On June 13th, 2023, James Martin McIntyre Sr. of Lower Burrell, died peacefully at his camp. James was 62 years old. He was born in O’Hara Township, PA to Irene (Tanski) and late Raymond McIntyre. James was a US Navy veteran, full of faith, courage, and patriotism. He was a camp counselor at Camp Lutherlyn in his youth and continued to spread his love for travel and nature to those around him. He was the foundation of his family, and a jack of all trades. James had a special interest in carpentry, fine woodwork, collecting and rebuilding antique vehicles, and gardening. He had a vivacious personality and was always eager to start a new project. He enjoyed working on his 2011 Dodge Challenger SRT8, 1970 Chevy Camaro, 1972 Volkswagen Camper Van, and his 1954 1-Ton Jeep Willys. He frequently expressed pride in the accomplishments of his sisters and his children. James dedicated his life to the support, care, and love for his family. His loving, free spirit will be deeply missed.
Loving father of James McIntyre Jr., Nicholas Lininger, Christopher McIntyre (Megan), Patrick McIntyre, and Sara McIntyre. He is also survived his mother; Irene (Tanski) McIntyre, his sisters; Antoinette Reilly, Rae Ann Fairchild, Dr. Michelle (Loel) Tubbs, and Kathleen (David) Guthrie, by his cherished grandchildren; Trinity, Camden, Kyler, Caleb, and Collin, his long-term companion; Pamela Claassen-Powers and her son, who he loved as his own, Jonathan Powers.
He is preceded in death by his father, Raymond McIntyre; his beloved wife, Cynthia (Gonzales) McIntyre; his mother-in-law, Margaret “Peggy” (Ramsey) Gonzales; and his granddaughter, Airiana McIntyre. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday June 17th
in the SLATER FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES OF SHARPSBURG
), 820 Main Street, Sharpsburg, 15215
. Funeral Mass Monday 10:00 am
in Christ the King Parish, St. Joseph Church. Burial to follow with military honors at St Mary’s Cemetery, Sharps Hill Rd.