Alan Reeser McIntyre, 83, Navy vet, father of two, AMP machinist, avid naturalist and reader

By on April 6, 2016

Alan Reeser McIntyre, 83, of Lititz, passed away unexpectedly April 1, 2016, at Lancaster General Hospital.

He was the loving husband of Anna (Toews) McIntyre; and devoted father of Rebecca (McIntyre) Smith (wife of Kenneth A. Smith) and Lauren (McIntyre) Evers (wife of the late Darrell Evers).

Alan was born in Lemoyne to William Wesley McIntyre and Claire Reeser McIntyre.

He graduated from Manheim Township High School and served in the U.S. Navy on the U.S.S. Everglades as a molder-fireman during the Korean War. He worked as a machinist for more than 25 years, retiring from AMP Inc. (Aircraft Marine Products) in 1995.

He was an active member of Steffin Hill Presbyterian Church of Beaver Falls, where he and his wife lived for 10 years. Recently, they moved back to the Lancaster area and lived at Landis Homes. He was a member of Big Brothers of America, AMP Nimrods, and the NRA. He was avid naturalist, hunter, bird watcher, and woodsman. A favorite pastime of his was to fish the Susquehanna River for bass, carp, and catfish. His hobbies were wood working and carving, candle making, wild game cookery, trail hiking, and motorcycling. He used his ingenuity and knowledge as a machinist to design and build a wood-splitter, pig roaster, and smokehouses. He was an avid reader, preferring biographies and non-fiction stories.

He leaves behind his wife, two daughters, six grandchildren, two great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

The memorial service will be Saturday, April 9, at 11 a.m., at Wayside Presbyterian Church, 600 Stony Battery Road, Landisville. Friends may greet the family from 10 a.m. until the service begins.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in memory of Alan McIntyre to the “ACS Joseph S. and Jeanette M. Silber Hope Lodge,” Cleveland Ohio, by visiting https://donate.cancer.org/index?campaign= hl08cleveoh.

To leave an online condolence for the family, visit DeBordSnyder.com DeBord-Snyder Funeral Home, Lancaster, was entrusted with the arrangements.

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