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ASHTABULA - Thomas "Skeeter" B. McIntyre, 88, passed away January 21, 2019 on the Hospice Unit at ACMC.

He was born in Wilkensburg, PA on May 30, 1930 the son of Charles and Alice (Lawton) McIntyre.

"Skeeter" was a 1948 graduate of Aspenwall High School. He was active in sports in high school and after graduation, he played football, basketball, softball and was a bowler.

He very proudly served his country in the US Army from 1952-1954 He was part of the tank division and was stationed for 18 months in Germany.

On June 21, 1952 he married his one and only true love and his bride of 66 1/2 years Gertrude P. Hamre.

"Skeeter" completed his advanced electrical training in Chicago and came to Ashtabula and worked for 38 years for Reliance Electric until his retirement in 1987.

He was a very dedicated member of the Harbor High School Athletic Boosters for many, many years holding several offices including that of President for the boosters; there wasn't anything he wouldn't do for the student athletes of Harbor High School. Some of his very best friendships were those made during his years with the athletic boosters. He was also a past member of the Ashtabula Beagle Club. He enjoyed hunting and fishing at his cabin in Pennsylvania and on Lake Erie. For many summers he served as First Mate for several local fishing charters. He was also a skilled handyman and loved woodworking. When his sons were little he coached their teams for many years at Ashtabula and Saybrook Little Leagues. Above all, "Skeeter" was a family man. There was nothing more important to him than his wife, sons, and grandchildren.

He is survived by his loving family; his wife Gertrude, sons: Blaine C. McIntyre of Ashtabula and Darryl D McIntyre of Tellico Plains, TN; his grandchildren: Christopher, Daniel and Emily; and his great-grandchildren: Seth, Tommy and Lincoln.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Donald McIntyre.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday January 26th at 4:00 pm at CZUP FUNERAL HOME, 1329 Lake Avenue Ashtabula; with calling hours also being held on Saturday prior to the service from 2:00 to 4:00 at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions can be made in his name to Hospice of the Western Reserve or Rainbows Babies and Children's Hospital, envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Published on January 23, 2019
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3 posts

Rose Phelps
Jan 24, 2019
So sorry for your loss. I enjoyed being your neighbor for all these years, truly missed you and Gertrude when I moved away. Prayers, I hope you and Ron are sitting and having another great conversation and laughs. Hugs to you Gertrude and your family.
Jeff Howe
Jan 23, 2019
Sorry for your loss Darryl and Blaine and to your families. I have great memories of your dad during my time at Harbor High and many years afterwards. He and Dell Prine never passed on an opportunity to give me a hard time, in a funny and caring way. He will be missed by all who knew him.
Ed & Diana Ondrus
Jan 23, 2019
Please accept our sincere sympathy in your loss. We will remember Skeeter as a great neighbor, a good friend and a decent, honest man. It's been 45 years since he first welcomed our family to the street. His loss will be deeply felt, especially in the summer when we often enjoyed our front-yard visits.