John A. Quint, 49, of Wichita died peacefully at Ascension Via-Christi St. Francis Medical Center on Tuesday, July 4, 2023.
John Albert Quint was born to Eugene and Frances Quint on December 27, 1973, at Bethel Hospital in Newton, Kansas.
He was baptized at St. Mary’s Catholic Church and attended St. Mary’s school and Newton public schools.
John and his brother, Michael, were altar servers together for several years at both St. Mary’s and Our Lady of Guadalupe Churches.
John graduated from Newton High School in 1992 and attended Hutchinson Community College. He later graduated from the Recording Workshop in Chillicothe, Ohio, pursing his love of music.
At the age of five John began drum lessons with Keith Woolery Newton musicians and educators. He continued to pursue private lessons and classroom instruction through his high school years. John especially enjoyed playing in the band at NHS.
In addition, John and other Newton musicians formed a band and performed at several different venues in the Wichita area.
He worked at Contour and Lee J. Allen for several years prior to moving to Phoenix, Arizona in 2004.
John made many new friends and continued to pursue his love of music forming a band with other musicians, in addition he was able to pursue his dream of writing, performing, and recording his own songs. John’s friend Danny Morre had a recording studio in his house and together they spent many hours writing and recording their songs.
During John’s years in Phoenix he worked in debt collections for various companies, including the Department of Education.
After moving to Phoenix John made several trips to southern California destinations, including San Diego where he learned to boogie board. He always loved the ocean and immensely enjoyed his time there.
In July 2016 John returned to Newton to be near family after the death of his brother Michael in 2015 and the death of his 100-year-old grandmother, Mary Quint in 2016.
John worked for Master Brands and the Lippest Company until December 2019 when the plant closed.
He tried without success to find employment during COVID pandemic.
John’s health began failing in 2021 with periods of hospitalization following in 2022 until his death on July 4, 2023.
John was a loving and caring son, brother, grandson, nephew and cousin. He was a good and faithful friend throughout his life, maintaining a close friendship since the second grade.
John is preceded in death by his brother, Michael; grandparents Albert and Margaret Hankins and Eugene and Mary Quint; aunts, Barbara (Bill) Nyquist and Betty (Pat) Williamson.
He is survived by his parents, Eugene and Frances Quint; aunt and god mother, Rita Quint; uncles, Terrence Hankins and Chris (Elizabeth) Hankins; cousins, Christy (Eugene) Rossiter, Justin (Brandie) Hankins, Joshua (Krissinda) Hankins, Manasseh Hankins, Amanda Hankins, Rashael Hankins, Carisia Cantrell, Joey Cantrell, William Cantrell, Brendan Cantrell, Madison Nyquist, Melissa Nyquist, Brian (Alison) Nyquit, Mary (Billy) Palmer, Kathy Flattery, Jo Ellen (Som) Martin, John Flattery, and several second cousins.
John was dearly loved and he will be greatly missed.
Visitation is 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 12, 2023 at Petersen Funeral Home.
Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 13, 2023, at Our Lady of Guadalupe in Newton. The Holy Rosary will be prayed prior to mass at 10:00 a.m.
Memorial contributions in honor of John may be made to Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church.