Robert Howard McIntire, 96, loving husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather passed away August 13, 2021 after a long and rewarding life.
Born in New Hampshire in 1925, Bob entered the United States Navy on September 18, 1942 to begin a 21 year long career in the service. He served in World War II, the Korean War, and the Bay of Pigs Invasion on over 7 ships including USS Willard Keith. Bob taught at Columbia University as an ROTC instructor and retired as a Chief Gunner's Mate. For the remainder of his career, he worked at Gulf Oil on Staten Island.
Bob was a great outdoorsman and marksman, having shot a bear when he was just 15 years old. He spent much of his free time outside: spring fishing in the Catskills, hunting in the fall and, winter ice fishing in the Adirondacks. He was the ultimate man's man and was respected for his knowledge by all who encountered him.
In 1944, Bob walked into an ice cream parlor in Brooklyn and met his wife Theresa. They married at The Church of Our Lady Perpetual Help on June 7th, 1944 and went on to have almost 70 years together before Theresa's passing in 2014. He is survived by his 7 children, Robert (Alice), James, Daniel (Patricia), Sheila (Dennis Moore), Theresa (Michael Henderson), Mary (Mark Hannan), and Thomas (Jennifer), 13 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren.
Visitation will be held at Bedell-Pizzo Funeral Home from 3-6pm on Tuesday, August 17th. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Thomas the Apostle RC Church at 10:30 am on Wednesday, August 18th, followed by the interment at Resurrection Cemetery.
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