About Us

Our mission and desire at Quinn-Shalz, A Family Funeral Home, is to assist you with the most dignified and compassionate way to memorialize your loved ones. The Quinn-Shalz family will guide you in planning either a traditional funeral service or through the many options available that will help you develop a more personalized and unique service. We bring a wealth of experience in funeral matters, business management, leadership, compassion, and civic involvement. With over 60 years of active military service in the Quinn-Shalz family history, we are experts in military funerals and benefits.

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Quinn-Shalz, A Family Funeral Home, is able to assist you in any situation, whether local or long distance, in the matters of meeting your individual death care needs. We have the staff, expertise, facilities and desire to personalize each service. During a time of grief, let us help your family through this most difficult time.

Our Facilities

Our beautiful facility provides a comforting atmosphere which allows our caring and knowledgeable staff to meet your needs during this difficult time in your life. Having the area's first onsite crematory as well as the Beaches largest chapel, we are able to provide our families with all our services at one centralized location.

Our Founders

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Michael K. Shalz - Founder

November 30, 1959 - April 22, 2006

A 1982 University of Central Oklahoma graduate, was a second-generation funeral director and was one of only two funeral directors in Northeast Florida with a bachelor's degree in Mortuary Science. He worked for many years as the Managing Director of the renowned Muehlebach Funeral Home in Kansas City and as a general manager and area vice president for Service Corporation International, the parent company of Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home. He is survived by his wife, Mary Quinn-Shalz, and son, Jacob Quinn-Shalz. He was actively involved with Hospice, Rotary club of Ponte Vedra, Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce, Knights of Columbus, Ponte Vedra Chamber of Commerce and was a member of Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church of Ponte Vedra Beach.

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General John T. (Jack) Quinn - Founder

May 7, 1929 - December 24, 2006

A 1952 West Point graduate with an MS from Georgetown University and his wife, Kay (they dated in high school in New Haven, CT), came to Ponte Vedra Beach in 1991. Retiring from the Army in 1986, after 34 years of service including three Infantry combat tours in Vietnam, and Airborne-Ranger assignments, Jack taught at the college level and was a director of the Ft. Riley Bank in Ft. Riley, Kansas. In addition to Kay, Tom, Bill and Mary, he is also survived by his sons, Father John Quinn, SJ (a former Marine), Michael and Dan. The General is past president of the St. Vincent de Paul Society of the Beaches area (a volunteer society that helps all needy families, without regard to religion, race or age.) He also was a Life member of the Knights of Columbus and a former director on the board of the Ponte Vedra Community Association.

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