Theodore McIntire

Posted: Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Juneau resident Theodore "Ted" W. McIntire died of cancer on Nov. 8, 2008, at his home in Juneau with his family by his side. He was 79.

Born May 28, 1929, in Tacoma, Wash., to Theodore W. and Jane McIntire, he served in the U.S. Army from 1951 to 1953, after which he studied electronics at DeVry Technical School in Chicago. In 1956, he married Sally Wood there, and in 1959, they moved to Juneau, where, except for one year in Cordova, they have lived ever since.

He worked for radio station KJNO until 1965, when he was employed by the state, serving in various positions in the communications and telecommunications divisions. He retired in 1986.

He was a member of the Juneau Moose Lodge and for many years was the tenor drummer with the Stroller White Pipes and Drums. Some may know him from his delivery of the "Address to a Haggis" at many recent Robbie Burns nights. Woodworking was a favorite pastime of his.

He is survived by his wife, Sally McIntire; daughters, Betsy Cole and husband, Brien, of Anchorage, and Katie Quinn and husband, Ted, of Juneau; granddaughters, Kelsey and Kaitlin Cole, of Anchorage, and Sara Quinn, of Juneau; brother, Donald McIntire and wife, Romaine, of Gresham, Ore.; sister, Jane Brisbois, of Tacoma; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15, at Chapel by the Lake sanctuary immediately followed by a gathering at the Travelodge Glacier Room. All friends and acquaintances are invited.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice and Home Care of Juneau, 419 Sixth St., Juneau, AK 99801.

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