On Saturday, November 12, 2022, after a short illness, Richard “Rick” McIntyre, a beloved father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, and uncle, passed away. He was 87 years old. Born to Charles and Emma McIntyre in Brooklyn, NY, Richard graduated from Erasmus Hall High School in 1953. He was a proud Korean War veteran, serving with Company B 7774 AU and later enjoyed a successful career with AT&T. After his service, Rick married his high school sweetheart, Patricia Murphy, in 1956, a marriage that lasted until Pat’s death in 2020.
He was predeceased by his daughter, PattyAnn McIntyre; his son, Richard E. McIntyre Jr.; and daughter, Joanne McIntyre Coccia. He is survived by his daughter, Susan (Niall) and his son, Edward (Beth), his six grandchildren: Nicole, Emma, Samantha, Chloe, Ricky and Jake, and his five great-grandchildren: Joseph, Gia, Maggie, Henry and Milo.
His funeral service will be held on Thursday, November 17, 2022, at Forest Lawn Funeral Home, 5740 S. Pine Avenue, Ocala 34480 at 2:00. All are welcome. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, a charity both Pat and Richard supported during their lives.