for his girlfriend and brother. You two were very lucky to have someone care for you that much to say "hey take me instead." ...May god be with you through this tragic time of your lives. My heart aches for you through this time..And you will be apart of my prayers and heart. God bless you all!!
You are in our thoughts and prayers.
To the Jackson, McQuinn, and Shaffer Families ~ Please accept our heartfelt condolences. Our thoughts and prayers remain with you all during this extremely difficult time. May God wrap His gracious and loving arms around you.
I cannot imagine what you, the family and friends of Matt, must be going through my oldest son passed away 8 days before his 42nd birthday he had cancer and was bascially expected but for this mindless act to take a son or brother friend or loved one is just awful...ihave founf God since this has happened to my son and I pray you already have received HIM or soon will so you may meet again..Loving Prayers to Family and Friends.
God bless your family. Life is so unfair some times.
My heart goes out to the McQuinn family at this time and in the days ahead. My deepest sympathy for your loss. RIP
God bless and keep you and may you have peace and love at this time.
Jerri & Family, I am so very sorry for your loss. Your son's actions speak so very loudly of the kind of man he was. I don't have the words to express how much my heart aches for you and what you must be going through. I am praying for you all that our God wrap his comforting arms around you and bring you peace. God has a special plan for Matt.
In Christ's love,
MAY GOD BE WITH HIS FAMILY AND FRIEND AND BLESS HIS SOUL
Matt, a hero to everyone everywhere!! RIP Matt you will never be forgotten,
Kansas Fecher, St. Paris, Ohio
Such a horribly sad situation. He sounded like a really great guy. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends...
Sounds like he was a good dude. God Bless
May the love and beautiful memories stay with you forever. Our thoughts and prayers with your families in their greatest time of need.
MAY GOD BE WITH HIS FAMILY AND FRIENDS EVEN THOUGH WE HAVEN'T MET MY PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU.
JOHN 15:13 Greater love has no man than this,that a man lay down his life for his friend's.R.I.P. MATT AND GOD BLESS HIS FAMILY AND FRIENDS AND HIS GIRLFRIEND.
My prayers and thoughts are with all of you at this time. You must be very proud of such a courageous young man!
We raise them right in Ohio. He was a "GOOD MAN"
He will be missed,
May god be with family and friends thru this heart-ache.bless all.
May God bless Matthew's family and friends through this difficult time.
To the McQuinn family and friends, my thoughts and prayers goes out to you in this difficult time. May the memories of Matt comfort you in your sorrow.I am a resident of the Miami Valley.
May Matt's memories be a continued blessing to you Jerri and the rest of your family. I am part of the GBC-MBC family.
You do not know me. I, along with the rest of Clark County, am mourning the death of Matt.He died protecting the love of his life. He is a hero, And in that, has earned a special place in Heaven. May God give you peace during this difficult time. Make your need known so that your Clark Coounty family may help you.
We're so sorry. Keeping all of you in our prayers.
Matt showed more humanity and love in his final moments then many men can show in a lifetime. He is a true Hero, and all of Clark County is mourning with you, we pray for your family, and support you, if you have any needs let them be known so we can help you meet them. God Bless You All.
I remember a fun, loving Matt "mcMuffin". You will be missed. My prayers and thoughts go out to Jerri and the rest of the family.
My heart goes out to your entire family. I can't imagine dealing with something like this. I hope knowing that he is in a much nicer "theater" in the sky, is comforting. May God Bless your whole family.
What a true hero. Thinking of your family & all families affected by this senseless act.
Remember the good times,till you meet again.
MATT WAS A TRUE ...HERO ! ...GOD HAD HIM THER FOR A ...REASON .....IN THIS TOWN HE WIL ALWAYS BE KNOWN AS JUST THAT .....HERO" ..GONE WAY TOO SOON ....BUT GOD ALONE HAS THE ANSWERS. MAY GOD TOUCH AND HEAL HIS FAMILY ( AND GIRLFRIEND) ...GRIEVING .....HEARTS ! R.I. P. DEAR MATT...IN OUR DEAR SWEET JESUS NAME ......AMEN ....
My condolences to the family and friends.May he rest in peace.He was a hero.
We'll miss you, Matt. God bless you and your family, along with all the other victims of this tragic incident.
My thoughts and prayers to your family and to the families of loved ones lost in this tragic senseless act. God Bless!
To the family, I did not know Matt, but I had to say that he must have been a wonderful man. I know you must be very proud of him. Sorry for your loss, and since he was obviously a guardian angel in life, he is surely an angel in heaven now. I wish you comfort in these trying times.
I am so sorry for the loss of your precious son, Matthew. My heart goes out to you Jerri and the rest of the McQuinn/Jackson family. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayer's. Please tell Sam I am sorry for her loss. God bless you!!
What a hero! Your story will live on forever! May God bless your loved ones and grant them peace as they continue your legacy.
When we first met at trivia and I gave you the nickname Harry Potter it was an instant friendship! You have a way about you that makes everyone happy. It does not surprise me that you would die a hero, you are a very amazing man. God took you too soon but has a wonderful purpose for you my friend. I will always have the memories of our crazy conversations, trivia team, or just kicking back while out and about. Rest peacefully HP, we will see that Sam knows and still feels your love.
My Thoughts & Prayers Go Out To Matthew's Family & Friends. They Also Go Out To Every One Else Who Lost There Life & Was Wounded & Effected By This Senseless Act. May The Lord Give Each & One Of You Peace & Comfort During This Difficult Time. God Bless.
I was so sorry to hear of your loss. The thoughts of many are with you at this time of sorrow.
Words cannot express the sadness I feel in my heart. I didn't know Matt. From the way he was mentioned a hero I know he is a son to be proud of! May God comfort you and your family and bring peace at this time of sorrow. Matt will be in all of our hearts forever.
To Matt's family,
A true hero, but more than that a young man with honor and love. May he rest in peace and may your heartache ease as you go thru the days with memories of a wonderful young man, gone to soon.
A Spfld Oh resident,
Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. - Matthew 5:4. We, the 116boyz.com, are praying for family & may Jesus bless you & heal you. Jesus loves you.
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
The image of Mat brought to the tears to my eyes . Im a 54 year old hard headed bloke but Im filled with sorrow over this sensless act . Hold his unselfish act of heroism close to your memories and your hearts forever.
I would like to thank Matthew McQuinn for instilling my faith and hope in my fellow men and women again. Matthew exhibited a kind of courage that strikes in the heart and soul. He gave his life so his girlfriend could live. TO me that is the most honor a person can show as an act of love. Thank you Matthew for giving me the belief that this kind of love and honor still exist today. May you find everlasting peace and your family too. God bless
You have raised a great person. For saving the life of other he is considered a Hero in my heart. I pray that you find comfort and peace in knowing how special your son was.
Please accept my deepest sympathies.
My thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends for your loss, may he rest in peace.
Never will you be forgotten, Matthew. My sincere condolences to Matthew's loved ones.
I am from Germany and just read about this brave young man I never heard about before. He restores hope and faith in dark times. My heart goes out to his beloved ones who will miss him dearly.
I live on the other side of the world, and had never heard of Matthew McQuinn until today. Despite never having met him, I know without a doubt that he was an incredibly brave and inspiring man. His story moved me beyond words, and if at all possible, I would like to console his friends and family by reminding them that Matthew's legacy of selflessness and bravery has reached people all around the world, and will not be forgotten.
My heart goes out to family and friends of Matthew McQuinn. Although coming from a total stranger, I hope these words bring some comfort and peace, and I will pray for your healing.
What a remarkable man Matt was. No doubt we will never forget him, his act of love and courage. Though he is gone his action renews faith in mankind. There are more good men than than bad ones. I'm so sorry for your loss.
My heart goes out the family of the victim.I'm so sorry for your loss.God Bless.
you are truly a hero and will never be forgotten!
As I had grown up and raised my own kids in Aurora area. I feel the loss of everyone them as if they are part of my family. I know they all will be missed by us all. As I now live in South Carolina I know that everyone of them has touched all of our hearts and souls and will always be remembered. As all there life's were Special to all of us and will be missed.
My thoughts and prayers go out to all. He died so others could live; a hero.
On the angels wings you will fly up into the heavens sky! Your heroism will not be forgotten! R.I.P.
Matt was a friend of mine from high school. We were in Mrs. Baker's class together. We had some good times in there. He was a good guy and always had a sense of humor. He will be missed and will not be forgotten. He did what any man should do for his loved ones. His selfless sacrifice was that of courage and honor. Rest in peace my friend.
Real life hero for protecting his girlfriend. May you rest in peace. <3