John Alvin “Jack” McIntire, 86, of Gilpin Township, passed away on Friday, October 11, 2019 at Chicora Medical Center in Butler County.
A son of the late Russell Henry McIntire and Frances (Smith) McIntire, he was born on August 4, 1933 in Natrona Heights, PA.
Jack was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served as a Corporal during the Korean War. For over 35 years, he worked in the Automotive Painting Lab at PPG Industries in Springdale and Allison Park before retiring in 1991. He was a member of Hebron Evangelical Lutheran Church in Leechburg and former member of Forks Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Gilpin Township. Jack was a skilled handyman who liked working around his home. He enjoyed hunting and going to his hunting cabin in Dents Run (Elk County), and spending vacations at the Outer Banks in North Carolina.
Survivors include his wife, Catherine J. (Duceour) McIntire of Gilpin Township; two sons, Jack E. McIntire (Sue) of Gilpin Township, Russell L. McIntire (Jennifer) of Butler; a daughter, Teri A. Shaffer (Greg) of Allegheny Township; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Sarah Mae Shumaker.
Friends welcomed by his family on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019 from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m., the time of funeral ceremonies at Forks Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, 253 Forks Church Rd., Gilpin Township, with Pastor Jack Delk officiating. Interment following at the church cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Clawson Funeral & Cremation Center, 170 Main Street, Leechburg (724-842-1051).
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Jack’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Greater PA Chapter, 2835 E. Carson St., Pittsburgh, PA 15203.
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