Robert John McIntyre, 85, of Burlington, North Carolina, passed away peacefully on Friday, March 5, 2021, at his home under the loving care of his wife Bonnie and Hospice Care of Burlington.
Bob was born on Feb. 24, 1936, in Columbus, Ohio, to the late Richard and Teresa McIntyre, and grew up in Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey. The family moved to their summer home in the Adirondacks on the Forestdale Road in AuSable Forks in 1950. Bob graduated from the Saranac Lake High School in the Class of 1954.
Following high school Bob helped run his father’s shoe store, Factory Surplus Shoes on Route 9 north of Plattsburgh, until the late 1960s when he went to work at Plattsburgh State University College as a supervisor of buildings and grounds.
Bob was very devoted to his Catholic faith, having been most recently a communicant of Blessed Sacrament Church in Burlington and an active lifetime member of the Knights of Columbus. He particularly had many fond memories of the times spent with his brother knights of the Bloomingdale/Gabriels Council 7803.
Besides his wife Bonnie, Bob is survived by his daughter Barbara (David) Growhoski of Easthampton Massachusetts; son-in-law Ted Drozd of Toms River, New Jersey; son Richard (Theresa) of Rochester; son William (Francine) of Saranac Lake and daughter Jan (Jake) McKernan of Chandler, Arizona; his grandchildren: Laura, Claire and David Drozd of Toms River, New Jersey; Sarah (Jesus) Juarez of Lawrenceville, New Jersey; Nathan and Grace McIntyre of Rochester; Aidan and Evan McKernan of Chandler, Arizona; and many nieces and nephews.
Bob was predeceased by his wife Marie in August 1980, daughter Donna in August of 2010, brother Donald and sister Kathleen Manor.
The family requests that those who wish to remember Bob to please consider a donation to their local hospice care or a Mass of intention.
There will be no calling hours or funeral service at this time. Burial will be at St. Matthew’s Cemetery in Black Brook at a future date.