Robert McIntyre

Obituary of Robert McIntyre

Robert Lee McIntyre, age 96, formerly of Corning, NY died Monday, February 19, 2018 at his home in Pensacola, FL.

Robert was born in Corning, NY on April 16, 1921, the seventh child of William and Helen McIntyre. He was educated at St. Vincent de Paul School and Northside High School from which he graduated with the class of 1940. Following graduation, he was employed for a short period of time by Corning Glass Works. Robert was inducted into the Armed Forces of the US Army in June 1942 at Fort Niagara, NY. Following induction, he was assigned to Company F, 349th Infantry Regiment of the 88th Division at Camp Gruber, Oklahoma. After training and maneuvers the Division became part of the 5th Army serving in the Italian Campaign. He returned home and was discharged from the Service in November 1945. His Service Awards include the Combat Infantry Badge, a Purple Heart, a Bronze Star, and three Campaign Awards for the Mediterranean Theater of operations.

Robert attended St. Bonaventure University and graduated from the University of Houston, after which he was employed by Transcontinental Gas Pipeline as a mechanical engineer. He retired in 1986 after 34 years of employment.

He was married to the former Helen Jean Patrick of Corning who preceded him in death in March 1992. He is survived by three children: Mark McIntyre (Libby) of Raleigh, NC; Marsha M. Reeves (Tony) of Pensacola, FL; and Molly M. Hair (Tom) of Houston, TX. He is also survived by six grandchildren: Andrew Reeves (Jessica) of Falls Church, VA; Madeline R. Willings (Wesley) of Birmingham, AL; Kendahl McIntyre of Raleigh, NC; Courtney Thomas (Philip) of Pittsburgh, PA; Lindsay McIntyre of Dallas, TX; and Patrick McIntyre of Austin, TX, as well as one great grandchild, Jack Reeves of Falls Church, VA.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, April 14th at 11 AM at St. Vincent de Paul Church, 222 Dodge Avenue in Corning. Burial will be at St. Mary's Cemetery with Military Honors.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Pensacola Catholic High School, 3043 W. Scott St., Pensacola, FL 32505; Little Sisters of the Poor, 1655 McGill Ave., Mobile, AL 36604 or All Saints Academy, 158 State St., Corning, NY 14830.

The family would like to offer special thanks to Dr. Don Blackmon and staff, Kim and Tony Shoemaker, Samantha Diaz, and Covenant Hospice staff for their diligent care and compassionate support.

Robert's family entrusted his care to Haughey Funeral Home, Inc.